MIT Lincoln Laboratory
With over 25 years of experience as a precision mechanical engineer, Denise Fitzgerald co-leads the Mechanical Engineering Group at MIT Lincoln Laboratory which develops complex hardware prototype systems critical to national security. She also leads the Laboratory’s Digital Engineering transformation initiative. In this role, she is evolving the engineering and operational capability of the Laboratory through the use of analytical models to define and drive process while building a connected and efficient prototyping environment. She is a champion for organizational change and modernization of engineering practice. Ms. Fitzgerald holds a BS in mechanical engineering from Worcester Polytechnic Institute and an MS in Mechanical Engineering from North Carolina State University.