Kendra Moore

Kendra Kendra is the President of Boston Fusion Corp., a small business that develops advanced technology for the Department of Defense. Boston Fusion’s technologies include machine learning, artificial intelligence, optimization, and sensor and data fusion; applications include planning, command and control, intelligence analysis, cyber, and decision support. Prior to founding Boston Fusion in 2010, Kendra served as a Program Manager at DARPA, where she ran several programs, including PANDA, the first system to automatically perform motion-based pattern learning and change detection. Prior to DARPA, she had a small consulting business called Advestan; before that, she was Director of Information Fusion at ALPHATECH. Kendra received her B.A. from Stephens College, where she double majored in Philosophy and Religion and Women’s Studies (with a minor in Math), and M.A. in Philosophy of Religion from Columbia University in New York. After talking her way into an engineering job, she pursued and received M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Operations Research from Northeastern University. She is the author or co-author of 25 journal and conference papers. She has served on the Program Committee for the Conference on Innovative Applications of Artificial Intelligence since 2015. Her awards include the Office of Secretary of Defense Medal for Exceptional Public Service (2010), Director of DARPA Award for Outstanding Accomplishments in a Systems Technology Area (2008), and Department of Defense STEM Role Model (2006). In her spare time, she enjoys endurance bicycling, gardening, and cooking.