ASSISTANT PROFESSOR, CARNEGIE MELON UNIVERSITY
Dr. Adrien Treuille has been VP of simulation at Zoox, ran a Google X project in artificial intelligence, and was an Assistant Professor of Computer Science and Robotics at Carnegie Mellon University.
He is the co-creator of Foldit and Eterna, crowdsourcing platforms which have enabled over a million computer gamers to help solve real scientific problems. He has given invited talks around the world, including to the President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology, and has won numerous scientific awards, including the MIT TR35.
In 2013, a PBS/NOVA-produced documentary segment about Dr. Treuille’s life won the AAAS Kavli Award (the “Pulitzer Prize of scientific journalism”). In 2016, he was featured in Lo and Behold, a Werner Hertzog documentary about the Internet.