Who We Are
CSET staff come from a variety of backgrounds and disciplines, bringing extensive experience from the highest levels of government, industry and academia to inform research at the intersection of technology and statecraft. We are committed to fostering a culture of inclusion and intellectual curiosity.
As a non-partisan organization, we produce rigorous, evidence-based, cross-functional analysis on emerging technology issues. We seek to expose our assumptions, follow the data and serve as trusted advisors to national security policymakers. Our data scientists collaborate closely with analysts to gather, process and interpret data at scale, including foreign-language and technical materials from diverse sources.
Members of our team are challenged with meaningful work, offered ongoing opportunities for professional development and learning, and contribute to a collegial and engaging environment where they can thrive.
We encourage you to learn more about CSET’s recent efforts in Executive Director Dewey Murdick’s 2022 Year in Review letter.
What We Do
Our work covers several, sometimes intersecting, lines of research.
CSET’s unique analytic approach is supported by our Data Science team, and our significant data holdings include nearly 60 analysis-ready datasets offering unprecedented coverage of the emerging technology ecosystem, bolstered by novel methods to classify these documents for analytic purposes. The team also creates data visualizations to highlight CSET research findings with graphic aids, including trackers, maps and other data-rich graphics.
Additional CSET initiatives include:
- The Emerging Technology Observatory, which focuses on building data products that leverage CSET’s data resources and infrastructure to give external users visibility into emerging technology trends.
- The Foundational Research Grants Program, which promotes the exploration of foundational technical topics that relate to the potential national security implications of AI over the long term by funding high-quality technical research centered on specific relevant projects.
- The PATHWISE Project, which builds on CSET’s existing workforce and talent expertise to develop and publicly share reports, data visualizations, and other tools that identify and track emerging technology talent across the U.S.
CSET is supported by grants from Open Philanthropy, the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, the NobleReach Foundation, the Musk Foundation, the Patrick J. McGovern Foundation and the Public Interest Technology University Network.