Jimmy Lin

Jimmy Lin

Cheriton Chair, David R. Cheriton School of Computer Science, Co-director at Waterloo AI Institute & CTO, Primal

Waterloo AI Institute


Dr. Jimmy Lin's area of research lies at the intersection between natural language processing and information retrieval. In addition to being one of the most cited artificial intelligence scholars in the world, he has been frequently and deeply engaged with both the private and public sectors throughout his career, including an extended sabbatical at Twitter and visiting positions at the US National Library of Medicine (NLM), part of the National Institutes for Health (NIH). He presently serves as the Chief Technology Officer of Primal, a Waterloo-based AI company focused on creating meaning that computers can understand. Lin holds a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from MIT and is a fellow of the ACM.

Speaker on

How to disrupt your industry using Generative AI

Conference Technology & Application
10/18/2023 | 14:20 - 14:50 | Expo Stage (Exhibition area)