Executive Biography of Dr. Patty Chang-Chien

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Patty Chang-Chien, Ph.D.
Vice President and General Manager, Boeing Research & Technology

Dr. Patty Chang-Chien is vice president and general manager of Boeing Research & Technology (BR&T), overseeing the development of technologies that break barriers and increase the competitiveness and quality of Boeing products.

Chang-Chien was previously vice president of Mission Systems and Autonomy within BR&T, as well as the Electronic & Electrical Engineering functional chief engineer. In this prior BR&T appointment, Patty led a team of scientists, technologists, technicians and engineers specializing in advanced research and the development of enterprise-critical technologies such as mission systems, cyber security, advanced electronics, communications, networking, advanced computing, AI, data analytics, autonomy, and avionics. 

As the Boeing enterprise functional chief engineer of Electronics and Electrical Engineering, she was responsible for talent development, design practices and knowledge curation, implementation of model-based engineering, technical/functional integration and continuous improvement of tools and processes across the engineering function.

Chang-Chien joined Boeing in 2019 from Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems where she last served as director of Electronics Products & Technology. She has more than 25 years of technical, program and functional management experience.