Josh Johnston

VP AI And Machine Learning at Kount

Josh Johnston has a diverse range of work experience, starting in 2003 with an internship in embedded software engineering at Cadenux, Inc. In 2004, they interned in embedded software engineering at HP. From 2005 to 2006, they worked at Carnegie Mellon University's Field Robotics Center, where they participated in the 2005 DARPA Grand Challenge and led a team in securing NASA contracts. Josh then joined Autonomous Solutions in 2007 as a robotics scientist, leading the development of a self-driving car for the DARPA Urban Challenge. At Leidos, where they worked from 2009 to 2014, they served as a robotics research scientist, working on projects related to weaponizing robots and simulating human-robot interactions. In 2014, they started working at Boise State University as a visualization and cyberinfrastructure research scientist, conducting research and enabling researcher access to high-performance computing resources. Since 2016, they have been with Kount, an Equifax company, where they have held various roles, including manager of AI science, director of AI science, and VP of engineering. In their most recent role as VP AI and Machine Learning, they oversee the development and implementation of AI and machine learning solutions. Josh also serves as the Vice President of the Board of Trustees at Boise Contemporary Theater, starting in 2021. Overall, Josh Johnston has demonstrated expertise and leadership in the fields of robotics, AI, machine learning, and cyberinfrastructure.

Josh Johnston's education history is as follows:

From 2001 to 2005, they attended Duke University and earned a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering and Mechanical Engineering.

In 2005, they enrolled at Carnegie Mellon University and obtained a Master of Science degree in Robotics in 2006.

Currently, they are pursuing a Ph.D. in Computing at Boise State University, with an expected completion date in 2024.

Before attending college, Josh Johnston graduated from Boise Senior High School. No additional details about their degree or field of study are provided for this level of education.



  • VP AI And Machine Learning

    April, 2022 - present

  • VP Technical Architecture

    January, 2022

  • VP Of Engineering

    April, 2021

  • Senior Director Of Engineering

    October, 2020

  • Director Of AI Science

    December, 2018

  • Manager Of AI Science

    July, 2017

  • Scientist AI And Machine Learning

    July, 2016

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