National Aeronautics and Space Administration
John H. Glenn Research Center
Cleveland, Ohio 44135
Dr. Sasi Kumar Pillay
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Dr. Sasi Kumar Pillay serves as the Chief Information Officer at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) John H. Glenn Research Center at Lewis Field in Cleveland, Ohio. He is responsible for advocating, managing, and implementing information technology investments and infrastructure at Glenn. Dr. Pillay has a broad scope of responsibility, including managing administrative telecommunications, desktop computing, and computer graphics and visualization; computer modeling and simulation; and high-end computing and networking. Under his leadership, Glenn serves as the NASA lead for developing agency-wide standards and architecture for desktop systems and servers, with a focus on security, interoperability and collaboration. Dr. Pillay also serves on the center's Strategic Management Council and the Operations Management Council.
Dr. Pillay received a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Pennsylvania State University, as well as Master of Science and Doctor of Philosophy degrees in Computer Engineering from Case Western Reserve University. He also holds a Master's degree in Management of Technology from the Sloan School of Management at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Dr. Pillay is the recipient of NASA's Exceptional Service Medal and the Outstanding Leadership Medal. He is also the recipient of the Presidential Rank Award recognizing him as a meritorious executive in the U.S. Federal Government. He has written approximately 20 papers on pattern recognition and medical diagnostic systems.
Dr. Pillay is originally from India. He and his wife live in Brecksville, Ohio. They have three daughters.