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Josh Harguess

AI Security Chief

Dr. Josh Harguess joined Cranium AI as its first AI Security Chief back in October of 2023 to help with their mission of securing the AI revolution. Previously, he was the Department Manager of AI Security and Perception in the AI and Autonomy Innovation Center at MITRE Labs for 3.5 years where he led AI Security research efforts and led the MITRE AI Red Team. Before MITRE, he spent 1 year at Shield AI performing applied research on computer vision for a quadrotor platform and 7 years at Naval Information Warfare Center (NIWC) Pacific applying computer vision and machine learning research to Navy and DoD problems. He received his Ph.D. from The University of Texas at Austin in 2011. He is an active researcher, mainly in the areas of computer vision and AI/ML security, with 60+ publications, 3 best paper awards, and 5 patents. He is also the founder of the SPIE DCS conference on Assurance and Security for AI-enabled Systems and the Naval Applications of Machine Learning annual workshop. He is an Associate Editor of Pattern Recognition and the ACM Journal on Responsible Computing. He is a past General Chair and Program Chair of IEEE AIPR and SPIE DCS, and an active Area Chair, member, and volunteer for IEEE WACV and CVPR.

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