Ken Dozier 

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Executive Director

As Executive Director the Western Research Application Center (WESRAC), Ken Dozier is manages academic, federal and commercial programs. The Western Trade Adjustment Assistance Center (WTAAC) the Engineering Technology Transfer Center and the High Performance Supply Chain Center have  affiliate offices in the four western states. The WESRAC gained national recognition when it received the Justin Morrill Award for Innovation from the Technology Transfer Society.

Dozier is responsible for business development and budget management for all WESRAC programs in accordance with objectives and practices of the Viterbi School of Engineering and USC. Dozier is the primary liaison with the Federal Laboratory Consortium, and many other Federal, State and Local agencies. Prior to his position at USC, he was the California Director of Advanced Competitive Technologies and was responsible for the direction of twelve California Advanced Technology Centers. He is the former Director of Research and Electrical Engineering Faculty at the School of Engineering Computer Science and Technology Cal State Los Angeles.

Dozier was the President and CEO of Interactive Machines, Inc (IMI) in Westlake Village, California where transformed a negative net worth research and development firm into a profitable computer graphics hardware manufacturing company that provided High Performance Computing equipment to the aerospace flight simulation industry and international motion picture and television special effect companies.

Dozier was Vice President of Operations and Executive Technical Director of Digital Productions, the world’s first digital production facility for motion pictures and television. DP was awarded the first Academy Award for Technical Excellence in the field of computer graphics in 1984 for its work on the motion picture “The Last Starfighter”.

Dr. Dozier holds a Ph.D from Claremont Graduate University, an Executive Master of Business Administration from University of California, Los Angeles,a Master of Science in Electrical Engineering from the University of Southern California, and a Bachelor of of Science in Engineering from California State University, Los Angeles


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