Helen Jackson, PhD

Helen Jackson

Title: Physicist and Machine Learning Engineer
Company: Summit2Sea Consulting
Location: Washington, D.C, United States

Helen Jackson, PhD, Physicist and Machine Learning Engineer at Summit2Sea Consulting, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Scientists for dedication, achievements, and leadership in nuclear physics and engineering.

Since 2020, Dr. Jackson has excelled as a machine learning engineer with Summit2Sea Consulting, an information technology and management consulting firm. With background experience in program management, consulting, artificial intelligence, security, nuclear physics and academia, she has also served as a visiting professor of physics with Wright State University. Throughout her career, Dr. Jackson has served such entities as the Defense Threat Reduction Agency, Battelle and Vanderbilt University. Notably, she had three visiting scientist tenures at the Brookhaven National Laboratory, the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. Earlier, she served as a software engineer for LifeWay Christian Resources and Square D.

To prepare for her career, Dr. Jackson pursued a formal education at the University of Tennessee, where she received a Bachelor of Science. From there, she attended Fisk University and obtained a Master of Science in physics and completed doctoral studies at Vanderbilt University. She completed a Doctor of Philosophy in nuclear physics in the Department of Engineering Physics at the U.S. Air Force Institute of Technology in 2014, where she was the 83rd African American woman to graduate with a doctorate in physics nationally.

Notably, Dr. Jackson developed a patent for radiation hardness during her doctoral studies. To remain abreast of developments in her field, she has maintained affiliation with the American Nuclear Society, the American Physical Society, the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the Materials Research Society and the New York Academy of Sciences. She is a fellow of the African Scientific Institute. Outside of her professional endeavors, she is a mentor for women entering the STEM fields and is active with Doctors Without Borders.

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