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Patrick Biltgen,
Board of Directors Member

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Patrick Biltgen

Patrick T. Biltgen, Ph.D. is the Technical Director of Analytics for Vencore in Chantilly, VA. Previously, he was the senior systems engineer and subject matter expert supporting Activity-Based Intelligence (ABI) for multiple intelligence customers. Dr. Biltgen held a variety of roles including the development of the initial concepts for automated “pipeline” processing of GEOINT data, multi-INT data discovery and correlation, and object-relationship linking with graph theory. Biltgen also led a forecasting study that examined implications for the Intelligence Community in 2050.

Prior to joining the Intelligence Community, Dr. Biltgen was a research engineer and graduate researcher at the Georgia Institute of Technology. His research work integrated machine learning with aircraft design capabilities to simultaneously optimize tactics and technologies for a long-range bomber. He is an expert in highly-dimensional multidisciplinary design optimization, statistical visual analytic methods, and capability-based trade studies.

Biltgen received a B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. in Aerospace Engineering from Georgia Tech. He was recognized with the National Defense Science and Engineering and Graduate Fellowship (NDSEG), the Astronaut Scholarship, a Georgia Tech Presidential Fellowship, and the 2006 American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) Orville and Wilbur Wright award. Biltgen was also a fellow in the Sam Nunn Security Program. Additionally, Biltgen was seleected as the inaugural recepient of the Astronaut Scholarship Foundations Neil Armstrong™ Award of Excellence. He and his wife, Janel, live in northern Virginia.


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