Stephen Dennis

Technical Director, Homeland Security Advanced Research Projects Agency

Department of Homeland Security

Mr. Stephen Dennis provides leadership and guidance for research, development and deployment of advanced computation and data analytics for the Science & Technology (S&T) Directorate and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). As the Director of the Data Analytics Technology Center, Mr. Dennis leads a team of subject matter experts to address a variety of homeland security challenges, including automated risk assessment, social media analytics, and data driven investigations using big data and internet of things technologies.

Mr. Dennis has also served the Homeland Security Advanced Research Projects Agency (HSARPA) as the S&T APEX Program Manager for the Border Enforcement Analytics Program to improve utilization of DHS Big Data sources for ICE Homeland Security Investigations. This program has delivered the first commercially supported open source platforms for big data analytics to ICE to support data driven investigations. Mr. Dennis represents S&T to cross-departmental working groups and represents DHS analytics interests to groups within the White House Office of Science and Technology Programs.

Mr. Dennis has more than thirty-seven years of experience managing research programs in information analysis and processing automation within the Intelligence & Defense Communities and in collaboration with other federal agencies. Mr. Dennis holds MBA and M. S. Electrical Engineering degrees from the University of Maryland, College Park, and a BS in Computer Engineering from Clemson University in SC.