Pros Naval is currently the Dado and Maria Banatao Professor of Artificial Intelligence at the Department of Computer Science, University of the Philippines Diliman, where he teaches courses on Computer Vision, Probabilistic Machine Learning, and Reinforcement Learning. He is the founder and the current Laboratory Head of the Computer Vision and Machine Intelligence Group (CVMIG) of DCS UPD where he leads a group of research students focused on the application of machine learning to solve problems in healthcare, environment, and education. He has authored or coauthored more than 120 articles in journals and conferences. His current research interests include Underwater Computer Vision, Intelligent Control of Underwater Autonomous Vehicles, Swarm Robotics and Computation, and Deep Reinforcement Learning.

Pros is the Founder and Chief Artificial Intelligence Officer of Fish-i Analytics, a university spin-off he launched in 2019 whose mission is to address pressing problems in marine biodiversity preservation by providing AI tools for environmental monitoring, assessment and rehabilitation.

About the Series

As part of the Asian Institute of Management's PhD in Data Science program kick-off, we are organizing a webinar series titled The Science of Data where we have invited leading scientists and rising stars in the fields of Data Science, Artificial Intelligence, Network Science, and Complex Systems.

Our main goal in this series is to spread knowledge and awareness of the rich field of data-driven and empirical science, and to inspire future scientists and young researchers in this part of the world to further invest their time in advancing science through R&D.

The series will run from October through December 2020.