Cornell Tech takes on former Yahoo chief scientist

Artificial intelligence pioneer Ron Brachman has been named Director of the Jacobs Technion-Cornell Institute in NYC. Ron Brachman, the new Director of the Joan & Irwin Jacobs Technion-Cornell Institute.(Photo: PROVIDED PHOTO) Cornell Tech has added a high-profile name to its venerable computer science faculty as it looks toward the 2017 opening of its Roosevelt Island campus. Ron Brachman, an internationally recognized authority on artificial intelligence — whose projects include Cognitive Systems research under Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency for the U.S. Department of Defense and the development of the technology behind Siri — has been named as the new Director of the Joan & Irwin Jacobs Technion-Cornell Institute, an academic partnership formed between Cornell and the Technion — also known as the Israel Institute of Technology — in 2010, tasked…


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