MIT Computer Science & Artificial    Intelligence Laboratory
Research Scientist
John C. Mallery is a research scientist at the MIT Computer Science & Artificial Intelligence Laboratory, where he has been since 1980. He is a frequent speaker on cyber topics in the United States, Europe, India, and China. His recent research involves cyber impacts on world order, national cyber strategies, countering cyber-enabled theft of intellectual property, cyber norms and CBMs, architectures for international cyber sharing, and technical strategies for cyber defense. In 2016, he organized a track 1.5 conference with key allies on political-military cyber norms. In 2015, he co-organized a G7 track 1.5 conference on intellectual property protection in Paris. Since 2010, he has participated in track 1.5 dialogues with Chinese and Russian cyber experts with a focus on escalatory dynamics of cyber conflict and cyber threat reduction via functional norms. He has advised governments since the early 1990s on cyber strategy, advanced architectural concepts for cyber security research, and transformational computing. In 2008, he initiated an early research program in cyber policy at MIT and Harvard with Minerva funding. During the 2008 Presidential campaign, he served on Obama's cyber policy team and helped craft his July 16, 2008 cyber platform. Since 2006, he organized a series of national workshops on technical and policy aspects of cyber, including international cyber norms. His interests span a variety of fields from artificial intelligence, computer science and information assurance to cyber defense, economics and international relations. In 1988, he conceptualized the field of computational politics as he developed the Relatus Natural Understanding System and non-rectangular machine learning techniques for analyzing international relations using the SHERFACS Conflict and Cooperation data set. During the 1990s, he was the principal architect and developer of the White House Electronic Publications System that served the Clinton Administration from 1992-2001. In the process of helping drive early US Internet strategy, he created and fielded the first large-scale wide-area collaboration system for the Vice President's 1994 Open Meeting on the National Performance Review with 4000 Federal workers, pioneered online survey research in 1992 leading up to hierarchical adaptive surveys in 1996