In the conclusion of Ben’s talk with Dr. William Streilein, the CTO of the DoD’s Chief Digital and AI Office, Dr. Streilein discusses how his work will affect different groups within the DoD, and he shares his thoughts on Hollywood’s portrayal of AI.
About William Streilein, Ph. D.: Dr. Streilein serves as the Chief Technology Officer of the U.S. Department of Defense’s Chief Digital and AI Office (CDAO). He brings more than 30 years of experience in the technology industry, primarily in program management, technical leadership, cyber security, and business development, to his service in the government to help transform the Department of Defense in adopting next-generation AI and software technologies.
Prior to government service, Streilein spent 23 years at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Lincoln Laboratory serving multiple senior roles, including Principal Staff of Biotechnology and Human Systems Division and Leader of Cyber Analytics and Decision Systems Group. At MIT Lincoln Laboratory, he contributed his technical research and leadership expertise to numerous projects focused on cyber security, passive network and traffic analysis, streaming analytics, and computer vision.
Before his tenure at MIT Lincoln Laboratory, Streilein spent nine years working as a software engineer at multiple innovative organizations, including Brixton Systems, PictureTel Corporation, Wellfleet Communications, and the Utah Scientific Advanced Development Center. In addition, he has vast experience with engaging and contributing to the computer science community, serving as the Chair of Artificial Intelligence for Cyber Security (AICS). He is an Academic Committee Member of AISec, GameSec, MILCOM, and ACM, and a Senior Member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). Streilein is also a prolific researcher and communicator, with over 30 published papers and chapters as lead or co-author, covering topics such as machine learning, artificial intelligence, cyber security, and statistical analysis.
Streilein holds a Ph. D. in Cognitive and Neural Systems from Bostin University, a Master of Music in Electronic and Computer Music from the University of Miami, and a Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics from Austin College.