Ron Keesing is Vice President and Director of Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning for Leidos. As leader of the Leidos AI/ML Accelerator, he is responsible for developing and implementing all aspects of AI and ML strategy, including the evaluation of emerging technology and the selection and execution of investments in R&D. He leads a team of 30+ Ph.D.-level AI and ML researchers and data scientists within the Leidos Innovations Center who develop research-based solutions for customers and internal partners as well as the community of AI/ML practitioners and data scientists across Leidos.
Mr Keesing has been leading research and development in AI, Machine Learning, and related technologies for over 25 years. He has served as a Principal Investigator, Program Manager, and Senior Advisor on programs for DARPA, IARPA, NASA, and the Intelligence Community addressing many of the nation’s hardest problems.