Bill Welser

Bill is a technologist motivated by tackling complex problems with multidisciplinary teams and state-of-the-art methods. He spent ten years at RAND corporation, where he held a number of roles including director of the Engineering and Applied Sciences Department, adjunct professor at the Pardee RAND Graduate School, senior management scientist and co-director of the Impact Lab, a virtual hub for mentoring and experimentation aimed at RAND’s research staff, which Bill co-conceived of and designed. Previously, he served in the United States Air Force, where he was an acquisition officer and engineer responsible for a portfolio of advanced technologies and development programs meant for space and air. He has public speaking experience includes a TEDx talk titled, “Are We Smarter than the Dinosaurs?”, as well as interviews for a number of publications and podcasts. His portfolio of published research spans the topics of artificial intelligence, privacy and information sharing, space policy, organizational culture and technology use and assessment. Bill earned his bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from the University of Virginia and his MBA and master’s degree in finance from the Boston College Carrol School of Management.