Tony Krueger

Head, Science Operations and Engineering Division
Tony Krueger

As the head of the science operations and engineering division, Mr. Tony Krueger oversees teams that provide products and services for telescope time allocation, program implementation, long-range planning, short-term scheduling, and grants management processes. His division supports the Hubble Space Telescope (HST), and will support the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) and the Nancy Grace Roman Space Telescope.

Mr. Krueger has spent the majority of his career at the institute, supporting planning and scheduling activities. He most recently served as the deputy division head of the operations and engineering division, and has also contributed as a chief engineer and a branch manager. He started his career at the institute as a software developer, where he supported program implementation and long-range planning tools for HST. He also developed short-term scheduling software for the Far Ultraviolet Spectroscopic Explorer (FUSE) and the Very Large Telescope (VLT).

Before joining the institute in 2000, Mr. Krueger was a team lead and software developer at Advanced Decision Systems in Arlington, Virginia, and a computer scientist at the BDM Corporation in Mclean, Virginia, where he supported the U.S. Department of Defense. He and his teams developed signal processing software that used both traditional and artificial intelligence techniques, including evidential reasoning, natural language processing, and expert system development.

He has authored and co-authored numerous papers, which have been presented at the International Conference on Automated Planning and Scheduling (ICAPS) and SPIE, the international society for optics and photonics. He has also supported the Astronomical Data Analysis Software and Systems (ADASS) conference program organizing committee on behalf of the institute.


MS in Computer Science, Johns Hopkins University
BS in Computer Science, Towson University