Researcher, Bart Paulhamus, and teammate, Glenn Olesen, offer an alternative and optimistic perspective to today’s bleak headlines about the future of intelligent systems. They showcase the power of intelligent systems for functional restoration through an inspiring demonstration that combines robotics, artificial intelligence, and augmented reality. Bart Paulhamus currently runs the Intelligent Systems & Physical Sciences Branch within the Research and Exploratory Development Department at Johns Hopkins University’s Applied Physics Laboratory (JHU/APL).

One of the goals of the branch is to tackle the challenges underlying intelligent systems through a multidisciplinary approach that combines machine learning, neuroscience, and robotics. His technical background is in machine learning, and he has over 15 years of experience applying advanced analytics to technical challenges within the Department of Defense, the Intelligence Community, and the Department of Homeland Security.

In 2016, he co-led the establishment of JHU/APL’s new Intelligent Systems Center. He joined JHU/APL in 2000 after receiving M.S. and B.S. degrees in Computer Science and Engineering from Penn State University. On the weekends, you can find Bart exploring the outdoors with his wife and four adventurous kids.