John J. Tran, Ph.D.

Director - Technology Consulting

Known for his outcome-oriented attitude and his ability to solve complicated engineering and technological issues, John’s calm demeanor and desire to deliver excellent results are at the heart of his work.

Dr. Tran has never taken the easy road. His military background, coupled with his extensive education, mentoring, and hands-on career experience, give him the tools to work with businesses developing cybersecurity programs from the ground up. His drive, collaborative skills, and ability to find solutions to “wicked problems” make John an integral part of our technology consulting team.

Areas of Expertise:

Dr. Tran has a vast array of expertise in the areas of cyber security, system architecture, design and implementation, and high-performance computing. He has substantial experience in leadership, teaching in higher education, and speaking. John has published papers in scientific journals and private-sector technical reports, presented research, and has been invited to speak at conferences.

Professional Associations

  • Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
  • Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)
  • The International society for optics and photonics (SPIE)

More About John

Coke or Pepsi?
Coke – Mexican Coke in a bottle made with REAL sugar

Title bestowed upon him in his early years
My military call sign was Genghis

Mother Teresa – because of her understanding of the human condition and her willingness to serve and help others.

Favorite way to spend a weekend afternoon
Shopping with my wife

Claim to Fame
Smoking meat in a self-built, custom, 55-gallon drum smoker

  • Ph.D. Computer Science – University of Southern California
  • M.A. Military Operational Art & Science – Air University
  • M.S. Computer Science and Engineering – University of Notre Dame
  • B.S. Computer Engineering & Theology – University of Notre Dame

John dedicated 20 years to the United States Air Force where he received the Meritorious Service Medal as well as the Operation Iraqi Freedom Medal before retiring as a Lieutenant Colonel. In addition to his military service, he has 20+ years of work experience spanning multiple domains including consulting, engineering, government, and academia.