Dr. Lynne Parker is Associate Vice Chancellor at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville (UTK), and Director of the AI Tennessee Initiative, which aims to position the University and the state of Tennessee as a national and global leader in the data-intensive knowledge economy. Previously, she served as the Founding Director of the National Artificial Intelligence Initiative Office in the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP), and as Deputy Chief Technology Officer of the United States. Dr. Parker has held numerous other leadership positions, including at UTK (Interim Dean of the Tickle College of Engineering), the National Science Foundation (Division Director for Information and Intelligent Systems), and Oak Ridge National Laboratory (Distinguished R&D Staff Member and Group Leader). She is a Fellow of AAAI, AAAS, and IEEE, and is also a Distinguished Member of ACM. She received her PhD in computer science from MIT.
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