Dr. Amy O’Brien

Systems Director, Artificial Intelligence Analytics & Innovation
The Aerospace Corporation

Dr. Amy O’Brien has over 34 years’ experience supporting the US Department of Defense. She served as a federal employee in radar and electronic warfare at the US Naval Research Laboratory for nine of those years and as a contractor for the rest. Her experience includes algorithm development, novel approaches to signal processing, embedded processing, systems engineering, and science advisement. After three years providing science advisement in artificial intelligence and machine learning at DARPA, she joined The Aerospace Corporation in 2018, where she recently became Systems Director for the Artificial Intelligence Analytics & Innovation Directorate in the Civil Systems Group. In this capacity, Dr. O’Brien has proposed and executed several AI-related internal research projects and led multiple studies for OUSD(R&E).

Dr. O’Brien’s degrees are in electrical engineering, focusing on physics, radar, and computer programming. Her doctorate from the George Washington University is in control theory, focusing on soft computing, nonlinear system identification and modeling, and biomedical engineering, including biomechanics and physiology. Her dissertation employed fuzzy reasoning to model how skeletal muscle produces force.

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