Robert Popp

Robert Popp

Founder & CEO

Dr. Robert Popp is founder and CEO of NSI, Inc. — a premier professional services firm that specializes in applying multidisciplinary social science techniques and data-driven analytics to help clients better and more reliably understand people and their behaviors on critical, complex decision-making problems. Prior to NSI, Dr. Popp served for five years as a senior government executive within the DoD: one year at OSD as Assistant Deputy Undersecretary of Defense for Advanced Systems and Concepts and four years at DARPA as Deputy Director of the Information Exploitation Office (IXO) and Information Awareness Office (IAO). Dr. Popp has served on the Defense Science Board, Army Science Board, is a senior associate for the Center for Strategic and International Studies, and has co-chaired a National Academies National Research Council (NRC) committee on Organizational Modeling: Improving the Decision Making Abilities of Small Unit Leaders (2012). Dr. Popp holds two patents and is editor of the book Emergent Information Technologies and Enabling Policies for Counter-Terrorism published in 2006 by Wiley-IEEE Press. Dr. Popp holds a PhD in Electrical Engineering from the University of Connecticut and a BA/MA (summa cum laude) in Computer Science from Boston University.