Welton Chang

data sci, disinfo, strategy, forecasting

Washington, DC, USA

(GMT-05:00) America/New_York

About Welton Chang

 Dr. Welton Chang is co-founder and CEO of Pyrra Technologies. Most recently he was the first Chief Technology Officer at Human Rights First and founded HRF's Innovation Lab. Prior to joining HRF, Welton was a senior researcher at the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory where he led teams and developed technical solutions to address disinformation and online propaganda. Before joining APL, Welton served for nearly a decade as an intelligence officer at the Defense Intelligence Agency and in the Army, including two operational tours in Iraq and a tour in South Korea. Welton received a PhD and MA from the University of Pennsylvania, an MA from Georgetown University, and a BA from Dartmouth College.

Media Portfolio

Vaccines, the Super Bowl, and Microwaved Brains: How Americans Caught ‘Freedom Convoy’ Fever
Gizmodo
Feb 11, 2022
Few signs of Super Bowl trucker protest, monitoring firm says
Reuters
Feb 12, 2022
'Freedom Convoy' Protest of Super Bowl Unlikely: 'They Ran Out of Time'
Newsweek
Feb 12, 2022
Rand Paul is ‘all for’ an anti-mask and vaccine mandate trucker convoy ‘clogging up’ U.S. cities like in Canada as firm that monitors threats online says warnings of drivers disrupting Super Bowl will likely go ‘nowhere’
Daily Mail
Feb 13, 2022
Amid war fears, archivists are racing to preserve Ukraine’s internet
Input Magazine
Feb 18, 2022
New Leak Suggests Most Users Funding Canada's 'Freedom Convoy' Reside in U.S.
Gizmodo
Feb 14, 2022
SolarWinds Hack Demonstrates Need For Partnership Between Government, Civil Society
Tech Policy Press
Feb 10, 2021
Push the Fringe to the Fringe
Human Rights First
Nov 23, 2020
Three Ways to Clean Up the Toxic Minefields of Social Media
Defense One
Sep 23, 2020
North Korean Elites' Self-Interest Will Keep Kim Family in Power
The National Interest
Jul 07, 2020
Tech, Tyranny & the Future of Human Rights
WorldOregon
Dec 03, 2020
Working for Justice in an Age of Authoritarians and Extremists
Dartmouth
Mar 08, 2021
Afghanistan: Did the Taliban seize a US biometrics device?
France24
Aug 30, 2021
The Great Trust Crisis of 2020
Protego Press
Aug 26, 2020
America Should Double Down, And Not Retreat, From Its South Korean Alliance
The National Interest
Aug 31, 2020
America Must Weigh the Costs of Continued War in Afghanistan
Aug 23, 2017
Keep climate change amendment to the NDAA
Jul 07, 2017
The United States should not sell precision guided weapons to Saudi Arabia
Jun 13, 2017
Paris Pullout Shows How The US Is Shrugging Off Its Global Leadership
Nov 18, 2017
The War Against Disinformation
Dec 08, 2017
Restraint is Critical on Space Policy
Dec 27, 2017
Examining the Russian Disinformation Campaign
Jan 04, 2018
Welton Chang Interview
Do the Hard Work of Diplomacy on North Korea
Forecasting the Future of the Mosul Dam
Rolling Back Climate-Change Initiatives: A Threat to National Security?
Stand By South Korea
Go Set a Watchdog on Iran
How To Think About Iraq
The 3 Conditions That Must Be Met At Home Before The US Takes More Action In Syria
How Should We Carry The Emotional Weight Of Squandered Campaigns?
More Cyber Professionals At The Pentagon Doesn’t Guarantee Better Security
Why Now Is The Time To Establish A Standalone Cyber Force
The Use Of Military Force Is About More Than Expected Outcomes
Don’t Let Foreign Interpreters Who Supported Troops Get Left Behind
The Psychology Behind Strong Emotional Reactions To Bergdahl
Five Psychological Biases that Plague Policymakers and Military Leaders
Failing to Plan is Planning to Fail: When CONOPs Replace OPORDs
Rethinking the training of intelligence analysts
Developing expert political judgment: The impact of training and practice on judgmental accuracy in geopolitical forecasting tournaments
What Makes Foreign Policy Teams Tick: Explaining Variation in Group Performance At Geopolitical Forecasting
Fixing Intel: Reforming the Defense Intelligence Enterprise for Better Analysis
Warfare in the Cyber Domain
Getting it Right: Assessing the Intelligence Community's Analytic Performance
We're Fighting an Intelligence War: A Strategic-Level Intelligence Advisor's Lessons Learned
Cyber Warfare: An Analysis of the Means and Motivations of Selected Nation States