Brian Kettler joined DARPA in March 2019. His research interests include automated decision support (AI reasoning and planning), computational modeling of sociocultural systems, human-machine collaboration, and context-aware computing.
Kettler joined DARPA from Lockheed Martin, where he was a Lockheed Martin Fellow and chief scientist of the Informatics Lab in the Advanced Technology Labs (ATL). He has been a principal investigator for several DARPA and Air Force Research Laboratory efforts developing multi-domain command and control decision aids for military commanders as well as situational understanding and forecasting aids for analysts working with complex operational environments, including pre-conflict competition. Several of his prior programs have transitioned into operational use. Previously he was a corporate scientist at ISX Corporation. Kettler has commercial software development experience from work at Brightware, IBM, and Digital Equipment Corporation.
Kettler holds a doctorate in computer science, with specialization in artificial intelligence, from the University of Maryland, College Park, and a bachelor’s degree in computer science from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. He has authored and co-authored papers in AI planning, computational social science, and related areas.
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