Dr. Ashwin Ram is Chief Innovation Officer, Augmented Social Cognition, at PARC, where he leads augmented social cognition and healthcare. His team focuses on social computing technologies to augment human cognition in a variety of application areas, including health and wellness. His research expertise includes artificial intelligence and cognitive science—spanning natural language processing, case-based reasoning, machine learning, educational technology, social media, and AI applications.
Previously, he was Associate Professor in the College of Computing at Georgia Tech and director of the Cognitive Computing Lab. He is a co-founder of OpenStudy.com, an online social learning network for students.
Dr. Ram specializes in connecting research to technology innovation and business strategy. He has co-founded four startups: Inquus (OpenStudy), an online social learning network for students and faculty; Enkia (acquired by Sentiment360), which developed Artificial Intelligence software for social media applications; Cobot Health, a social network for healthcare information; and Ardext, which provided software for testing electronic components and systems.
He is a closet anthropologist and loves travel, people and culture.
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