Who We Are
Below is a selected list of fellows at the Nordic Artificial Intelligence Institute. Each fellow has deep scientific, technological and industrial experience in the area of Artificial Intelligence.
Dr. Christian Guttmann is the Executive Director of the Nordic Artificial Intelligence Institute. He has dedicated his career and life to Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning for over 20 years (Vice President and Global Head of AI, Prof Assoc Adj, PhD). He advances AI technology, science and business to new heights for societal and economic prosperity in teams of bright and passionate minds. He is often interviewed by Nordic and international media, a keynote speaker at global events, and advises industry and government leaders. christian.guttmann@nordicAIinstitute.com. Global and Northern Europe.
Dr. Anand Rao is a Principal and Global Head of AI at PwC in New York, United States of America. He has over 24 years of industry and consulting experience, helping senior executives structure, solve and manage critical issues facing their organizations. He has worked extensively on business, technology, and analytics issues across a wide range of industry sectors including Financial Services, Healthcare, Telecommunications, Aerospace & Defense. North America, Europe, Asia and Australia.
Geoff Webb is Professor of Computer Science at Monash University, Founder and Director of Data Mining software development and consultancy company G. I. Webb and Associates, and former Editor-in-Chief of the journal Data Mining and Knowledge Discovery. Before joining Monash University he was on the faculty at Griffith University from 1986 to 1988 and then at Deakin University from 1988 to 2002. Australia and Asia.
Dr. Benjamin Hirsch is a Chief Researcher at the Etisalat British Telecom Innovation Centre in the United Arab Emirates, currently leading the area of intelligent care. He received a Master of Science in Artificial Intelligence from the University of Amsterdam in 2001 and a PhD in Computer Science from University of Liverpool in 2005. He was nominated for the distinguished dissertation award of the British Computer Society and Conference of Professors and Heads of Computing in 2006. Middle East and Europe.
Prof. Milind Tambe is Helen N. and Emmett H. Jones Professor in Engineering at the University of Southern California (USC) in the United States of America. He is also the Founding Co-Director of CAIS, the USC Center for Artificial Intelligence in Society, where his research focuses on advancing AI and multiagent systems research for Social Good. He is a fellow of AAAI and ACM, as well as recipient of the IJCAI John McCarthy Award, ACM/SIGAI Autonomous Agents Research Award, Christopher Columbus Fellowship Foundation Homeland security award, INFORMS Wagner prize in Operations Research, Rist Prize of the Military Operations Research Society, IBM Faculty Award, Okawa foundation award, RoboCup scientific challenge award, and other awards including the Orange County Engineering Council Outstanding Project Achievement Award, USC Associates award for creativity in research and USC Viterbi use-inspired research award. North America, Europe and Asia.
Dr. Freddy Lecue is a research manager and principal scientist in Artificial Intelligence (AI) at Accenture Technology Labs - Ireland. Before joining the new research lab of Accenture dedicated to Artificial Intelligence, he was a research scientist and lead investigator in large scale reasoning systems at IBM Research - Ireland. He received his PhD from École des Mines de Saint-Etienne (France). His thesis was sponsored by Orange Labs and was awarded by the French Association in Artificial Intelligence. Europe and Northern America.
Professor Michael Georgeff is Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Precedence Health Care and Professor in the Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences at Monash University. He was also the director of the Australian Artificial Intelligence Institute for over 10 years funded by the the Australian Government, the Stanford Research Institute and British Telecom. Michael has been at the forefront of Artificial Intelligence innovation and commercialisation for over 30 years. He pioneered software agent technology, creating a new paradigm for the way computational systems are built and operated. Australia, Asia, and Europe.