Dr. Eugene Tu Presentation
Dr. Eugene Tu
Eugene is the Director of NASA’s Ames Research Center, where he leads a staff of civil servants and contractors in providing critical research and development support that makes NASA’s and the nation’s aeronautics and space missions possible. Most recently, he was the Director of Exploration Technology at Ames. He began his career as a research scientist conducting computational fluid dynamics research on the steady and unsteady aerodynamics of complex aircraft configurations. He also served as the Program Manager for the agency-level High Performance Computing and Communications (HPCC) Program and led both IT Base and HPCC programs. In 2001, the two programs were combined into the Computing, Information and Communication Technology (CICT) Program and he was selected as the CICT Program Manager. He has a BS in Mechanical Engineering from the University of California, Berkeley, and MS and PhD in Aeronautics and Astronautics from Stanford University.