Andrew Gardner founded and leads the Center for Advanced Machine Learning (CAML) at Symantec, where his team conducts research and development in core machine learning, deep learning and other techniques. His career spans over 20 years across enterprise, clinical and academic settings. Past roles range from software architect to machine learning consultant to chief data scientist. Gardner is an active researcher with more than 20 peer-reviewed papers and a dozen filed patents. He teaches a graduate course in machine learning annually at the Georgia Institute of Technology, and frequently presents technical topics around the country. Gardner received degrees in electrical engineering from the University of Tennessee–Knoxville (BSEE), and the Georgia Institute of Technology (MSEE and Ph.D.).