In 2019, Gene Locklear joined Sentient Digital as an Artificial Intelligence Research Scientist to assist in the development of cognitive AI solutions for military simulations involving human-emulated military decision-making.
Prior to his work at Sentient Digital, Gene served twenty-seven years in the U.S. Marine Corps as an infantryman, Special Operations team leader, and Infantry Battalion Operations Chief. During his career, he participated in the Persian Gulf War and the Global War on Terrorism, as well as many other military operations around the world.
After his military service, Gene received from the New York Institute of Technology (NYIT) a B.S. in Computer Science in 2012 and an M.S. in Computer Science in 2014. At NYIT, he specialized in Machine Learning and Pattern Recognition and did extensive work for DARPA and the National Science Foundation on the use of Pattern Recognition for Biometric Authentication.
In addition to his work at Sentient Digital, Gene is currently a Computer Science Ph.D. candidate at Pace University. His research interest centers on the use of artificial neural networks in solving pattern recognition problems and the application of Deep Learning neural networks. He has a passionate interest in the emergent behavior of systems and the idea of artificial life. Gene currently lives with his fiancée in the Manhattan borough of New York City and enjoys baseball, football, and triathlons.