Dr. Pritchard is an assistant professor of machine learning and autonomous systems research at Kansas State University and a graduate lecturer of data science at Berkeley's School of Information (Master of Information and Data Science). His research is an ongoing exploration of machine cognition, Information theory, systems analysis, and the cybernetic relationships between humans and machines.
He received a Bachelor of General Studies in Anthropology from the University of Kansas, a Master of Science in Information Systems from Northwestern University, and a Doctor of Philosophy in Analytics and Decision Support Systems from Dakota State University.
In addition to his research and teaching activities, Dr. Pritchard modernized KSU’s machine learning and virtual reality infrastructure via grant awards from the US Department of Treasury. He is also the designer and program chair for KSU's future degree programs in Machine Learning and Autonomous Systems.
Prior to Kansas State University, he began his technology career in 1995 working for various companies such as Waddell & Reed, Deloitte Consulting, and SAIC. Dr. Pritchard consults with industry organization regularly and has provided recent machine learning expertise to the US Department of Agriculture and the US Department of Energy.