JT Kostman is a prolific author, teacher and speaker, and has been recognized by his peers, the press, and professional associations as one of the world’s leading experts in applied artificial intelligence and cognitive computing. With an eclectic background, JT has helped combat terrorism for U.S. Intelligence Agencies, tracked criminal networks for the FBI, advised on analytic strategies for the Department of Defense, and led social media analysis for the 2012 Obama Campaign.
In the corporate sector, he served as chief data officer and a member of the executive committee for Time Inc. and chief data scientist for Samsung. He served as a paramedic, police officer, deep-sea rescue diver, and as team leader of an elite scout/sniper reconnaissance team with the U.S. Army Special Forces. He is a decorated disabled veteran. JT holds a PhD in Psychology from the City University of New York and a MS in Psychology from Baruch College, New York. He did post-doctoral research in nonlinear dynamical systems theory under an NSF Fellowship as part of a NATO Advanced Study Institute at Moscow State University, Russia.