Steven Brumby is Co-founder and CTO of Descartes Labs, a venture-backed start-up based in Los Alamos NM and San Francisco CA focused on charting global patterns of life. Previous to Descartes Labs, Steven was a Senior Research Scientist at Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) Information Sciences Group (CCS-3). He was Principal Investigator of LANL’s Video Analysis and Search Technology (VAST) project, leading a team of scientists developing neuroscience-inspired sparse deep-learning models of computer vision for high performance computing and cloud platforms, applied to real-world problems. He is also co-inventor of LANL’s award-winning GENIE image analysis algorithm (R&D100 Award 2002). He received his Ph.D. in Theoretical Physics at the University of Melbourne (Australia) in 1997.