BIML Team Members

Gary McGraw, Ph.D.

Gary McGraw is co-founder of the Berryville Institute of Machine Learning where his work focuses on machine learning security. He is a globally recognized authority on software security and the author of eight best selling books on this topic. His titles include Software Security, Exploiting Software, Building Secure Software, Java Security, Exploiting Online Games, and 6 other books; and he is editor of the Addison-Wesley Software Security series.  Dr. McGraw has also written over 100 peer-reviewed scientific publications. Gary serves on the Advisory Boards of Calypso AI, Legit, Irius Risk, Maxmyinterest, and Red Sift.  He has also served as a Board member of Cigital and Codiscope (acquired by Synopsys) and as Advisor to CodeDX (acquired by Synopsys), Black Duck (acquired by Synopsys), Dasient (acquired by Twitter), Fortify Software (acquired by HP), and Invotas (acquired by FireEye). Gary produced the monthly Silver Bullet Security Podcast for IEEE Security & Privacy magazine for thirteen years. His dual PhD is in Cognitive Science and Computer Science from Indiana University where he serves on the Dean’s Advisory Council for the Luddy School of Informatics, Computing, and Engineering. 

Harold Figueroa

Director of the MIRA (Machine Intelligence Research and Applications) Lab at an intelligence community contractor, Harold is responsible for leading efforts to integrate advances in machine learning and artificial intelligence, language sciences, and network science into IC products. In particular understanding the robustness of these kinds of capabilities to changing conditions and in adversarial environments. He leads a team with deep and diverse talents capable of tracking and building upon advances in these fast-moving fields. Harold is particularly interested in understanding the development of scientific ideas, how they’re adopted and understood downstream, and how this process creates opportunities for these to lead and mislead us. In a previous life at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Harold developed a broadly used software platform and analysis techniques for environmental monitoring through sound. Before that, he earned a Masters and worked toward his Doctorate in applied math at the Cornell Center for Applied Mathematics where he was involved in research and teaching in image and signal processing, numerical optimization, and epidemiology and ecology.

Richie Bonett

A computer scientist born and raised in Berryville, Virginia. Richie’s work involves applying machine learning and static analysis to improve the state of software engineering. He graduated from William and Mary with a B.S. in Computer Science in 2017. He is currently employed as a systems engineer at Verisign, and is a founding member of BIML.

Katie McMahon

Katie McMahon is a global entrepreneur and technology executive who has been at the leading edge of sound recognition and natural language understanding technologies for the past 20 years. As VP at Shazam, she brought the iconic music recognition app to market which went on to reach 2 billion installs and 70 billion queries (Acquired by Apple) and spent over a decade at SoundHound (NASDAQ:SOUN) bringing NLU technology and Voice AI products from lab to market. She has worked for Snap and most recently served as President & COO of Native Voice. She is Advisor to several early staged tech companies, including Neosensory, Valence Vibrations, NatureQuant, and McMahon is the lead inventor on several patents involving methods of Automatic Speech Recognition, Natural Language Understanding and Augmented Reality. She earned a BA in Political & Social Thought from The University of Virginia and has attended and completed coursework at Stanford, M.I.T. Sloan, the London School of Economics and Political Science, and most recently, earned the Corporate Board Readiness badge certificate from the Leavey School of Business at Santa Clara University in Silicon Valley. Katie is most interested in understanding how rapidly evolving AI and the wider tech landscape stands to impact business, society and humanity at large. 

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