Lindsey R. Sheppard

Fellow, International Security Program
Associated Programs: International Security Program

Lindsey Sheppard is a fellow with the International Security Program at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), where she focuses on the nexus of emerging technologies and national security for the United States and allied and partner nations. Her research areas include artificial intelligence, machine learning, autonomous systems, defense innovation policy, and technology ecosystems. Ms. Sheppard is a frequent writer and invited speaker on the global state of emerging technology application to the defense and intelligence missions.

Ms. Sheppard contributes expertise in computational modeling and simulation, system architecture and design, and GPS-denied operations from her prior experience in defense research and development. Before joining CSIS in March 2018, she was a member of the technical staffs at the Charles Stark Draper Laboratory and the Georgia Tech Research Institute. During this time, she was the programmatic and technical systems engineering lead on various software development projects. Ms. Sheppard’s work supported U.S. Air Force and U.S. Army procurement and technology development efforts to support operations in contested environments. She holds an M.S. and a B.S. in aerospace engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology.


Contact Information
Email: lsheppard [at]