Dr. Anna Rubinstein

National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency
Chief of Responsible Artificial Intelligence

Dr. Anna Rubinstein is the Chief of Responsible Artificial Intelligence (AI) for the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA). She serves as the senior technical advisor for AI Assurance and Governance capabilities across the agency, spearheads programs for responsible AI development and usage, and champions robust evaluation methods across the end-to-end Geospatial-Intelligence AI pipeline.

Previously, Dr. Rubinstein served as the Director of Test and Evaluation for Project Maven, the Department of Defense’s largest AI program. She directed testing for AI capabilities spanning the fields of computer vision, natural language processing, and other forms of machine perception at the model, system, and human-machine-team levels. Prior to this work, Dr. Rubinstein served as a Science Advisor in the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency’s (DARPA) Information Innovation Office, providing technical insight to research programs modeling cyber operations in the information domain and building secure software-reliant systems. Prior to that, Dr. Rubinstein served as a Research Staff Member at the Institute for Defense Analyses (IDA), leading efforts to provide verification and validation of nuclear weapons effects modeling codes in support of the Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA). Dr. Rubinstein also has several years of experience developing algorithms for atmospheric forecasting, autonomous data fusion, social network mapping, anomaly detection, and pattern optimization.

Dr. Rubinstein holds a Ph.D. and M.A. in Chemical Engineering and Materials Science from Princeton University, where she was a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellow. She also received a B.S. in Chemical Engineering, a B.A. in Chemistry, and a B.A. in Chinese from the University of Mississippi, where she was a Barry M. Goldwater Scholar and recently honored by the alumni association in the inaugural class of the “40 Under 40.” Dr. Rubinstein is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, and was a 2022 Center for a New American Security (CNAS) Next Generation National Security Fellow.

Last updated on: October 12, 2023