Ben Boudreaux is a professor at Pardee RAND Graduate School and a policy analyst at RAND working in the intersection of national security, technology, and ethics. His current research focuses on ethical issues in artificial intelligence (including autonomous weapon systems and algorithmic fairness), conflict prevention in cyberspace, and cyber incident response.
Prior to joining RAND, Boudreaux was a foreign affairs officer in the State Department's Cyber Policy office, where he led State's cyber operations portfolio and worked to promote international cybersecurity and stability in cyberspace. He also led efforts to assist international partners in developing cybersecurity strategy and policy. He also has research interests and experience in Middle Eastern and South Asian issues, counterterrorism, and migration.
Boudreaux holds a Ph.D. in philosophy from the University of California, Berkeley where he focused on ethical theory, a M.S. in foreign service from Georgetown University, and a B.A. in economics and philosophy from NYU.