Charles Toups leads Boeing’s Disruptive Computing & Networks organization, is developing computing and communications solutions for advanced commercial and government aerospace applications. To accomplish this, Toups leverages core technologies in quantum communications, computing and sensing, neuromorphic brain-inspired processing, high-performance computing, and advanced networking.
Toups’s organization works closely with Boeing Research & Technology, Information Technology & Data Analytics, Boeing HorizonX, the company’s business units, Hughes Research Laboratory, university research partners, government research institutions, and other companies on research development projects involving secure communications, artificial intelligence, and complex system optimization.
Previously, Toups led Boeing Research & Technology, the company’s advanced central research and development unit, as well as Boeing’s Development Program Excellence enterprise initiative to drive productivity and growth. Toups has held a variety of engineering and business management roles of increasing responsibility during his career, including leading the Network and Tactical Systems division in Boeing’s Defense, Space & Security business unit.