Deb Roy has over 20 years of research experience in cognitive science, machine learning, and human-machine collaboration combined with a long history of transitioning research concepts into practical use. He is a tenured member of the MIT faculty where he pioneered research on understanding and modeling human communication using big data.
Roy is a frequent speaker at industry and academic events and his talks range from keynotes at academic conferences to running strategy sessions for senior industry executives. He has also been a presenter for TED talk which garnered millions of views. A native of Canada, he received his bachelor of computer engineering from the University of Waterloo and his PhD in cognitive science from MIT.