SCIS Advisory

Kirik Born, PhD

Kirik Born, PhD

Chief Science Officer


Dr. Kirk Borne is a Data Scientist, providing thought leadership, global speaking, content creation, mentoring, training, and consulting activities in data science, machine learning, and AI across multiple disciplines. Kirk is the Chief Science Officer at DataPrime here he applies his extensive experience and knowledge of the trends in these critical fields to developing data-intensive professions and mentor Data Scientists of all experience levels. Most recently he was the Principal Data Scientist, Data Science Fellow, and an Executive Advisor at global technology and consulting firm Booz Allen Hamilton from 2015 to 2021. Before that, he was Professor of Astrophysics and Computational Science at George Mason for 12 years in the graduate and undergraduate data science programs. Prior to that, he spent nearly 20 years supporting data systems activities for NASA space science programs, including a role as NASA’s Data Archive Project Scientist for the Hubble Space Telescope. Dr. Borne has degrees in physics (B.S., LSU) and astronomy (Ph.D., Caltech). He is an elected Fellow of the International Astrostatistics Association for his contributions to big data research in astronomy. In 2020, he was elected a Fellow of the American Astronomical Society for lifelong contributions to the field of astronomy. As a global speaker, he has given hundreds of invited talks worldwide, including keynote presentations at dozens of data science, AI and analytics conferences. He is an active contributor on social media, where he promotes data literacy for all and has been named consistently among the top worldwide social influencers in data analytics, data science, machine learning, and AI since 2013.

Areas of Expertise:

  • AI and ML
  • Data Science
  • Data Analytics

Program(s) Support:

  • BSC in AI and ML
  • BSC in data science
  • MS in AI and ML
  • MS in data analytics