JJ Ben-Joseph has spent much of his professional career in the confluence of security and artificial intelligence. As a member of B.Next, In-Q-Tel’s biosecurity practice, he guides and invests in artificial intelligence startups to advance national security. He is a technical contributior to artificial intelligence projects, architecture and policy mostly in pandemic response. Mr. Ben-Joseph is an Emerging Leader in Biosecurity Fellow at the Johns Hopkins University Center for Health Security for 2020-2021. Mr. Ben-Joseph holds a master’s degree with honors in computer science from Johns Hopkins University, and a bachelor’s degree in computer science from Florida Atlantic University. He is currently a Ph.D. candidate in Computer Science at University of Maryland, Baltimore County.