Dr. Matthew Daniels
Assistant Director for Space Security & Special Projects
The White House Office of Science and Technology (OSTP)
Dr. Matthew Daniels is currently the Assistant Director of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) for Space Security & Special Projects. His work focuses on US space programs and technology strategy. Earlier he has served in multiple roles spanning space and artificial intelligence at NASA and the Department of Defense. Outside of the U.S. Government, he has been a Senior Fellow and research faculty at Georgetown’s Center for Security and Emerging Technology, research affiliate at MIT and Stanford, and space technology advisor to MIT’s Lincoln Lab. Matt started as a research engineer at NASA, with work in spacecraft design, stochastic control, and new science missions. He received his Ph.D. and M.S. degrees in engineering from Stanford, a B.A. in physics from Cornell, and was a Science Fellow at Stanford’s Center for International Security and Cooperation. He is a recipient of the Department of Defense Medal for Distinguished Public Service.