Data Science

Catherine Aiken

Survey Specialist
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Catherine Aiken is a Survey Specialist at Georgetown’s Center for Security and Emerging Technology (CSET). Catherine was previously at the University of Maryland, where she taught political science courses and completed her doctoral research, which explored non-mainstream political organization and participation through surveys, interviews and experiments. She has conducted research for the International Crisis Behavior Project, Cross-Domain Deterrence Project, and Assessing Revolutionary and Insurgent Strategies Project and taught research methodology at the National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism. Catherine holds a B.A. from the University of Rochester and a Ph.D. in political science from the University of Maryland.

The United States faces increased international competition for top talent in artificial intelligence, a critical component of the American AI advantage. CSET surveyed recent AI PhDs from U.S. universities, offering insights into the academic and career preferences of the AI workforce.

Agile Alliances

February 2020

The United States must collaborate with its allies and partners to shape the trajectory of artificial intelligence, promoting liberal democratic values and protecting against efforts to wield AI for authoritarian ends.