Neuroscience • Human Potential • Security
Amy Kruse, Ph.D. is the v ice p resident and c hief t echnology o fficer (CTO) of Cubic Global Defense (CGD). In her role as CTO, Kruse is responsible for accelerating and enhancing CGD’s strategic research and development (R&D) portfolio. She also pursues emerging technologies to drive innovation for both the overall business and the core CGD business areas.
Kruse joined Cubic in March 2014 as vice president of innovation when the company acquired Intific, Inc., an Austin, Texas-based company focused on software and game-based solutions. In this role, Kruse led the business development efforts within CGD as well as the strategic engagement of new clients for Cubic. Kruse first joined Intific in January 2010 as the executive director of the neuroscience division, in which she managed the release of Intific’s premier commercial product, the NeuroBridge software platform.
Previously, Kruse served as a government civilian program manager in the Defense Sciences Office at the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) from 2005 to 2010, where she managed various programs including efforts in Augmented Cognition, Neurotechnology for Intelligence Analysts, Accelerated Learning, and Cognitive Technology Threat Warning Systems among others. Before DARPA, Kruse served as a technology and program management consultant at Strategic Analysis Inc., in which she provided hands-on technical assistance to nascent neuroscience programs at DARPA, the Office of Naval Research, and the Naval Research labs.
Kruse serves on various defense panels and studies, including those for the National Academies and Defense Science Board. She has authored numerous scientific papers, chapters and articles. Kruse earned a Bachelor of Science in Cell and Structural Biology and a Ph.D. in Neuroscience from the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana where she was awarded a National Science Foundation Graduate Fellowship in Neuroscience.
Specialties: Program Management, Science and Technology Program Development, Neuroscience