Craig Martell

Dr. Craig Martell

Chief Digital and Artificial Intelligence Officer, US Department of Defence
United States
Dr. Craig Martell currently serves as the Chief Digital and Artificial Intelligence Officer (CDAO) for the Department of Defense. His appointment as the CDAO brings extensive industry experience and expertise in artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) to the Department. Dr. Martell’s experience in AI/ML includes serving as the Head of Machine Learning for Lyft, the Head of Machine Intelligence for Dropbox as well as leading a number of AI teams and initiatives at LinkedIn, most notably the development of the LinkedIn AI Academy. Previously he was a tenured computer science professor at the Naval Postgraduate School specializing in natural-language processing (NLP). Dr. Martell has a Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of Pennsylvania and is the co-author of the MIT Press book Great Principles of Computing.
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