5 Scientists At The Forefront Of Computing And AI
Artificial intelligence is a promising field that has attracted the attention of many brilliant minds. Experts in computer science from all over the world are working to perfect machine learning and figure out how best to use it. Here, in no particular order, are several scientists who are taking great strides to bring this technology to the next level.
First up, at #1, we have Dr. Kyla McMullen, who earned her Masters and Ph.D. degrees in computer science and engineering from th e University of Michigan. Her research interests are in the perception, application, and development of 3D audio technologies. She uses this research to create realistic virtual environments, enhance data sonification, augment assistive technologies for persons with visual impairments, and decrease cognitive load in multimodal systems.
The scientist has committed herself to encouraging women and people of color to pursue careers in computing and other STEM fields. She has written books showcasing young African Americans who excel in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. In 2019, Dr. McMullen earned the CAREER Award from the National Science Foundation to further support her research.
At #2, we have Yoshua Bengio, an expert in artificial intelligence and deep learning. His goal is to harness the development of AI for the benefit of all. In 2018, he earned a Turing Award, together with Geoffrey Hinton and Yann LeCun, for conceptual and engineering breakthroughs that have made deep neural networks a critical component of computing.
He actively worked on developing the Montreal Declaration for Responsible Development of Artificial Intelligence, out of concern for the social impacts of this new technology. Bengio is a professor at the Department of Computer Science and Operational Research at the Université de Montréal.
Coming in at #3 is Dr. Raul Arrabales Moreno, a licensed clinical psychologist and computer scientist. His technological career revolves around AI and cognitive science, playing several roles at international companies such as IBM, Arris, Altran, and Accenture.
As a clinical psychologist, he runs his own practice at Psicobōtica, a center for the development of AI solutions for the early detection and prevention of mental health problems, rehabilitation, training, and psychological care. The doctor is also interested in robotics, machine learning, deep learning, and cognitive computing.
Next at #4, Dr. Randal S. Olson is a data tinkerer who specializes in artificial intelligence, machine learning, and data visualization. His interests lie at the intersection of biology and computer science, where these two fields have the unique opportunity for mutually beneficial research.
He and a colleague, Prof. Jason H. Moore, spent three years developing open-source AI and machine learning tools for biomedical applications. Dr. Olson is also a co-inventor of TPOT, an open-source Automated Machine Learning tool. His work has been featured all over the world, in publications including the New York Times, Wired, FiveThirtyEight, and more.
At #5, Dr. Moshe Sipper is a computer science professor at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev. His current work focuses on evolutionary computation, machine learning, and AI. Dr. Sipper has also researched artificial neural networks, artificial self-replication, bio-inspired computing, and software engineering.
Dr. Sipper has authored many scientific publications, including the books "Evolved to Win," "Machine Nature," and "Evolution of Parallel Cellular Machines." He has taught numerous courses in computer science for both undergraduate and graduate students and has been cited as a top researcher by Guide2Research.