WASHINGTON – The Krach Institute for Tech Diplomacy at Purdue is expanding its breadth of expertise with the addition of new Senior Industry Fellow Rob Imig. As an innovator in the engineering space, Imig’s expertise in edge computing, space sensing, and artificial intelligence (AI) will continue to expand the Institute’s knowledge base across technological sectors that are relevant to global statecraft.
“Our mission at the Krach Institute for Tech Diplomacy at Purdue is to advance freedom through technological and engineering expertise, and to use our expertise in these fields to provide resources to policymakers. Rob Imig is the embodiment of this mission, leveraging his deep understanding of cutting-edge technology to help public sector leaders make informed decisions,” said Bonnie Glick, Director of the Krach Institute for Tech Diplomacy at Purdue. “We are honored to have him join the Institute’s ongoing work to ensure technology is used for good, and advances the cause of freedom across the globe.”
Imig is a Senior Architect for R&D, Federal at Palantir Technologies where he leads the development and advancement of Palantir’s most innovative engineering capabilities. Over the course of his 10 years at Palantir, Imig has led and worked on engineering teams in both the commercial and government businesses, allowing him to see a broad spectrum of problems and solutions first-hand.
Most recently, Imig’s focus has been on the iteration and deployment of AI at the Edge, whether that be on manned aircraft, unmanned aerial systems, boats, ground vehicles, or satellites. In this capacity, Imig and his team are working on enabling computers to operate in low-latency and disconnected environments to ensure constant connectivity for their customers.
“Since its founding, the Krach Institute for Tech Diplomacy at Purdue has brought innovators and policymakers together to ensure emerging technologies are used to advance freedom, safety, and prosperity around the world. I am honored to be able to contribute to this mission,” Imig said. “We have only scratched the surface of artificial intelligence and the importance it has for protecting our nation. Our ability to not only advance this technology, but also operationalize it, is critical to keep us ahead of our adversaries.”
Editors/Producers: Experts from The Krach Institute for Tech Diplomacy at Purdue are available for media interviews to discuss the following topics: semiconductors, 5G/6G, artificial intelligence, energy/climate, hypersonics, quantum computing, rare earth elements, synthetic biology, composite manufacturing, agricultural technology, global supply chains, fintech, and U.S.-China competition.
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The Krach Institute for Tech Diplomacy at Purdue is an independent, non-partisan 501(c)(3) founded in 2021 to advance freedom through trusted technologies and democratic principles. It brings engineering expertise to the intersection of technology and U.S. foreign policy and serves as a go-to resource on critical technology issues for the diplomatic community and policymakers, while partnering with industry, academia, and government.
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