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Stoney Trent

Principal Advisor for Research and Innovation, Intelligent Systems Division

Stoney Trent

Principal Advisor for Research and Innovation

Stoney Trent is a research professor for the Virginia Tech National Security Institute.

Dr. Trent is a Cognitive Engineer and Military Intelligence and Cyber Warfare veteran who leads research to deliver trustworthy artificial intelligence for defense and intelligence applications.  While on active duty, he designed and secured over $350M to stand up the Joint Artificial Intelligence Center (JAIC) for the Department of Defense. As the Chief of Missions in the JAIC, Dr. Trent established product lines to deliver human-centered AI to improve warfighting and business functions. Previously, he established and directed U.S. Cyber Command’s applied research lab, which develops and assesses products for the Cyberspace Operations Force. Dr. Trent has served as a Strategic Policy Research Fellow with the RAND Arroyo Center and is a former Assistant Professor in the Department of Behavioral Science and Leadership at the United States Military Academy. As an Army Intelligence Officer, he served in combat and stability operations in Iraq, Kosovo, Germany, and Korea.

Dr. Trent is a graduate of the Army War College and former Cyber Fellow at the National Security Agency