The FBI has selected Melvin Greer, chief data scientist at Intel, to serve as fellow in residence and senior adviser for the FBI’s Information Technology Applications and Data Division (ITADD).
“Melvin is the first executive to come to the Information and Technology Branch under the Special Government Employee Program, which allows him to remain at Intel and serve his country,” noted Michael Gavin, assistant director of the ITADD. “Melvin will provide senior leadership and technical expertise in the FBI’s effort to develop its data management strategy.”
In his role with the ITADD, Greer will assist in addressing data science challenges by providing his technical expertise in hybrid cloud computing and advanced architectures and deployment models.
As chief data scientist at Intel, Greer is responsible for building Intel’s data science platform through artificial intelligence, machine learning, and cognitive computing to accelerate transformation of data into a strategic asset for global enterprises. His systems and software engineering experience has resulted in patented inventions in cloud computing, synthetic biology, and Internet of Things bio-sensors for edge analytics.
In addition to his work at Intel, Greer serves as a fellow at the National Cybersecurity Institute and is a professor in the data science program at Southern Methodist University in Dallas. He also serves as an adjunct faculty member in the advanced academic program at Johns Hopkins University, teaching a master’s course titled Practical Applications of Artificial Intelligence.