Dr. Simon built and leads the CIA’s data science and engineering unit embedded in an integrated mission center, using data science to transform the organization.  He also designed, built, and leads the mission center’s business analytics portfolio, enabling executives to make decisions by leveraging data, metrics, and advanced analytics.  He previously served as the Agency’s Technical Director for Data Science and Editor of the CIA’s in-house peer-reviewed methodology journal.  Dr. Simon is an award-winning bridge-builder between technical and non-technical teams, between social, natural, and computational science fields, and between research and development (R&D) and application.  He is an advisor to investors and researchers on cyber security, predictive modeling, and artificial intelligence, with successful prior work experience in banking, business development, education, financial services, and medical fields.