SJ Terp


Bodacea Light Industries LLC

SJ builds frameworks to improve how autonomous systems and human communities work together. Fusing her work as a data scientist and information security expert, she is examining the light and dark sides of the human-AI interface: building algorithms that enable autonomous systems to accelerate the creation of shared situational awareness in crises; and applying information security principles to counter the impact of misinformation and disinformation campaigns on human systems.

She runs Bodacea Light Industries, is a senior fellow at the Atlantic Council, and chairs the Cognitive Security CoLab. Previously she has taught data science at Columbia University, served as CTO of UN Global Pulse (the UN’s big data initiative), and designed machine learning algorithms and unmanned vehicle systems at the UK Ministry of Defence. SJ holds degrees in AI and neural networks.


  • Artificial Creativity, 2002

    University of York

  • MSc Research, Pattern Analysis and Neural Networks, 1998

    Aston University

  • MSc, Artificial Intelligence, 1992

    Queen Mary, U. of London