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Frank Stein

Part-Time Faculty, Intelligent Systems Division and Center for Environmental Security

Frank Stein

Part-Time Faculty, Intelligent Systems Division and Center for Environmental Security

Frank has more than 40 years experience in R&D, with a strong background in systems engineering and integration of complex systems. At Virginia Tech, he is focused on the application of AI and Intelligent Systems on critical national problems including Climate Change and Environmental Security. In 2022, Frank initiated the AAAI Fall Symposium on "The Role of AI in Responding to Climate Challenges."

Prior to joining academia, Frank was with IBM in various engineering and management roles. He was the Director of IBM’s A3 Center focused on AI, Analytics, and Automation in Washington, D.C.  In this role, Frank worked closely with customers across government to utilize the A3 technologies to solve their mission and business problems. He has been an invited speaker worldwide on IBM’s technology efforts, including Watson and Cognitive Computing.  Frank was the Co-Chair of the Association for the Advancement of AI (AAAI) Fall Symposium on AI in Government from 2015 to 2020. Frank was the 2011 recipient of the Nick Donofrio Federal Innovation Award, and has 38 US and International patents.