Anima Anandkumar

Bren Professor of Computing at California Institute of Technology & Former Director of Machine Learning at NVIDIA

  • Part of the World Economic Forum’s Expert Network
  • Co-Founder of Caltech’s AI for Science Initiative
  • LinkedIn Top Voice
  • IEEE Fellowship
  • Alfred. P. Sloan Fellowship
  • NSF Career Award winner
  • Faculty fellowships from Microsoft, Google, Facebook, and Adobe

When Anima Anandkumar is booked for events, they are known to discuss the following speaking topics:

Empowering Women
Futurism Technology
Diversity in Technology
Machine Learning
Can Artificial Intelligence be Conscious too?

Anima Anandkumar is a distinguished AI researcher and the Bren Professor of Computing at the California Institute of Technology. Renowned for her pioneering work in artificial intelligence and machine learning, Anima has made significant contributions to the development of advanced AI algorithms and deep learning techniques. Her extensive academic background and practical experience in the tech industry make her a prominent figure in the field.

Anima began her impressive career by earning a Ph.D. from Cornell University, followed by a postdoctoral fellowship at MIT. Her innovative research quickly garnered attention, leading to faculty positions at prestigious institutions such as UC Irvine. She also held a pivotal role as a Principal Scientist at Amazon Web Services, where she developed large-scale machine learning solutions. Anima’s expertise was further recognised by NVIDIA, where she served as the Senior Director of AI Research before assuming her current role at Caltech.

Throughout her career, Anima has been honoured with numerous awards, including the IEEE fellowship, Alfred P. Sloan fellowship, and the ACM Gordon Bell Prize. Her ground breaking work spans various applications, from AI-driven weather forecasting and drug discovery to engineering design. Notably, she co-founded Caltech’s AI for Science initiative and is an advisor to the Presidential Council on AI in Science. Anima’s contributions extend beyond academia, impacting real-world problems with innovative AI solutions.

As a motivational speaker, Anima excels in making complex AI concepts accessible and engaging to diverse audiences. She addresses critical issues such as the future of AI, ethical considerations, and the social impact of technological advancements. Anima’s talks often highlight diversity and empowerment, particularly for women in technology, reflecting her commitment to fostering an inclusive tech community. Her ability to tailor presentations to meet the specific needs of her audience, combined with her profound knowledge and experience, makes her a highly sought-after speaker.

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