Team – Maya

Maya Ackerman, PhD.


Dr. Ackerman is a leading world expert in generative AI, who published 50 peer-reviewed research papers. A pioneer in the space, Ackerman has been researching generative AI models for text, music and art since 2014.  Dr. Ackerman was an early advocate for human-centered generative AI, bringing awareness to the power of AI to profoundly elevate human creativity.  Ackerman’s research has been cited in over 1200 publications. 

Named “Woman of Influence” by the Silicon Valley Business Journal, interviews with Dr. Ackerman appear on NBC News, New Scientist, NPR,, SiriusXM and international television stations across the globe. 

Dr. Ackerman is a member of the Steering Committee of the Association on Computational Creativity and been on the program and reviewing committees of twenty different AI journals and conferences. A sought-after speaker, she appeared on many top stages, including the United Nations, IBM Research, Microsoft and Stanford University. 

Dr. Ackerman is the recipient of awards from the Association of Computational Creativity, Office of Naval Research, Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada and more.  Dr. Ackerman earned her PhD in Computer Science from the University of Waterloo, and held Postdoctoral Fellowships at Caltech and UC San Diego.

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