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Erin Hahn

  • Senior National Security Analyst


  • Applied Physics Lab

Erin Hahn is a senior national security analyst at the Applied Physics Laboratory where she is supervisor for the "concepts and assessments group," which focuses on operational, readiness, and counterforce issues with technology development and implementation. In addition, the group deals with future threats and the strategic and policy issues that decision makers face.

Her recent and ongoing research includes autonomous systems; issues related to unconventional warfare; the nexus of legal and ethical issues with nuclear strategy; synthetic biology; and human enhancement technology.

She serves on the International Panel on the Regulation of Autonomous Weapons, which works to inform the United Nations Group of Government Experts for Lethal Autonomous Weapons Systems. Erin has authored or co-authored several works, including a book chapter, "Trust and Human Robot-Interactions" in Robot Ethics 2.0. In 2018, Hahn was a featured speaker at the American Bar Association's forum on "National Security, Emerging Technologies, and the Law."

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