Dr. Newton Campbell is a computer scientist specializing in artificial intelligence and machine learning. He is also a STEM educator and Space Advocate. At SAIC, he is a senior principal solutions architect specializing in artificial intelligence. In this role, he currently serves as a senior computer scientist and artificial intelligence subject matter expert on the NASA Langley Research Center OCIO Data Science Team. Dr. Campbell is a lead researcher on several programs concerning intelligent drone flight, geomagnetism, and high-performance computing for climate science. He serves as a technical advisor for programs in material science, data visualization, and virtual reality.
Dr. Campbell began his career in research and development at Raytheon BBN Technologies in cybersecurity and artificial intelligence. He served as a technical lead in Intelligence Community programs and a principal investigator for multiple DARPA programs. DARPA recognized Dr. Campbell as a “Rising Star” in 2015. He worked directly with US Government program managers to transition newly developed technologies across government organizations during that time. His research interests include Internet privacy, network science, and artificial intelligence applications to cyber-physical systems. He has served as the technical lead for a NASA Space Network software engineering project, developing US space critical infrastructure software. In 2019, Dr. Campbell received a Modern Day Technology Leader award at the Black Engineer of the Year Awards sponsored by the Council of Engineering Deans of HBCUs.
While working full-time at BBN, Dr. Campbell completed his Ph.D. in Computer Science part-time at Nova Southeastern University. He regularly coordinates STEM activities with schools and media groups in the Baltimore-Washington Metropolitan area. Dr. Campbell became a Technology Fellow at the American University in 2020 and a Nonresident Fellow at the Atlantic Council in 2021. He is an active member of the Planetary Society, the Cosmos Club of Washington DC, and IEEE. In 2019, he joined the Schusterman Foundation’s REALITY network, representing US technology leaders. Shortly after, he joined the Australian-American Leadership Dialogue, representing US technology leaders as part of the Young Leadership Dialogue contingent. In 2020, he joined the French-American Foundation Young Leaders program to participate in similar activities.