Cheryl Ingstad serves as the Director of the Artificial Intelligence & Technology Office (AITO) for the Department of Energy (DOE). AITO was created on September 5, 2019, to serve as the central body responsible for the development, coordination and application of Artificial Intelligence, building upon the Department of Energy’s capabilities as a world-leading enterprise in scientific discovery and technological innovation.
Ingstad comes to DOE from 3M Company, where she led critical commercialization efforts in AI/Machine Learning research and development. Before 3M, Ingstad was an early leader in the Defense Intelligence Agency’s Information Operations Branch.
Ingstad holds a MA in International Economics and International Relations from Johns Hopkins University’s School of Advanced International Studies, and a BS from Georgetown University. She is also a graduate of the US Army Signal Officer Basic Course and the US Army Intelligence Analysis Course.