Dr. Feinstein a seasoned executive with over forty years of experience with DOD and Civilian agencies, tier-one consulting companies, and is an internationally acclaimed author and authority in the areas of branding, telecommunications and network architecture design, artificial intelligence, large system integration and acquisition support, advanced information systems, modeling and simulation, as well as pilot demonstrations of new and emerging technologies. Dr. Feinstein is currently the Chief Academic Officer of Planet Startup - - - a public 501(c)(3) charity with the mission of fighting young adult unemployment in remote areas and inner cities around the world by teaching young adults how to setup and run their own online Internet companies. For more detail, go to http://www.PlanetStartup.org .
In the area of Academic Management, Dr. Feinstein has served in the positions as of Associate Engineering Dean, Dean, Director of Education, and Vice President of Academic affairs at universities such as Strayer, DeVry, and American InterContinental. In addition he worked with startup groups and venture capitalists to coordinate the funding of startups.
Formerly a professor at The George Washington University and Visiting Fellow at Harvard, he consults to Fortune 100 companies, government agencies, startups, serves on boards of a number of companies, and is a C-level advisor to others. He maintained an an active Top Secret Clearance and was a nominee to the DIA Advisory Board. He presents a series of seminars around the world, and has lectured at Princeton, University of Virginia, Oxford, and Harvard.
Formerly associated with the Department of Defense, Booz, Allen & Hamilton, ICF, the Stanford Research Institute at Stanford University, and MITRE (formerly part of MIT’s Lincoln Labs); Dr. Feinstein conducted research at Harvard as a Visiting Fellow, in developing advances in distance education based on artificial intelligence research and founded a startup called BuzzAnalytics to assess an individual’s or group’s subjective preference intensities in for branding, market research, politics, and threat analyses. The methodology has been implemented in code, has earned the AOL Best Application Award as well as a best paper Award at the Annual Military Operations Research Society (MORS) Symposium. The application has been briefed to the Intelligence community as well as organizations involved with threat assessment for Homeland and Infrastructure security as well as computer and sensitive system security. In a partnership with Google, other research in content analysis enables one to mine the Internet, and other resources, in order to track Internet “Buzz” over time and space for brands, individuals, issues, and companies.
Dr. Feinstein collaborated with the Naisbitt Group (John Naisbitt, Megatrends) to employ Systems Dynamics and other automated techniques to forecast the impact of rapidly changing technology on organizations and corporate profitability; clients included the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, The Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroad, DOD, DuPont, Copolymer, and others.
As a Vice President at ICF, Dr. Feinstein led the Advanced Information Systems Division in applying artificial intelligence and neural network solutions to public and private sector clients.
While with MITRE, Dr. Feinstein consulted to the US Postal Service on implementing advanced technology applications and provided acquisition support for the USPS billion-dollar modernization initiative, enterprise-wide telecommunications and LAN outsourcing, and served as a member of their Electronic Commerce Task Force. He advised the Defense Intelligence Agency on the design and deployment of a billion-dollar worldwide classified videoconferencing, broadcast, and telecommunications network that includes hundreds of sites interconnected via a mesh of high-speed telecommunications links.
A senior adviser to the US Air Force, Dr. Feinstein advised the Assistant Chief for Studies and Analysis to oversee the development of the Airborne Warning and Control System (AWACS) prototype and served as a special consultant to the British Home Office on applications of emerging technology for counter insurgency operations.
Dr. Feinstein earned a Bachelor’s of Science in Physics from the University of Oklahoma, a Master’s of Science in Electrical Engineering from The New Jersey Institute of Technology and a PhD. in Information & Decision Systems with a minor in Organizational Behavior from the George Washington University, and conducted research at Harvard as a Visiting Fellow. In addition, he attended the Naval Post Graduate School where he studied the DOD Planning, Programming, and Budgeting Process.