Curtis Raymond Carlson is the president and CEO of SRI International and a prominent technologist.
A physics graduate of Worcester Polytechnic Institute and PhD student at in geophysical fluid dynamics from Rutgers University, he joined Sarnoff Corporation after graduation and worked through the ranks. While at Sarnoff, Carlson led teams that developed the HDTV standard and designed a system to assess broadcast image quality, both of which were awarded a Technology & Engineering Emmy Award.
In 1998, Carlson was named CEO of SRI International, a post previously held by William P. Sommers. For his contributions, Carlson was awarded Worcester Polytechnic Institute's Robert H. Goddard Alumni Award in 2002 and the Society for Information Display's Otto H. Schade Award in 2006.