Chief Scientist and SVP of Artificial Intelligence
Alma Mater: Columbia University
Alejandro (Alex) Jaimes is Chief Scientist & SVP of AI at Dataminr. Alex is a leader in AI, and as an engineering executive and scientist, he has built and led AI teams at large companies such as Yahoo and at several startups.
He has more than fifteen years of international experience in research and product impact at scale in the USA, Japan, Chile, Switzerland, Spain, and South Korea. He has been a professor and has more than one hundred patents and publications in top tier conferences and journals in diverse topics related to AI. His work has received more than seven thousand citations and he has been featured widely in the press. He has given more than one hundred talks at top academic and industry conferences.
Alejandro is a mentor at Endeavor and Techstars, a member of the advisory board of Digital Divide Data, and was an early voice in human-centered AI (computing). He is one of ten experts in the Colombian government’s Artificial Intelligence Expert Mission, which will evaluate and produce concrete recommendations to implement an AI policy. Colombia’s AI Expert Mission is one of the first of its kind in the region, and one of the first to focus on developing measures for the development of education and employment policies for the fourth industrial revolution. Alex is an active member of the research community.
He holds a Ph.D. and an M.S. from Columbia University.