Neil Gaikwad

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Web Neil S. Gaikwad 
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Arts: Explore the Planet Earth 

Doctoral student in Artificial Intelligence | MIT Arts Scholars | TEDx Speaker 

RESEARCH

Neil Gaikwad is a doctoral researcher, specializing in human-centered artificial intelligence for socio-economic development. He develops human-AI frameworks to study, model, and (re)design socio-technical systems, analyzing large-scale datasets emerging from human behavior, earth observation sensors, and socio-economic interactions. Neil's research advances human-AI collaboration to tackle wicked problems in market and institution design by harnessing computational, economic, and design thinking. His work is supported by the MIT Quest for Intelligence. 

Neil is one of the co-founders and principal co-creators of Daemo, a self-governed crowdsourcing marketplace, and EteRNA, a crowd-computing game that harnesses human-machine collaboration to help solve computational problems that neither humans nor machines can solve alone. His research has been published in top-tier artificial intelligence and human-computer inte… View full description

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

Doctoral student in Artificial Intelligence | MIT Arts Scholars | TEDx Speaker 

RESEARCH

Neil Gaikwad is a doctoral researcher, specializing in human-centered artificial intelligence for socio-economic development. He develops human-AI frameworks to study, model, and (re)design socio-technical systems, analyzing large-scale datasets emerging from human behavior, earth observation sensors, and socio-economic interactions. Neil's research advances human-AI collaboration to tackle wicked problems in market and institution design by harnessing computational, economic, and design thinking. His work is supported by the MIT Quest for Intelligence. 

Neil is one of the co-founders and principal co-creators of Daemo, a self-governed crowdsourcing marketplace, and EteRNA, a crowd-computing game that harnesses human-machine collaboration to help solve computational problems that neither humans nor machines can solve alone. His research 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. 

One of the major missions of his life is to democratize STEAM opportunities to empower people across the globe. In this pursuit, he transitioned from quantitative finance industry (Wall Street) to MIT. Some of his honors include the MIT Graduate Teaching award, an IJCAI Distinguished Program Committee Member,  the ACM UIST Honorable Mention, and an MIT Arts Scholar. 

ARTS

Neil is a practicing photographer and an MIT arts scholar. His artwork inspires his scientific endeavors. His exhibition Beyond the Boundaries captures the complexities of our planet, including 3,000 years old glacier landscapes, the Western Ghats (Sahyadri) of India, cultures, and pressing societal challenges such as climate change. Neil's photography work has been published in National Geographic. For more information, please visit `Explore the Planet Earth’ on Facebook and Instagram.