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Director of Strategy, Global Security Initiative, Arizona State University

Jamie Winterton is the Director of Strategy for ASU’s Global Security Initiative, where she creates novel solutions for multifaceted and disparate problem spaces. Jamie coordinates and participates in defense and security related research, with a special emphasis on cybersecurity. In October 2017, Jamie provided expert testimony to the Senate Subcommittee on Privacy, Technology, and the Law on data breaches.

Jamie chairs the university's DARPA Working Group, and has appeared in the Washington Post, USA Today, the Christian Science Monitor, Slate, and NPR. Prior to joining ASU in August 2014, she worked as a staff scientist for Lockheed Martin, where she developed and directed projects in electro-optical and radar processing/analysis for multiple military and government organizations. Jamie’s work in optical characterization of materials, high-fidelity physics-based 3D modeling and simulation, and exploitation of synthetic aperture radar (SAR) data has been recognized for both innovation and mission utility. Jamie received her Bachelor’s degree in Physics from Arizona State University and her Master’s degree in Physics from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.


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    Ph.D. student in Human and Social Dimensions of Science and Technology; Director of Strategy, Global Security Initiative, Arizona State University