Principal Technical Advisor for Transportation Logistics & Security
Eric York Wallischeck is a principal technical advisor, primarily focusing on the maritime domain. In this capacity, he studies technical issues relating to maritime operations and safety, port operations and security, intermodal transportation and logistics, and cyber security in the transportation sector. He is also engaged in a variety of other research initiatives that cross other transportation modes, including GPS vulnerabilities in transportation, transit fare payment systems, and transportation system resilience.
Prior to joining the U.S. DOT Volpe Center, Wallischeck served for 28 years at the United States Merchant Marine Academy (USMMA), rising to the position of chief of staff. A native of Fairfield, Connecticut, Wallischeck graduated from USMMA with a double major in marine transportation and marine engineering. He holds a master of science in security and resilience studies from Northeastern University, and is also a graduate of the Senior Executive Fellows Program at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University.
Wallischeck is a recipient of the Department of Transportation 9-11 Medal, the Department of Transportation Bronze Medal, and the Maritime Administration's Merchant Marine Medal for Outstanding Achievement.