Hi, I’m Tony Barrett. I am a Non-Resident Fellow with the Center for Long-Term Cybersecurity (CLTC) at UC Berkeley, and a Senior Policy Analyst at the Berkeley Existential Risk Initiative (BERI). With CLTC and BERI, I am engaging with the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) on the development process for the NIST Artificial Intelligence (AI) Risk Management Framework (RMF), focusing on issues related to AI safety and catastrophic risk management.
I am also Co-Founder and Director of Research of the Global Catastrophic Risk Institute (GCRI). At GCRI, I oversee research activities, contribute to strategic planning, and lead or contribute to several research programs.
I was recently Lead for the Advanced Analytics – Machine Learning area in the Product Development and Innovation (PD&I) Center and a Senior Principal Consultant at ABS Group/ABS Consulting. My work at ABS Consulting included risk assessment and informing risk management strategies for various US agencies, including the Department of Defense (DOD) Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA) and components of the US Department of Homeland Security (DHS), such as the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), the Countering Weapons of Mass Destruction (CWMD) office, the Chemical Security Analysis Center (CSAC), the office of Risk Management and Analysis (RMA), the US Coast Guard, and Science & Technology (S&T).
My interests include risk analysis, risk management, and public policies in a wide variety of areas, including artificial intelligence and other emerging technologies, nuclear war, terrorism, hazardous materials, energy and the environment, and natural hazards. I seek to help society to address all categories of global catastrophic risks effectively and responsibly.
I was a 2012-2013 Stanton Nuclear Security Fellow at the RAND Corporation, a 2008-2010 postdoctoral research associate at the National Center for Risk and Economic Analysis of Terrorism Events (CREATE) at the University of Southern California, and a 2005 ASME/AAAS Science & Technology Policy Fellow. I hold a Ph.D. in Engineering and Public Policy from Carnegie Mellon University and a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from the University of California, San Diego.
I live near Washington, D.C. with my wife and children.
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