Dan Ventura is a Professor in the Computer Science Department at Brigham Young University. Prior to joining the faculty at BYU, he was a member of the Information Sciences and Technology division of the Applied Research Laboratory and a member of the Graduate Faculty of Computer Science and Engineering at Penn State University. Dan has also spent time in industry as a Research Scientist with fonix corporation, working on the development of state-of-the-art technology for large vocabulary continuous speech recognition. His research focuses on creating artificial intelligent systems that incorporate robustness, adaptation and creativity in their approaches to problem solving and incorporates neural models, machine learning techniques, and evolutionary computation. CV
After receiving bachelor's degrees in Bioinformatics (B.S.) and Italian (B.A.) from Brigham Young University (BYU), Paul completed a master's degree in Computer Science (CS) at BYU studying heterozygous genome assembly algorithms. He is currently pursuing a PhD in CS at BYU emphasizing in machine learning and computational creativity. His research melds his passion for computer science with his fascination with music theory and composition. Paul plays several instruments including piano and guitar and was a member of BYU's 9-man internationally-renowned a cappella group Vocal Point for three years.
Really cool, fun guy.
University of Montana
Lawrence Livermore National Labs?
Sandia National Labs
BYU Computer Science