Brian M. Pierce Visiting Research Scientist Applied Research Laboratory for Intelligence and Security, University of Maryland



Dr. Brian Pierce is a Visiting Research Scientist at the Applied Research Laboratory for Intelligence and Security (ARLIS), a University-Affiliated Research Center (UARC) at the University of Maryland. Pierce serves on the advisory board for sparks & honey, and was a mediaX Distinguished Visiting Scholar at Stanford University for 2019-2022.

Prior to joining ARLIS, Dr. Pierce was a member of the DARPA leadership team as Director of the Information Innovation Office. Additional DARPA experience includes serving as the Deputy Director of the Strategic Technology Office. He also has held leadership roles in the aerospace and defense industry, which include Technical Director for Advanced Concepts and Technology at Raytheon Space and Airborne Systems, and Executive Director for the Electronics Division at Rockwell Scientific Company. He has published 40 technical articles and produced 28 U.S. Patents. Dr. Pierce holds a PhD and MS in Chemistry, and a BS in Chemistry and Mathematics (Summa Cum Laude), from the University of California at Riverside.