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Joel Branch, PH.D., joins Lucd

Leading business focused AI Architect joins AI Company’s team to streamline deep learning solution development.

Nashville, Tennessee, February 14, 2018 – Lucd, who unleashes AI, empowering decisions and innovation, announces Dr. Joel Branch has joined the team. Lucd’s strong experience and differentiating innovation is needed for businesses to drive value in the nascent artificial intelligence and machine learning space. Lucd is launching an AI Analytics/End to End Big Data Management platform that can be used to identify trends, support decisions and stimulate innovation. The product is available as a cloud service or on premises deployment.

Joel Branch, Ph.D, an expert in AI architecture and solving business problems for large scale distributed computing and big data enterprise using cutting-edge, research-oriented, dataanalytic solutions. Previously, Dr. Branch was a manager in the Advanced Technology Group at ESPN, where his focuses included predictive personalization, semantic topic analysis, and image analysis for sports and fan analytics. Prior to ESPN, he was a Research Staff Member at the IBM T.J. Watson Research Center where he investigated a range of challenges in enterprise computing, including business application discovery and failure prediction, log-based system transaction modeling, and resource management for wireless sensor networks. Dr. Branch has served as adjunct professors at both NYU Polytechnic Institute and Columbia University in New York, NY. Dr. Branch’s research has resulted in over 20 patents and over 20 publications. Dr. Branch received his B.S. in Systems and Computer Science from Howard University and his Ph.D. in Computer Science from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute for which he was awarded the Robert McNaughton Award for excellent thesis research.

“I am especially passionate about pursuing relevant innovations for future use cases while contributing to energetic collaboration and organizational growth in the workplace”, said Dr. Branch.

Dr. Branch is also very active in the promotion of diversity in the STEM community and frequently participates in the CRA organization and Tapia conferences where he is a program chair (http://tapiaconference.org/about/committees/joel-branch).

“We believe everyone should have access to the benefits of powerful AI tools, Dr. Branch is going to play a critical role in Lucd’s ability to do just that”, said Russ Blattner, CEO, Lucd

About Lucd

Lucd develops pioneering capabilities in AI, Big Data, Data Fusion and Machine Learning. Lucd leverages these capabilities to deliver to the needs of AI innovators that are transforming business and public-sector organizations. For more information visit lucd.ai.


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