Matt O’Shaughnessy

AI Fellow, Executive Branch Track (2023-2024); Think Tank Track (2022-2023)

Matt O’Shaughnessy is doing an executive branch placement as an AI fellow at the Department of State’s Human Rights Bureau (2023-2024). During his first fellowship term, he was a think tank fellow at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace’s Technology and International Affairs program (2022-2023).

He recently completed his PhD in the Center for Machine Learning at Georgia Tech. His PhD research, which was supported by the selective National Defense Science & Engineering Graduate (NDSEG) fellowship, developed mathematical tools that leverage structure hidden in data to help scientists understand complex systems. Matt has previously been a ScienceATL science communication fellow, a fellow in the Georgia Tech School of International Affairs’ Sam Nunn Security Program, and served as co-chair of the IEEE-USA AI Policy Committee’s Democratic Use of AI Subcommittee. His current research focuses on governance strategies for emerging technologies.