Mr. Ted Senator




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DARPA, Defense Sciences Office (DSO)

Mr. Ted Senator

Mr. Ted Senator is a Program Manager in the Defense Sciences Office. Senator was a senior science advisor at the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, focusing on uses of artificial intelligence and machine learning. He has been a program manager at both the Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity (IARPA) and the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), as well as the founder and leader of the Artificial Intelligence Division at the U.S. Treasury’s Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) and an engineer for the Department of the Navy. Between periods of government service, he was a technical fellow and vice president at SAIC (now Leidos), the founder of the data science group at NASD Regulation (now the Financial Regulatory Authority, or FinRA), and a consultant with Booz Allen Hamilton.


Senator has been developing and researching AI systems and technologies for over 25 years. He formed and led teams that developed and deployed applications of AI in the domains of counter-terrorism, money laundering, and stock market fraud. He also formulated and led research programs in fundamental techniques for applying AI and machine learning to structured and linked data and in transfer learning.