Thomas Braun

Chief Scientist at National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency

Thomas Braun has a diverse range of work experience in various technical and leadership roles. Thomas has experience in the government sector, having worked at the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) where they served as the Chief Scientist and Office Director. In these roles, they oversaw the development of intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance programs, provided technical expertise, and led the development of analytic software tools. Thomas also served as a Program Manager, leading the integration of a multi-billion-dollar program and acting as the primary interface between NGA and the mission partner. Prior to their work at NGA, Braun held positions at Los Alamos National Laboratory, where they designed and implemented digital signal processing algorithms for real-time signal analysis, and at The Creative Group, where they developed server-side code and worked on user interface development for web applications. Thomas also has a background in academia, having worked as a GAANN Fellow at North Carolina State University, where they designed and implemented models and controllers for transducers. Overall, Braun has demonstrated expertise in areas such as synthetic aperture radar, hyperspectral imagery, data science, and remote sensing.

Thomas Braun received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Applied Mathematics from Asbury University in 2001. Thomas then pursued further education at North Carolina State University, where they obtained a Master of Science degree in Computational and Applied Mathematics from 2004 to 2006. Thomas went on to complete a Doctor of Philosophy degree in Applied Mathematics at the same institution from 2004 to 2007.


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  • Chief Scientist

    July, 2021 - present

  • Office Director

    March, 2018

  • Program Manager

    January, 2015

  • Demonstration Co-lead

    January, 2014

  • Supervisory Program Manager

    April, 2012

  • Sensor Characterization Lead

    February, 2010

  • SAR Project Scientist

    May, 2008

  • Hyperspectral Project Scientist

    October, 2007