Richard Arthur

MS, Computer Systems Engineering (RPI) MBA, MBA (University at Albany) BS, Computer Engineering (Clarkson University)

Rick Arthur is Senior Principal Engineer for GE Research Digital Technologies, focusing on Advanced Computational Methods Research and its application to Digital Engineering. This involves pathfinding of novel computing hardware and software architectures and connecting these with industrial application opportunities. Rick represents GE on several government and professional community advisory councils.

Rick has over 30 years' experience with GE, supporting products and services that spanned diverse industrial sectors such as healthcare, air and rail transportation, media, finance, defense and energy. Rick established the Advanced Computing Laboratory to build expertise and facilitate adoption of emerging hardware and software capabilities critical to GE competitive advantage in materials, manufacturing, eCommerce, controls and automation, security, information services, turbomachinery, medical diagnostics, and life sciences. Beyond GE, he has worked with DARPA, NBC-Universal, Lockheed-Martin and the Department of Energy’s National Labs. 

Rick received a B.S. in Computer Engineering from Clarkson University, an M. Eng. in Computer Systems Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) and an M.B.A. at the University at Albany. He is a co-chair of the U.S. Council on Competitiveness Advanced Computing Roundtable, technical member of the Exascale Computing Project Industry Council, and has advised on working groups for the National Science Foundation, Office of Science & Technology Policy, universities creating programs in computational methods and companies leading the state of the art in software and computing hardware. He previously served on the Science & Engineering Technical Advisory Council for the Blue Waters supercomputer at the National Center for Supercomputing Applications. Rick co-chairs the AIAA Digital Engineering Integration Committee’s Digital Systems Model working group. He is a Senior Member of the Association for Computing Machinery.

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