Anima Anandkumar offers that rare combination of leading-edge academic research with equally deep experience in business and practical applications. She specialises in using AI in cloud computing to solve real world problems. Anima tailors each presentation to the needs of her audience.
Anima Anandkumar holds dual positions in academia and industry. She is a Bren professor at Caltech CMS department and a director of machine learning research at NVIDIA. At NVIDIA, she is leading the research group that develops next-generation AI algorithms. At Caltech, she is the co-director of Dolcit and co-leads the AI4science initiative.
Anima is a passionate and dynamic speaker who shares her insights into the world of AI with audiences around the globe.
Anima is a former Principal Scientist at Amazon Web Services (AWS) where she was head of research and development providing enterprises with artificial intelligence tools. Anima is also a champion for enabling AI methods and tools in every part of the cloud and for the kind of progressive, incremental improvements in performance that can make a big difference over time – the same kind of processes with which machines learn. Anima holds the endowed Bren chair at CalTech. She has received numerous awards and honors, including a Microsoft Faculty Fellowship, a Google faculty award, and a number of other research and best paper awards. She has been featured in several documentaries and media articles.