Neil Gaikwad

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RESEARCH

Neil Gaikwad is an inventor and a TEDx Speaker. He conducts research at the intersection of interactive machine learning, earth observation satellites,  human-centered design, and economics (game theory, computational social choice, etc.)― with an emphasis on design and engineering of human-AI powered socio-technical systems 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. This research has a wide range of applications in human-centered AI, gig economy design, the future of creative work, crisis response, urban planning, and financial inclusion.

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 molecule… View full description

Web Neil S. Gaikwad 
Tweeter neilsgaikwad 

RESEARCH

Neil Gaikwad is an inventor and a TEDx Speaker. He conducts research at the intersection of interactive machine learning, earth observation satellites,  human-centered design, and economics (game theory, computational social choice, etc.)― with an emphasis on design and engineering of human-AI powered socio-technical systems 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. This research has a wide range of applications in human-centered AI, gig economy design, the future of creative work, crisis response, urban planning, and financial inclusion.

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 is a photographer and a guitarist. He talks about climate change through the lens of his camera and portfolio, Explore the Planet Earth. His work has been featured on National Geographic. Neil's research draws a lot of inspiration from a sportsman's resilience and team dynamics.