Artificial Intelligence Authority Named Technion-Cornell Institute Director

Cornell Tech announced that Ron Brachman — an internationally renowned authority on artificial intelligence — has been appointed the new Director of the Joan and Irwin Jacobs Technion-Cornell Institute.The institute represents a partnership between Cornell and the Technion Israel-Institute of Technology, aiming to “mov[e] beyond traditional structures of academia to offer a global perspective” to students, according to the University. “Ron’s expertise creating and leading high level research teams and his work developing successful new initiatives at top industry and government organizations makes him the perfect choice to grow the Institute,” said Adam Shwartz, the outgoing Director of the Jacobs Technion-Cornell Institute. Leaderboard 1 Brachman has held several executive positions at Yahoo since joining its staff in 2012, serving for a time both as Chief Scientist and Head of Yahoo…


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