Chris Lightsey joined CCI in 2016 as a Research Engineer. He holds a B.S. degree in computer science from Mississippi State University. Chris has been involved in projects focusing on the areas of data visualization, machine learning, supercomputing, natural language processing, open-source intelligence, and computer security. He is currently working on machine learning applications in the analysis of publicly available data with a focus on social media and news analytics. He has worked on projects funded by the Department of Energy, Department of Defense, and the U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center.