Gerhard Pilcher, VP and Senior Scientist at Elder Research, Inc. (ERI) leads ERI’s Washington DC office and all its federal civil work. Gerhard is experienced in Fraud Detection and Risk Management, leading change, and timely management of complex projects. His work has been international and spans private and government sectors.
Gerhard has extensive experience in the construction and telecommunication industries as both as a business owner and executive. He is a recognized expert in 3-dimensional roadway modeling and automated machine guidance using Global Positioning Satellite systems, and has presented to multiple agencies including the Transportation Research Board. In his role as Chief Technology Officer and VP of Engineering for Pulse Communications, Gerhard directed the design of early digital subscriber line systems (internet over the telephone line) and was a member of the international forum defining the standards for DSL implementation. Before that, he was Director of Operations for Bell Northern Research leading the design and delivery of hardware and software for large-scale telephony switching and fiber optic systems.
Mr. Pilcher serves on the Advisory Boards of the North Carolina State University (NCSU) Institute for Advanced Analytics, and the George Washington Department of Decision Sciences Master of Science program, and previously for the NCSU Computer Science Department. He is a visiting lecturer at Georgetown University and teaches a 3-day Business Knowledge Series course on Data Mining and Predictive Analytics through the SAS Institute. Gerhard has a Master of Science in Analytics (Institute for Advanced Analytics, NCSU) and Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from NCSU.
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