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Patrick Biltgen,
Board of Directors Member

The Astronaut Scholarship Foundation is governed by a team of industry leading professionals whose talents and experiences drive ASF's policies, objectives and overall direction to support the very best and brightest scholars in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

Patrick Biltgen

Pat Biltgen, Ph.D., is a Booz Allen leader focused on artificial intelligence and mission engineering, particularly for the firm’s defense, intelligence, and space clients. His areas of expertise include aerospace engineering, systems engineering, data science, and analytic software development. Prior to joining Booz Allen, Pat served as director of analytics and data services for Perspecta. In that role, he developed an innovative prototype application for monitoring treaty violations using open source information, and performed trade studies for new intelligence and analytic systems.

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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