Dr Andrew Puryear
Dr. Andrew Puryear is the CTO for Ultra Electronics Communications & Security, where he is responsible for technology leadership, product and technology roadmaps, and operational delivery. Prior to joining Ultra Electronics, Dr. Puryear was the Director of Cyber Strategy and Execution at the MITRE Corporation. In that role, Dr. Puryear was accountable for MITRE’s cyber strategy, working across MITRE and its sponsors to solve some of the most challenging cyber challenges. Previous to MITRE he held senior roles at Sandia National Labs and MIT Lincoln Laboratory. At MIT Lincoln Laboratory, Dr. Puryear won the 2013 MIT Lincoln Lab Best Paper award for a pair of journal articles that discovered novel physics.
Dr. Puryear obtained his bachelor’s degree from Texas A&M University in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, his master’s at Stanford University in Electrical Engineering and his Ph.D. at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. Dr. Puryear is also an active member of the U.S. Navy Reserve as an Engineering Duty Officer.