Mr. Woods has over 33 years of diverse work experience with a primary focus on electronic systems integration and embedded systems architecture, 7 years of which have been for the Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI). While most of his career has been spent working with aircraft electronic systems, he spent a few years working in the telecommunications industry architecting networking hardware and Voice over Internet Protocol systems.
Mr. Woods has spent the last 21 years serving in both supervisory and technical leadership roles with ever increasing budget and personnel management responsibility. Mr. Woods has proven himself an effective leader, being known for his ability to manage large, high-dollar, multi-disciplinary projects that reach across Georgia Tech and GTRI.
Mr. Woods holds a B.S. in Computer Science from Mercer University and a Masters in Systems Engineering from Southern Polytechnic University. He also holds a Federal Aviation Administration Airframe and Power plant License.
Mr. Woods is currently the Technology Strategist for the Information and Communications Laboratory in the Information & Cyber Sciences Directorate at GTRI. He is the lead instructor for the Cyber Security: A Systems Approach course, the core course of Georgia Tech Professional Education’s Cyber Security Certificate program.