Dr. Tolga Kurtoglu is CEO of PARC, a Xerox company, which is in "the business of breakthroughs.” He joined PARC in 2010. Practicing open innovation since being incorporated in 2002, PARC provides custom R&D services, technology, specialized expertise, best practices, and intellectual property to Xerox’s business groups, Fortune 500 and Global 1000 companies, startups, and government.
Dr. Kurtoglu oversees PARC’s R&D investments for Xerox and its innovation portfolio for commercial clients and government agencies in a diverse set of focus areas and competencies including human-centered innovation services, intelligent agents and systems, clean energy, smart packaging, machine learning and analytics, security and privacy, printed electronics and digital manufacturing.
Motivated by his passion for bringing innovations to market, Dr. Kurtoglu specializes in leading cross functional teams to apply science and technology to develop creative solutions to real world problems. Since joining PARC, he has held various leadership roles focusing on R&D management, product strategy, and technology commercialization. In his early years at PARC, he pioneered the formation of PARC’s digital design and manufacturing (DDM) program. Later he created and led the System Sciences Laboratory by building a technology portfolio across hardware, software, and process technologies. In both roles, he managed multi-million
Dr. Kurtoglu’s own research was focused on computation and artificial intelligence applied to design and manufacturing of complex systems, and application of preventive and predictive analytics techniques to engineered systems. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Texas at Austin and M.S. from Carnegie Mellon University -- both in Mechanical Engineering. He holds a bachelor’s degree in the same field from Orta Dogu Technical University (ODTU). He has published over 80 peer-reviewed articles and papers in leading journals and conferences in his field, and regularly serves in organizational leadership roles for the ASME, AIAA, AAAI, Design Society, and Prognostics and Health Management Society. He is the recipient of the IEEE Best Professional Paper Award at the Prognostics and Health Management Conference, IEEE Best Application Paper Award from IEEE Robotics and Automation Society, NASA Ames Technical Excellence Award, PARC Excellence Award, PARC Golden Acorn Award, and the Best Design Award in “Dexterous Robot Hand” Design Competition.
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Where Physical Meets Digital
10 April 2017 | The Engineer
Executive Interview: Tolga Kurtoglu, CEO, PARC
3 April 2017 | ComputerWeekly.com
PARC CEO Discusses the Present and Future of Tech Jobs and the Implications for the Larger Society (audio)
2 April 2017 | NPR / KALW Radio
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Next Frontier of AI
3 May 2017 - 4 May 2017 | Istanbul, Turkey
AI Case Studies: Pushing the Frontiers of Systems Engineering
9 November 2016 | San Francisco, CA
Stanford and PARC host Digital Cities Summit 2016
3 October 2016 - 4 October 2016 | Stanford, CA