Biruk is an Operations Research Analyst assigned to the FAA’s NextGen Technology Development and Prototyping Division. He is a Project Manager leading multiple research efforts related to the exchange and management of information in to support Trajectory Based Operations and Unmanned Aircraft System Traffic Management. Prior to joining NextGen, he supported the agency’s Performance Based Navigation office, and the Joint Planning and Development Office (JPDO) for three years. Before his work with the FAA, Biruk served in the U.S. Army for eight years as a UH-60 Blackhawk Pilot and Flight Instructor. He holds a Master of Aeronautical Science degree with a focus on Management and Safety from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University.