Degree(s): Systems and Computer Science, Computer Science
Undergraduate Institution: Howard University (HBCU)
Graduate Institution: Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Photo Credit: Tapia Celebration of Diversity in Computing
Dr. Joel W. Branch is Vice President of AI Development at Lucd, Inc., where he oversees the development of capabilities for streamlined AI solutions for large-scale distributed computing and big data enterprise platforms. Prior to this, he was a manager in the Advanced Technology Group at ESPN, where he worked on predictive analytics for sports data and media. Prior to ESPN, Dr. Branch was a Research Staff Member at the IBM T.J. Watson Research Center. He has also served as an adjunct professor at both NYU Polytechnic Institute and Columbia University. Dr. Branch’s research has resulted in over 20 patents and 20 publications.
Fun Fact: Dr. Branch enjoys spending time with his family and perfecting his BBQ skills.