September 28, 2023

MSOE names endowed chair in synthetic intelligence because of $2.5 million reward

Jeremy Kedziora. Photograph courtesy of MSOE.

Milwaukee College of Engineering has created a brand new synthetic intelligence-focused function inside the college following a $2.5 million reward from New Berlin-based Pieper Electrical Inc. and the PPC Basis Inc.

MSOE has named Jeremy Kedziora, Ph.D., the PieperPower Endowed Chair in Synthetic Intelligence. The chair will assist set up a worldwide collaboration that can tackle the societal challenges and alternatives introduced forth by the widespread use and growing energy of synthetic intelligence. This new function on the college will additional place MSOE on the forefront of synthetic intelligence schooling and subsequent technology applied sciences.

Kedziora is an award-winning researcher and scientist with 17 years of expertise creating new strategies in machine studying, Bayesian inference and recreation concept.

He beforehand served as director of information science and analytics at Northwestern Mutual, the place he managed the event of machine studying and modeling efforts centered on cybersecurity. He additionally led product improvement at monetary tech startup Large Oak, the place he centered on pure language processing. Kedziora labored for the Central Intelligence Company for 9 years as a chief methodologist the place he led utilized analysis and improvement efforts in knowledge science and modeling.

“Synthetic intelligence and machine studying are a part of on a regular basis life at dwelling and work. Companies and industries—from manufacturing to well being care and every little thing in between—are utilizing them to unravel issues, enhance efficiencies and invent new merchandise,” stated Dr. John Walz, MSOE president. “We’re excited to welcome Dr. Jeremy Kedziora as MSOE’s first PieperPower Endowed Chair in Synthetic Intelligence. With MSOE as an academic chief on this house, it’s crucial that our college students are ready to develop and advance AI and machine studying applied sciences whereas on the similar time implementing them in a accountable and moral method.”

Kedziora will maintain a full-time college place within the electrical engineering and laptop science division at MSOE and pursue analysis advancing the interplay of synthetic intelligence with people and its potential impacts on society.

“I look ahead to giving all that I can to maximise the MSOE pupil expertise and share my ardour for constructing the very best machine studying and AI expertise with new generations of burgeoning technologists,” stated Kedziora. “Past that, I’m excited concerning the tech neighborhood in southeastern Wisconsin and am wanting to contribute to reinforcing and increasing MSOE as a serious level of engagement for tech in Milwaukee.”