Dr. Alison Perez (Ali)
Dr. Ali Perez joined Lockheed Martin Ventures in 2021. Her role supports post-deal integration and transition of technology from the Ventures portfolio into Lockheed pursuits and programs. She runs the Ventures Internal Research and Development program that provides LM engineers with opportunities to collaborate with start-up companies that Lockheed Martin Ventures has invested in. Additionally, Ali is responsible for investments in human potential, biotechnology, man-unmanned teaming, digital transformation, and advanced manufacturing.
Prior to joining Lockheed Martin Ventures, Ali worked to manage Lockheed’s Technology Strategy and Research (TS&R) portfolio under the VP of TS&R. She started her career at Lockheed in the Advanced Technology Laboratories running research programs in neuroscience, human and autonomy collaboration, man-unmanned teaming, and artificial intelligence. Before joining Lockheed, Ali worked for the University of Texas at Dallas conducting research in neurophysiology and cognitive training for individuals with traumatic brain injury and cognitive impairments.
Ali received an M.S and Ph.D. in Cognitive Neuroscience from the University of Texas at Dallas, where her work was published and presented in several academic journals, as well as conferences. Ali also received her B.A in Experimental Psychology from the University of South Carolina.