Newton Campbell Jr. is a nonresident fellow at the Atlantic Council’s Digital Forensic Research Lab and the director of space programs at the Australian Remote Operations for Space and Earth Consortium. Campbell began his career supporting US Department of Defense (DOD) research programs, primarily with the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency. For ten years, he served as principal investigator and technical lead of multiple DOD research programs, developing new technologies in the domains of internet privacy, Internet of Things, and cyber-physical systems. During this time, Campbell also completed his PhD in computer science at Nova Southeastern University. After DOD, Campbell served as an artificial intelligence (AI) subject matter expert for the NASA Langley Research Center Office of the Chief Information Officer Data Science Team. In this role, he focused on programs in urban air mobility, geomagnetism, virtual reality, AI ethics, high-performance computing for computational physics, and space radiation effects on human biology.

Campbell is known in the United States for coordinating science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) outreach activities with schools and media groups in the Baltimore-Washington Metropolitan area and at universities nationwide. He has served in advisory or fellowship roles with many STEM and legal policy groups, including the Planetary Society, the Philosophical Society of Washington, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, University of Colorado Boulder Law School, and American University’s Washington College of Law. Lab. Within these groups, he serves as an expert on space, climate change, and ethical artificial intelligence. Campbell is also a member of the Schusterman Philanthropy Foundation REALITY network, the French-American Foundation, and the Australian-American Leadership Dialogue, representing young US technology leaders in space and AI in each group.