Scientific Advisory Board

Scientific Excellence

Our board of distinguished scientific researchers and professionals offer invaluable guidance to AI2 in our pursuit of impactful research in AI.

  • Co-founder and VP Engineering at Siri, Inc.Adam CheyerVP of R&D at Samsung Mobile, Co-founder and VP of Engineering at Viv Labs
  • Professor at University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, fellow of IEEE and the ACM, editor-in-chief of IEEE TPAMIDavid ForsythFulton Watson Copp Chair in Computer Science at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Fellow of IEEE and ACM
  • Director of Microsoft Research (Redmond), fellow of AAAI and AAAS, AAAI President (2007-09)Eric HorvitzTechnical Fellow and Chief Scientific Officer at Microsoft, Fellow of AAAI and AAAS, AAAI President (2007-09)
  • Mirella Lapata's Profile PhotoMirella LapataProfessor at University of Edinburgh School of Informatics, BCS Karen Sparck Jones Award 2009, SIGDAT President 2018
  • Chair of Machine Learning Department, Carnegie-Mellon, fellow of AAAI and AAAS, AAAI Distinguished Service AwardTom MitchellE. Fredkin University Professor at Carnegie Mellon, Fellow of AAAI and AAAS, AAAI Distinguished Service Award 2007
  • Aude Oliva portraitAude OlivaCo-Director of MIT Quest for Intelligence, MIT Director of MIT-IBM Watson AI Lab, Principal Research Scientist at CSAIL MIT
  • Professor at University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, fellow of ACM, AAAI, and ACL, Associate Editor in Chief of JAIRDan RothProfessor at the University of Pennsylvania, Fellow of AACS, ACM, AAAI, & ACL, John McCarthy Award (IJCAI) 2017
  • Professor at University Washington, fellow of ACM and AAAIDan WeldProfessor and Entrepreneurial Faculty Fellow at University of Washington, Fellow of ACM and AAAI

Our Founder

Paul G. Allen launched the Allen Institute for AI in 2014 to explore critical questions in the field of AI. His philanthropy allows us to push the boundaries of fundamental AI research and to find high-impact ways to deploy these new technologies for the benefit of humanity.

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