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Lindsay Gorman

Lindsay Gorman

Emerging Technologies Fellow, German Marshall Fund’s Alliance for Securing Democracy; Consultant, Schmidt Futures

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Lindsay Gorman is the Emerging Technologies Fellow at the German Marshall Fund’s Alliance for Securing Democracy and a consultant for Schmidt Futures.

As an expert on technology and national security, she has spent over a decade in government and industry, including in the Office of U.S. Senator Mark Warner, the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, and the National Academy of Sciences. A physicist and computer scientist by training, Lindsay previously ran a technology consulting firm, Politech Advisory, advising start-ups and venture capital and has developed cybersecurity tools in Silicon Valley.

Her research focuses on understanding and crafting a transatlantic response to China’s techno-authoritarian rise, from 5G and the future internet to information manipulation and censorship. Lindsay’s technical expertise lies in artificial intelligence, statistical machine learning, and quantum materials. She is also an awardee of the U.S. State Department Speaker Program, a member of the Truman National Security Project, and has been an expert contributor to U.S. Cyberspace Solarium Commission and an adjunct fellow at the Center for Strategic and International Studies.

Lindsay has published academic works in The Washington Quarterly and in leading physics journal Nature Physics on topological insulators, and programmed computer vision AI systems for a self-driving car as part of the DARPA Urban Challenge. She holds an A.B. in physics from Princeton University, where she graduated magna cum laude, and a M.S. in applied physics from Stanford University.