Dr. Barrett is a Visiting Scholar with the Center for Long-Term Cybersecurity (CLTC) AI Security Initiative (AISI) at UC Berkeley, and a Senior Policy Analyst at the Berkeley Existential Risk Initiative (BERI). He is also Co-Founder and Director of Research of the Global Catastrophic Risk Institute (GCRI). Dr. Barrett was recently Lead for the Advanced Analytics – Machine Learning area in ABS Group’s Product Development and Innovation (PD&I) Center, where his project clients included the US Department of Defense (DOD) and Department of Homeland Security (DHS).
He has over 20 years of experience on a range of topics, which includes machine learning / artificial intelligence systems and standards, software development, cybersecurity, nuclear security, risk assessment, and project management. Dr. Barrett’s published work includes papers in the peer-reviewed journals Risk Analysis, Decision Analysis, Science & Global Security, and the Journal of Experimental & Theoretical Artificial Intelligence.
He has a Bachelor’s degree in engineering from UC San Diego, and a Ph.D. in engineering and public policy from Carnegie Mellon University; he also was an ASME/AAAS fellow to DHS and a Stanton nuclear security fellow at RAND. He is based in the Washington, D.C. area.