Dr. Newton Campbell Jr. is the Director of Space Programs at the Australian Remote Operations for Space and Earth (AROSE) Consortium.
Speaking at Avalon International Airshow 2023, Dr. Campbell began his career supporting US Department of Defense (DoD) research programs, primarily with the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA).
For ten years, he served as Principal Investigator and technical lead of multiple DoD research programs, developing new technologies in the domains of Internet Privacy, Internet-of-Things, and Cyber-Physical Systems. During this time, Dr. Campbell also completed his Ph.D. in Computer Science at Nova Southeastern University. After DoD, Dr. Campbell served as an Artificial Intelligence (AI) subject matter expert on the NASA Langley Research Center OCIO Data Science Team. In this role, he focused on facilitating the ethical use of AI throughout NASA, through strategy, advising, and implementation of R&D programs. These programs were in the domains of urban air mobility, geomagnetism, virtual reality, game-based learning, high-performance computing for computational physics, space radiation effects on human biology, and more.
Dr. Campbell is known in the US for coordinating STEM outreach activities with schools and media groups in the Baltimore-Washington Metropolitan area and at Universities nationwide. He has served in Advisory or Fellowship roles with many STEM and legal policy groups, including the Planetary Society, the Philosophical Society of Washington, IEEE, University of Colorado Boulder Law School, American University Washington College of Law, and the Atlantic Council Digital Forensics Research Lab. Within these groups, he serves as an expert in matters of Space, Climate Change, and Ethical Artificial Intelligence. Dr. Campbell is also a member of the Schusterman Foundation REALITY network, the French-American Foundation, and the Australian-American Leadership Dialogue, representing US technology leaders in Space and AI in each group.