Eric York Wallischeck
Acting Center Director for Infrastructure Systems and Technology
Principal Technical Advisor for Transportation Logistics and Security
Eric York Wallischeck is the acting Center Director for Infrastructure Systems and Technology, where he directs the work of engineering, planning, and technology professionals, focusing on infrastructure modernization, automation, and advanced transportation technologies, maritime monitoring and security, military logistics, and innovative research programs.
He is a principal technical advisor, primarily focusing on the maritime domain. In this capacity, Wallischeck studies technical issues relating to maritime operations and safety, mariner workforce development, intermodal transportation and logistics, cybersecurity, and resilience in the maritime environment. He is also engaged in a variety of other research initiatives that cross other transportation modes, including PNT system resilience, GPS vulnerabilities in transportation, and federal spectrum policy. Wallischeck also leads the U.S. DOT Volpe Center’s technical writing program and regularly reviews and edits U.S. DOT Volpe Center reports across a diverse range of technical subjects.
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 (Kings Port, NY) with a double major in marine transportation and marine engineering. He holds a Master of Science in security and resilience studies from Northeastern University (Boston, MA), and he is also a graduate of the Senior Executive Fellows Program at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University (Cambridge, MA).
Wallischeck is a recipient of the U.S. DOT 9-11 Medal, the U.S. DOT Bronze Medal, and the Maritime Administration's Merchant Marine Medal for Outstanding Achievement.