Dr. Kirk BornePrincipal Data Scientist at Booz Allen Hamilton
Dr. Kirk Borne is the Principal Data Scientist, Data Science Fellow, and an Executive Advisor at global technology and consulting firm Booz Allen Hamilton since 2015. He provides thought leadership, mentoring, training, and consulting activities in data science, machine learning, and AI across multiple disciplines. Previously, he was Professor of Astrophysics and Computational Science at George Mason University for 12 years in the graduate and undergraduate data science programs, the latter of which he co-created in 2006.
Prior to that, he spent nearly 20 years supporting data systems activities for NASA space science programs, including a role as NASA’s Data Archive Project Scientist for the Hubble Space Telescope. Dr. Borne has degrees in physics (B.S., LSU) and astronomy (Ph.D., Caltech). He is an elected Fellow of the International Astrostatistics Association for lifelong contributions to big data research in astronomy.
As a global speaker, he has given hundreds of invited talks worldwide, including keynote presentations at dozens of data science, AI and analytics conferences. He is an active contributor on social media, where he promotes data literacy for all and has been named consistently among the top worldwide social influencers in big data, data science, and AI since 2013.