Tolga KurtogluCEO of PARC and Head of R&D at Xerox
Dr. Tolga Kurtoglu is President of PARC, a Xerox company, which is in "the business of breakthroughs.” Dr. Kurtoglu specializes in leading cross-functional teams to apply science and technology to develop creative solutions to real-world problems. Dr. Kurtoglu was named Chief Executive Officer of PARC in January 2017, after serving as PARC Vice President, Director of System Sciences Lab, where he oversaw development of software technologies used for the design, verification, manufacturing, and operations of complex systems.
Dr. Kurtoglu’s other leadership roles at PARC have included Research Scientist/Area Manager in computational sciences, AI and automation. Prior to joining PARC, Dr. Kurtoglu was a Research Scientist for NASA Ames Research Center and a Systems Lead Engineer for Dell.
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).
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.