Brian Jalaian

Research Scientist

Dr. Brian Jalaian joined IHMC in May 2023 as research scientist and also is an associate professor in the department of Intelligent Systems and Robotics at the University of West Florida. He joined IHMC to develop a multidisciplinary modern machine learning team capable of solving specific private and public sector problems in artificial intelligence and autonomy.

His most recent research interests are robust machine learning, deep learning, uncertainty quantification for machine learning, AI safety and security, AI assurance, optimization, and network science.

Serving as a faculty at IHMC-UWF ISR joint Ph.D. program created a unique opportunity for Brian to perform cutting edge research while educating the next generation AI and Robotic scientists. Previously he served as a technical STEM leader in AI Test & Evaluation and a machine learning research scientist in the public sector. He was also an adjunct faculty in the department of electrical and computer engineering at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University in Blacksburg, Va. He earned his Ph.D. and master’s degrees in electrical engineering, and a master’s degree in Industrial and Systems Engineering (Operation Research), all from Virginia Tech.

Brian was drawn to IHMC to continue his research journey by a combination of the broad spectrum of research expertise at IHMC, the chance to work with smart researchers and great, friendly colleagues, and the enticing, sunny Pensacola environment.