Patrick Biltgen is the director of analytics at Perspecta where he leads research and development efforts for machine learning, artificial intelligence, modeling, and large-scale data analysis. Biltgen holds a bachelor's, master's, and Ph.D. in aerospace engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology. As a researcher in the Georgia Tech Aerospace Systems Design Laboratory (ASDL), he developed an approach to simultaneously optimize aircraft technology and tactics using artificial intelligence. He also supported propulsion design and simulation programs for NASA and was a co-op student with Rolls-Royce in Indianapolis, IN. He was also an active member of the Yellow Jacket Marching Band.
Biltgen spent six years at BAE Systems where, as the senior mission engineer, he implemented a revolutionary method for data correlation and discovery of the unknown for the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency. In 2016, Dr. Biltgen published Activity-Based Intelligence: Principles and Applications, the first unclassified textbook on this contemporary intelligence tradecraft.
He served in a technical leadership role for data integration, predictive analytics, and distributed processing programs as a contractor for multiple Government agencies.
Dr. Biltgen is a recipient of the INSA Edwin Land Industry Award, the Astronaut Scholarship Foundation Neil Armstrong Award of Excellence, and the National Intelligence Integration Award. At Georgia Tech, he received the National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate Fellowship (NDSEG), the Astronaut Scholarship, and the Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship.
He and his wife, Janel (also a Georgia Tech Ph.D.) live in Clifton, VA where they operate a small vineyard using systems engineering and data analytics principles.