Laylani Addison (2889 - present) is Imperator of the United Empire of Earth (UEE). Formerly, she was Dean of Applied Science at Mentor University (2931 - 2947), and before that, Professor of Integrated Science and Xenotechnology at Mentor for nine years. She was sworn-in as Imperator on 1 January 2951. Her platform includes plans for an Innovation Initiative that will loosen the current restrictions on AI research, as well as increase spending on education and scientific research. She seeks to increase funding on publicly subsidized universities, strengthen relations between Human and alien civilizations, provide more funding for Synthworld, and create a government program to locate the lost Human colony ship, Artemis. She is not affiliated with a political party.