Neil Gaikwad

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Arts: Explore the Planet Earth 

RESEARCH

Neil Gaikwad is a TEDx Speaker and an AI researcher, artist, and athlete. He conducts research at the intersection of interactive machine learning, community-centered design, and economics (game theory, collective social choice)— with an emphasis on design and engineering of human-AI powered sociotechnical systems, such as just markets and institutions, for sustainable development.

Neil's work has been published in top-tier artificial intelligence and human-computer interaction conferences (AAAI, ACM UIST, ACM CSCW) and a scientific journal (PNAS), and featured in The New York Times, Bloomberg, WIRED, and The Wall Street Journal.

Neil is one of the principal creators of Daemo, a self-governed crowdsourcing marketplace. He was also one of the principal creators and founding members of EteRNA, a crowdcomputing game that harnesses human creativity with machine learning to help invent RNA molecules and medicine. EteRNA has reached over 100,000 citizen scientists across the world and was featured in We… View full description

Web Neil S. Gaikwad 
Twitter  neilsgaikwad 
Arts: Explore the Planet Earth 

RESEARCH

Neil Gaikwad is a TEDx Speaker and an AI researcher, artist, and athlete. He conducts research at the intersection of interactive machine learning, community-centered design, and economics (game theory, collective social choice)— with an emphasis on design and engineering of human-AI powered sociotechnical systems, such as just markets and institutions, for sustainable development.

Neil's work has been published in top-tier artificial intelligence and human-computer interaction conferences (AAAI, ACM UIST, ACM CSCW) and a scientific journal (PNAS), and featured in The New York Times, Bloomberg, WIRED, and The Wall Street Journal.

Neil is one of the principal creators of Daemo, a self-governed crowdsourcing marketplace. He was also one of the principal creators and founding members of EteRNA, a crowdcomputing game that harnesses human creativity with machine learning to help invent RNA molecules and medicine. EteRNA has reached over 100,000 citizen scientists across the world and was featured in Werner Herzog's film "Lo And Behold: Reveries of the Connected World"

One of the major missions of his life is to democratize the STEM opportunities for people across the globe. In this pursuit, he transitioned from quantitative finance industry (Wall Street) to academia. Neil has received the Graduate Teaching Award, presented to a faculty member or a teaching assistant for excellence in teaching at MIT.

ARTS, MUSIC, SPORTS 

Neil's research draws a lot of inspiration from a sportsman's resilience and team dynamics.  He is also a practicing photographer and guitarist. Through a lens of his camera, he showcases how human societies and cultures evolve along the side of beautiful places such as glaciers in Alaska, temples in Japan, desert of white sands, mountains in the Western Ghats of India, etc.  Some of this work has been featured on National Geographic