Casimir Wierzynski is Senior Director, Office of the CTO, Artificial Intelligence Product Group at Intel. He leads research efforts to identify, synthesize and incubate emerging technologies that will enable the next generation of AI systems. Before joining Intel in 2017, Wierzynski led research teams in neuromorphic computing, learning and AI planning and autonomous robotics at Qualcomm. Prior to Qualcomm, Wierzynski was a vice president at Goldman Sachs, where he traded fixed income and credit derivatives. Wierzynski received his BS and MS in electrical engineering at MIT, completing his master’s thesis at AT&T Bell Labs, and a BA in mathematics at Cambridge University as a British Marshall Scholar. Driven by his passion for AI, Wierzynski left finance to receive his Ph.D. at Caltech in computation and neural systems.