CSAIL Alliances Lunch & Learn with FeatureX

Speaker: Gil Syswerda, Founder and CTO , FeatureX

Date: Wednesday, February 01, 2017

Time: 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM Note: all times are in the Eastern Time Zone

Public: Yes

Location: Patil/Kiva Conference Room, Room G449

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Contact: Philip Arsenault, pmarsena@mit.edu

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Gil Syswerda comes from precocious technical beginnings. Gil built his first computer in middle school, using mechanical relays as logic components, then built a functioning calculator in high school using integrated circuit counters and NAND gates. A few years later, as a computer engineering major at University of Michigan, Gil co-founded his first startup, which provided important first-hand insights into basic business principals. Much to the delight of the hundreds of people he has since advised, Gil’s ambitions in the startup sphere did not end there.

Gil is currently the founder and CTO of FeatureX, which uses computer vision and other machine learning technologies to discover meaningful patterns of economic activity in the world's data. FeatureX is backed by the Tudor Investment Corporation and is leveraging that support to rapidly hire talented research scientists with backgrounds in computer vision and machine learning.

Previously, Gil was founder and CEO of Machine Insight, a firm engaged in machine learning research and development. Machine Insight developed proprietary machine learning technology that finds predictive patterns invisible to other machine learning techniques. Subsequent to Machine Insight, Gil co-founded Percipio Capital Management, a machine learning-based hedge fund that successfully traded in the futures markets. Gil also co-founded Optimax Systems, a successful AI-based scheduling company that optimized production in factories. Gil has a patent on the core combinatorial optimization techniques used by Optimax Systems.

Gil is an angel investor, and an advisor and board member for startups. He is passionate about building new technologies and remains on the cutting edge of machine learning research, consistently bringing creativity into the workplace and inspiring those at FeatureX and Machine Alpha to do the same.

What is the CSAIL Alliances Lunch & Learn?

TheCSAILLunch&Learn is for all MIT grad students and post-docs considering a career in industry.Each speaker presents an industry perspective of a research area and shares their personal journey from academia to industry. Registration is limited to 25 attendees.

Please email L&L@csail.mit.edu for more information.

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Created by Valerie Stephens Email at Friday, January 20, 2017 at 4:32 PM.