Leslie Shing to Speak About AI/ML at the 2024 Air Force Summit

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Leslie Shing to Speak About AI/ML at the 2024 Air Force Summit

Leslie Shing of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Lincoln Laboratory has been chosen to speak on a panel discussion at the 2024 Air Force Summit. She is a seasoned industry leader with comprehensive expertise in artificial intelligence and machine learning. 

Learn more about Shing and her part at the third edition of the Potomac Officers Club’s Air Force Summit.


Who is Leslie Shing?

Leslie Shing serves as a technical staff member for the MIT Lincoln Laboratory’s Artificial Intelligence Technology and Systems Group. She works in the Cyber Security and Information Sciences area, where she holds responsibilities for the automation of cyber dependency mapping for mission assurance, information extraction of unstructured documents and detection of malicious lateral movement activities in networked environments

Shing’s research interests center around the development and use of data-driven machine learning-based methods for cyber and biological applications. She is one of the visionaries behind the laboratory’s development of AI-focused technologies.

In July 2022, she co-authored the research article “Developing a Series of AI Challenges for the United States Department of the Air Force,” a paper about a series of challenges, such as magnetic navigation (MagNav), MultiEarth and Storm Event Imagery dataset, that would innovate federal AI research priorities.

Shing graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Human Biology from the University of California, San Diego. She completed her Master of Science in Computer Science from the Naval Postgraduate School.


About the MIT Lincoln Laboratory

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The MIT Lincoln Laboratory is a research and development center commissioned and funded by the Department of Defense. It uses advanced technology to address evolving national security challenges.

The laboratory was founded in 1951 at the urging of the U.S. Air Force to enhance the nation’s air defense system. Since then, it has expanded its scope of work beyond strengthening the air defense system.

Among MIT Lincoln Laboratory’s notable works include:

  • Creating the world’s first dual-band radar and high-resolution, long-range imaging sensor
  • Building a beam-combining laser that achieved the highest brightness ever recorded
  • Constructing the ground and space terminals that achieved the world’s fastest data download speeds from a NASA satellite circling the Moon


Leslie Shing’s Professional Background

Shing began her career at the MIT Lincoln Laboratory as an associate staff member from 2016 to 2020. Before joining the research institute, she was a graduate student intern at Sandia National Laboratories.

Shing started honing her leadership and research skills during her work at ValueGene Inc., where she held previous roles as a research associate, shift supervisor and administrative supervisor. Among her most notable work experiences in the company were producing custom DNA and RNA synthesis and managing accounting, administrative and customer-facing procedures.


Leslie Shing, Panel Speaker at the 2024 Air Force Summit

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Leslie Shing will be one of the speakers on the panel discussion, “Drive USAF Decision Advantage: Practical Use Cases for AI/ML,” at the upcoming 2024 Air Force Summit. She will discuss the impact of artificial intelligence and machine-learning capabilities on various Air Force efforts.

Join the discussion at the 2024 Air Force Summit on July 23, and network with the foremost AI and Air Force leaders.


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