Speaker Bio

Laura Chiticariu

Laura Chiticariu

Chief Architect, Watson Core Language, IBM

Laura Chiticariu is the Chief Architect of Watson Core Language and a Distinguished Engineer at IBM, where she leads the strategy for development of AI technologies for processing natural language. She believes in "Transparent Machine Learning": leveraging machine learning techniques, while ensuring that the system remains transparent - easy to comprehend, debug and enhance.

Previously, Laura was a Researcher in the Scalable Natural Language Processing (NLP) group in IBM Research, where she built and led the transfer of NLP technologies to multiple IBM products and completed multiple customer engagements with Fortune 100 and multi-national organizations.

Laura has been teaching NLP in universities within and outside the U.S., and developed two online courses in the process.

Laura holds a Ph.D. in Computer Science from University of California, Santa Cruz, and a B.S. in Computer Engineering with a major in Automation and Industrial Informatics from Politehnica University of Bucharest. In her spare time, she enjoys introducing kids to computer programming.


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