Jeffrey Byrne is founder and CEO of Visym Labs in Cambridge MA working on privacy preserving visual AI. Previously, he was Vice President of Computer Vision with Systems and Technology Research in Woburn MA. He led the vision group which focused on fundamental research problems at the intersection of visual recognition and machine learning. Dr. Byrne has been principal investigator on programs with IARPA, DARPA, AFRL and SOCOM in research areas of face recognition, activity recognition and scene understanding. He holds a BS (1996) and MS (1997) in Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) from Carnegie Mellon University, and a PhD (2014) in Computer and Information Science from the University of Pennsylvania. Previously, Dr. Byrne was a principal research engineer with Scientific Systems Company Inc., consultant to Carnegie Mellon University on the Micro Vision Engine hardware platform for micro air vehicles, research staff member in the CMU Robotics Institute and embedded hardware engineering manager in a Silicon Valley startup. He is the recipient of the 2007 NDSEG fellowship, 2010 UPenn Graduate student teaching practicum award and best paper runner up awards at BMVC’20 and IEEE FG’17. He is a US Citizen and holds a TS/SCI level security clearance.