Anna Rubinstein Receives CNAS Fellowship, Ole Miss 40 Under 40 Honor


The Center for a New American Security (CNAS) selected Anna Rubinstein, MORSE Corp technical program manager and test and evaluation director for a Department of Defense artificial intelligence (AI) program, as one of its 2022 Shawn Brimley Next Generation National Security Fellows. Rubinstein was also honored by the University of Mississippi’s alumni association as part of its first 40 Under 40 class.

CNAS’ Next Gen Program is part of the bipartisan think tank’s efforts to help develop a diverse cadre of national security leaders. The 2022 Next Gen Fellows are drawn from the U.S. military, Department of State, congressional staff, and the private sector. They will develop a deeper understanding of U.S. national security interests and policies, as well as leadership principles and best practices, through a leadership development program, monthly speaker series, and small private discussions.

“Each year, this fellowship gets progressively more competitive. We’re proud to have such a diverse array of eye-watering talent in the 2022 cohort,” said Michèle Flournoy, CNAS co-founder and chair of the board. “These emerging national security leaders are truly extraordinary, and their commitment to service should give us all hope for the future.”

At MORSE, Rubinstein directs test and evaluation for AI models that address forms of machine perception including computer vision and natural language processing. She leads teams developing metrics and assessing capabilities at the algorithm, system, and operational level, with a focus on human-machine teaming.

Rubinstein holds undergraduate degrees in Chinese, chemistry, and chemical engineering from the University of Mississippi, as well as a doctorate in chemical engineering and materials science from Princeton University. The Ole Miss Alumni Association recently selected her from more than 500 applicants to join its inaugural 40 Under 40 class, which recognizes personal, professional, and philanthropic achievements of University of Mississippi graduates.

“Anna’s work at MORSE is already helping our national security customers better determine the value that emerging AI technology can offer,” said Andreas Kellas, MORSE Corp CEO. “These honors recognize both the impact on our national security that Anna has made to date, as well as the larger leadership role that she can play in the future.”