The scientists and engineers of Knexus Research are leading pioneers in artificial intelligence research and development. Combining the intellectual curiosity of the best minds in the fields of AI, Knexus Research rapidly produces new knowledge, measures it against a vast storehouse of proven testing mechanisms, and delivers complete solutions that provide consistent, repeatable results. 

Based in National Harbor, Maryland, with a satellite office in Springfield, Virginia, our team produces an astonishing volume of original artificial intelligence research, outpacing many university departments and other labs of similar size.

Building upon our rich base of proven, proprietary algorithms, we quickly and affordably create, and test revolutionary approaches to unprecedented challenges. Then, we share findings through a rapidly growing portfolio of technical articles and Congressional technology demonstrations, and translate our innovations into intelligent software and solutions that solve tough problems.

Serving the United States Department of Defense as well as defense industry since our founding in 2006, we have remained a privately owned company that is small enough to rise to challenges with agility. Our technologically-advanced lab and high-energy, collaborative culture attracts the best-trained minds in the field of intelligent systems research and development, focusing them on creating novel products and processes that change the world.


Knexus Research is known as a leader in artificial intelligence innovation – a reputation we owe to the inventive minds of our scientists and engineers. Our award-winning team’s depth of knowledge and technical expertise make Knexus Research the first choice for the defense industry seeking to find solutions to issues that have not previously been addressed.

Leading experts in their respective fields, our carefully-selected team members hold advanced degrees in computer and information science, business, and/or engineering. But we owe our success to more than brainpower and high-level training. Our collaborative culture rewards creative thinking, integrating an immense pool of talent to share ideas, debate and experiment, and push each other and ourselves beyond the bounds of what others think is possible.

These great thinkers chose to work here because they are the best of the best. They stay because this high-integrity group of peers, challenging projects, and state-of-the-art facility provide endless opportunity to apply their intellect and make their mark upon the world.


The scientists and engineers of Knexus Research generate a vast sea of new knowledge every year, smashing through the barriers between human and machine intelligence. We are proud of the innovation we bring into the world, and are honored to have received multiple awards recognizing our contributions to the world of AI science and engineering.

  • Best Paper Award, ICCBR -2014 (International Conference on Case-Based Reasoning)

    Floyd, M.W., Drinkwater, M., & Aha, D.W. (2014).  How much do you trust me? Learning a case-based model of inverse trust. In Proceedings of the 22nd International Conference on Case-Based Reasoning, Cork, Ireland, 125-139, Springer.

  • Best Paper Award, FLAIRS-2011 (The Florida Artificial Intelligence Research Society)

    Powell, J., Molineaux, M., & Aha, D.W. (2011). Active and interactive learning of goal selection knowledge. In Proceedings of the Twenty-Fourth Florida Artificial Intelligence Research Society Conference. West Palm Beach, FL: AAAI Press.

  • Best Overall Video, AI Video Competition, AAAI-09 (Association for Advancement of Artificial Intelligence)

    Moore, P., Molineaux, M., Gupta, K.M. (2009, June 04). Casey's Quest: Transfer Learning for Adversarial Environments.

  • Best Paper Award, FLAIRS-2008 (The Florida Artificial Intelligence Research Society) 

    Molineaux, M., Aha, D.W., & Moore, P. (2008). Learning continuous action models in a real-time strategy environment. Proceedings of the Twenty-First Florida Artificial Intelligence Research Conference (pp. 257-262). Coconut Grove, FL: AAAI Press. 



  • Lurie Investments acquires Knexus Research, Adam Lurie joins as CEO

    National Harbor, MD - 6 September 2023 – Lurie Investments has announced the acquisition of Knexus Research. Founded in 2006 by AI pioneer, Dr. Kalyan Gupta, Knexus has been at the forefront of AI research and development supporting the U.S Government. Boasting an incredible team of scientists and AI experts, Knexus has a proven process to investigate, develop, and deploy AI solutions for complex U.S. Government challenges.

    “Knexus has spent the past two decades demonstrating how AI and data science can address some of the hardest problems facing the U.S. government,” said Adam Lurie, incoming CEO of Knexus. “They have been a key enabler for the government to effectively and ethically deploy AI capabilities across a myriad of use cases.”

    An increasing demand by Government entities to leverage burgeoning AI capabilities, Knexus’ acquisition will enable a growth trajectory that allows additional customers to tap into a team of highly skilled technologists who have a track record of providing cutting edge solutions. Supporting a diverse portfolio of programs, Knexus understands how to best inject AI into government missions.

    “Whether it’s helping to strengthen the overall performance of autonomous systems, generating mathematically accurate synthetic data, or developing modeling and simulation capabilities that continuously learn and improve, Knexus’ experts routinely push the frontier of performance,” Lurie said. “Its people are amazing and the company has built an incredible foundation for dramatic growth.”

    With their deep expertise in Classical and Deep Learning as well as advanced AI approaches such as Goal Reasoning, Hierarchical Temporal Planning, Reinforcement Learning and Large Language Models, Knexus has successfully developed AI software solutions, and deployed them across the government enterprise.

    “Our Lab at Knexus has been on the front lines of AI-ML innovation since our inception,” said Knexus Founder and VP of R&D, Kalyan Gupta. “We have been a key contributor and a witness to the AI revolution, along with our customer’s growing interest in AI technology adoption. I can’t wait to see the next milestone in the company’s growth trajectory.”


    About Knexus Research

    Based in National Harbor, MD, Knexus Research is a pioneer in AI ML innovation. Combining the intellectual curiosity of the best minds in AI together with proven scientific and engineering processes, Knexus creates solutions that provide consistent, repeatable results for its customers. With 5 patents and 100+ peer reviewed scientific papers, the scientists and engineers of Knexus are routinely smashing through the barriers between human and machine intelligence.

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