Dr. Matthew Daniels works in the Office of the Secretary of Defense. His principal areas of focus include U.S. space programs, deep space exploration, and artificial intelligence. Previously he was an engineer at NASA, where he worked on spacecraft designs and special projects for the director of NASA Ames in Silicon Valley. Matt received his Ph.D. and M.S. degrees from Stanford and his B.A. from Cornell. As a grad student he was also a predoctoral fellow at Stanford's Center for International Security and Cooperation.