AI: towards Ambient Intelligence by Professor Yossi Matias and Anand Rangarajan

Location: CSA Seminar Hall (Room No. 254, First Floor)

Department of Computer Science and Automation
Department Seminar

Speaker : 1. Professor Yossi Matias
Tel Aviv University and Google Israel Research and Engineering,

2. Anand Rangarajan
Google Research, Bangalore

Title : AI: towards Ambient Intelligence

Date : Tuesday, August 06, 2019

Time : 4:00 PM

Venue : CSA Seminar Hall (Room No. 254, First Floor)

Biography of the speaker

1. Yossi is Vice President, Engineering, at Google. He is leading efforts in Search (Google Autocomplete, Search Live Results, Google Trends, Search Console), Conversational AI (Google Duplex, Call  Screen, Listening to the web), and other Research initiatives (from foundations to applications in Health). He is the global lead of Crisis Response (SOS Alerts, Public Alerts, Flood Forecasting), and is on  the steering committee for the AI for Social Good initiative.
Yossi is the founding Head of Google’s R&D Center in Israel (which he grew to over 1000 on staff). He is also the founding executive lead of Google for Startup Campus Tel Aviv, and of Launchpad and other global entrepreneurship programs. In addition to his experience as an executive and entrepreneur, Yossi has a rich record of scientific research as a Computer Science professor at Tel Aviv University, and previously a Research Scientist at Bell Labs and visiting professor at Stanford. He published extensively, has dozens of patents on his name, and pioneered some of the early technologies for the  effective analysis of big data, internet privacy, and contextual search. Yossi is a recipient of the Godel Prize and is an ACM Fellow.

2. Anand is the Site Lead for Google Bangalore, and an Engineering Director in Search. He joined Google in California in 2008 and worked in Enterprise, Gmail Ads and YouTube in Mountain View before moving to Bangalore in Aug 2013. In prior life, he has invested ~10 years in designing, coding, and managing teams working in various aspects of Computer Networking. He fondly remembers the day when his startup Sahasra Networks was acquired by Cypress Semiconductor. He treasures the company of his B.Tech classmates from IIT Madras and Masters friends from Stanford University. He enjoys playing chess, running, word puzzles, sanskrit and listening to indian  classical music. His cofounder and he enjoy nurturing their 2 startups aged 11 and 8.

Host Faculty : Prof. Shalabh Bhatnagar


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