Dr. Jane Pinelis is the Chief of the Test, Evaluation, and Assessment branch at the Department of Defense Joint Artificial Intelligence Center (JAIC). She leads a diverse team of testers and analysts in rigorous test and evaluation (T&E) for JAIC capabilities, as well as development of T&E-specific products and standards that will support testing of AI-enabled systems across the DoD.
Prior to joining the JAIC, Dr. Pinelis served as the Director of Test and Evaluation for USDI’s Algorithmic Warfare Cross-Functional Team, better known as Project Maven.
Dr. Pinelis has spent over 10 years working in defense and national security. She has focused on operational test and evaluation, both in support of the service operational testing commands and at the OSD level. In her previous job as the Test Science Lead at the Institute of Defense Analyses, she managed an interdisciplinary team of scientists supporting the 7Director and the Chief Scientist of the Department of Operational Test and Evaluation on integration of statistical test design and analysis and data-driven assessments into test and evaluation practice. Before, that, in her assignment at the Marine Corps Operational Test and Evaluation Activity, Dr. Pinelis led the design and analysis of the widely publicized study on the effects of integrating women into combat roles in the Marine Corps.
Dr. Pinelis holds a BS in statistics, economics, and mathematics, an MA in statistics, and a PhD in statistics, all from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.