Dr. Jared Dunnmon is the Technical Director for Artificial Intelligence & Machine Learning at the Defense Innovation Unit (DIU). In this role, he brings a technical perspective to problem curation, vendor sourcing and evaluation, and project execution.
Prior to DIU, Jared was an Intelligence Community Postdoctoral Fellow in Computer Science at Stanford University, where he was advised by Prof. Chris Ré. His research interests focus on combining heterogeneous data modalities, machine learning, and human domain expertise to inform and improve decision making around such topics as human health, energy & environment, and geopolitical stability. Jared has also worked to bridge the gap between technological development and effective deployment in a variety of contexts including foreign policy at the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee, solar electrification at Offgrid Electric, cybersecurity at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, emerging technology investment at Draper Fisher Jurvetson, nuclear fusion modeling at the Oxford Mathematical Institute, and nonlinear energy harvesting at Duke University.
Jared holds a PhD from Stanford University (2017), a B.S. from Duke University, and both an MSc. in Mathematical Modeling and Scientific Computing and an M.B.A. from Oxford, where he studied as a Rhodes Scholar.