Jane Pinelis

About Me

Dr. Jane Pinelis currently serves as the Chief AI Engineer of the Applied Information Sciences Branch at Johns Hopkins University’s Applied Physics Laboratory (JHU/APL). She leads a diverse team of testers and analysts in rigorous test and evaluation (T&E) for JAIC capabilities, as well as the development of T&E-specific products and standards that will support testing of AI-enabled systems across the DoD.

Education & Industry Experience

Dr. Pinelis holds a BS in statistics, economics, and mathematics, an MA in statistics, and a Ph.D. in statistics, all from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.

With a background in defense and national security spanning over 15 years, Dr. Pinelis has held a variety of key positions of responsibility. Prior to her current role, she served as the inaugural Chief of AI Assurance at the Chief, Digital and AI Office (CDAO) and the Joint Artificial Intelligence Center (JAIC) at the Department of Defense, where she oversaw the Test and Evaluation, as well as Responsible AI directorates.

Her career has largely focused on operational test and evaluation, both in support of the service operational testing commands and at the OSD level; her leadership roles included managing the Test Science team that supports the Director of Operational Test and Evaluation (DOT&E), and leading the design and analysis of the highly-publicized study on the effects of integrating women into combat roles in the Marine Corps during her assignment at the Marine Corps Operational Test and Evaluation Activity.

Contact Dr. Jane Pinelis at [email protected].


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