Stephen Edward Cross is the executive vice president for research (EVPR) at the Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech), a position to which he was appointed in 2010. As EVPR, Cross coordinates research efforts among Georgia Tech's colleges, research units and faculty; and provides central administration for all research, economic development and related support units at Georgia Tech. This includes direct oversight of Georgia Tech's interdisciplinary research institutes, the Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI), the Enterprise Innovation Institute (EI2) and the Georgia Tech Research Corporation (GTRC).
Prior to this position, he served as director of the Georgia Tech Research Institute from 2003 until 2010, director and chief executive officer of Carnegie Mellon's Software Engineering Institute from 1994 to 2003, and an officer in the United States Air Force from 1974 to 1994.
He is an IEEE Fellow, a former editor-in-chief of IEEE Intelligent Systems and former associate edi