Maria Alejandra Barrios
Senior Data Scientist, In-Q-Tel

November 2018

Alumni Focus

Dr. Barrios obtained her B.A. in Physics, Mathematics, and Philosophy from Gettysburg College and her Ph.D. in High-Energy-Density Physics and Plasma Physics from the University of Rochester in 2010. Her graduate thesis was titled: "Precision Equation of State Measurements on Hydrocarbons in the High Energy Density Regime" and her thesis supervisors were Profs. Thomas Boehly and David Meyerhofer. Dr. Barrios conducted her graduate research on the OMEGA Laser System at the Laboratory for Laser Energetics under a Frank J. Horton Fellowship. Upon graduation she spent six and a half years at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory first as a Post-Doctoral Researcher and then as a Research Scientist conducting experiments at the National Ignition Facility and also at LLE's Omega Laser Facility. She is currently employed as a Senior Data Scientist at Lab41 (InQTel) in Menlo Park California, leading applied research on secure machine learning.