Former Google AI cloud director Andrew Moore was recently appointed the first-ever CENTCOM Advisor on AI, Robotics, Cloud Computing, and Data Analytics. The former Dean of the Carnegie Mellon University School of Computer Science and founder of Lovelace AI is one of the world’s leading experts in AI, machine learning, and robotics, and DoD called his hire “a tremendous win for the culture of innovation we’re building across CENTCOM.” Moore called CENTCOM’s mission “seriously inspiring to me” and has been advising CENTCOM leaders on the application of AI, machine learning, robotics, network architecture, and data analytics to CENTCOM’s missions in the Middle East, Levant, Central and South Asian states. He is also applying his wisdom and expertise to CENTCOM’s innovation task forces involved in unmanned systems, artificial intelligence, cloud computing on the edge and data analytics. Moore received his Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of Cambridge in 2001. He’s developed algorithms and programs for some of the largest, most prominent global corporations. His data mining tutorials have been downloaded more than a million times. Moore has innovated new approaches to machine learning for robot control and corporate application. He was General Manager and VP for the AI division of Google Cloud, responsible for products such as Vertex AI platform, Contact Center AI, Anti Money Laundering AI, Vertex AI Computer Vision suite and AI applications in Logistics. Before his deanship, he founded the Google Pittsburgh office. He began his career as a professor of Computer Science and Robotics at CMU.