Dewey Murdick is currently the Director of Science Analytics at the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative (CZI). At CZI, he is responsible for leading metric development, product analysis, decision support, and machine-learning and statistical research for the CZ Meta product and selected science initiatives.
Prior to joining CZI, Dewey served as Chief Analytics Officer and Deputy Chief Scientist for the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T). At DHS, he was responsible for developing and executing analytic strategies to improve the efficiency, effectiveness, and/or timeliness of decision making within S&T and DHS components.
Before joining DHS, he led program managers and research programs within the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI) Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity (IARPA). Dewey led the development of new capabilities to deliver timely and accurate forecasts for events relevant to national security.
Dewey has also served as an intelligence analyst, researcher, computer programer, and a contract teacher. Dewey holds a bachelor’s degree in physics from Andrews University and a doctorate in engineering physics with an emphasis in computational physics from the University of Virginia. He is the recipient of the DHS Under Secretary’s Award for Outstanding Collaboration, ODNI’s Exceptional Achievement Award, the Distinguished Analysis Award for Excellence in Intelligence Community Collaboration and Analytic Insight, and the NGIC Commander’s Civilian of the Year Award.