David Gorsich

David Gorsich PortraitDr. David Gorsich is the Chief Scientist of the U.S. Army Tank Automotive Research, Development, and Engineering Center (TARDEC). He is the primary technical advisor to the Director of TARDEC and responsible for the organization’s science and technology strategy, as well as the review of the TARDEC’s basic research programs. He is the organization’s primary focal point to organizations such as DARPA and ARO, and serves as the technical director of the U.S. Army National Automotive Center.

Previously Dr. Gorsich was the Director of Strategic Plans and Programs at TARDEC, and the Associate Director for Modeling and Simulation. As TARDEC’s Associate Director for Simulation, he also was responsible for the Center’s High-Performance Computing program. Before 2003, Dr. Gorsich served as a research scientist in TARDEC’s Robotics Lab as well as the leader of National Automotive Center’s Vehicle Intelligence team. He has held numerous other positions at TARDEC, within the Program Managers office, and in Washington D.C. He has over 130 publications in the areas of simulation, reliability-based design optimization, terrain modeling, spatial statistics and other approximation methods. He received his Ph.D. in applied mathematics from M.I.T. in 2000, his M.S. in applied mathematics from George Washington University in 1994, and his B.S. in electrical engineering from Lawrence Technological University in 1990.

David Gorsich
Chief Scientist, US Army Automotive Research
Development and Engineering Center
Department of the Army
U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering