DOJ designates Mayer to serve as first chief science and technology adviser and chief AI officer

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Office of Communications
Feb. 26, 2024

Princeton’s Jonathan Mayer has taken a new role as the inaugural chief science and technology advisor and chief artificial intelligence officer at the U.S. Department of Justice. In the newly created role, Mayer will advise on complex issues of technology, law and policy, including cybersecurity and artificial intelligence.

Mayer has committed to serve in this position for at least 12 months. He started at the end of January, and he plans to return to Princeton after the conclusion of his government service.

Mayer, an assistant professor of computer science and public affairs and a member of Princeton’s Class of 2009, researches and teaches in both the School of Public and International Affairs (SPIA) and the Department of Computer Science. He is a resident faculty member at Princeton’s Center for Information Technology Policy (CITP).