William Regli is a Professor of Computer and Information Science in the Drexel University College of Computing & Informatics. He holds departmental appointments in Mechanical Engineering and Mechanics (College of Engineering); Electrical and Computer Engineering (College of Engineering); and in the College of Biomedical Engineering, Science and Health Systems. From 2007-2010 Regli was Senior Science Adviser to the National Institute of Justice's Communications Technologies Center of Excellence. He currently (2010-) serves as Senior Scientific Adviser to the Defense Programs Office of the National Nuclear Security Administration of the U.S. Department of Energy in areas of information technology for design, manufacturing, production in support of the stewardship and surety of the United States' nuclear weapons stockpile.
Previously (2008-2010) Dr. Regli served as Executive Director of The AJ Drexel Applied Communications and Information Networking (ACIN) Institute, a University-wide multi-disciplinary research and business entrepreneurship initiative of Drexel University. During his tenure managing ACIN, Dr. Regli doubled the number of full-time technical and research staff; expanded the technical activities to engage four of Drexel's colleges (up from two); and managed to maintain the level of students and increase the number of faculty involved in spite of a 25% reduction in the RDT&E budget (to $2.13M year in 2010). Working with Drexel's Provost and the Drexel Office of Research, Regli transitioned ACIN to operate in accordance with the recommendations of the National Academy of Engineering and the National Science Foundation for operation of interdisciplinary research centers—the first such interdisciplinary research Center of its kind at Drexel University.