Hugo Acosta


Hugo Acosta is a Systems Engineer Senior with Lockheed Martin Aeronautics and has been with the company for close to five years. In his current role, Hugo is responsible for applying Systems Engineering principles throughout the lifecycle of complex test equipment, high-fidelity, hardware-in-the-loop, and man-in-the-loop simulation systems designed to test the different Mission Systems Hardware and Software of the F-35 at the F-35 Reprogramming Labs. Over his career at Lockheed Martin, Hugo has been a member of the F-16 Electronic Warfare (EW) Integrated Product Team (IPT) and the F-22 EW IPT, in addition to multiple classified programs for ADP and collaborations on Independent Research and Development (IRAD) programs with Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Fellows on subjects involving advanced electronics and Artificial Intelligence. Hugo graduated from The University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP) with a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering (BSEE) with a concentration in Computer Engineering (CE) in 2015 and obtained a Master of Science in Systems Engineering (MSSE) in 2018 from UTEP.

Hugo has volunteered with the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE) with the Community Outreach Committee supporting different events promoting the Lockheed Martin brand in the local community of Fort Worth as well as promoting and increasing the awareness of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) to inspire K-12 students to pursue a higher education within STEM.