UCSB Alumna Saiph Savage Named 2020 Keynote Speaker at NeurIPS

By Natalia Diaz Amabilis, PR Assistant

Saiph Savage, a UCSB Alumna, has been named as one of the 2020 keynote speakers at The Neural Information Processing Systems Foundation’s (NeurIPS) annual conference. NeurIPS is a non-profit corporation whose purpose is to foster the sharing of research on neural information processing systems in their biological, technological, mathematical, and theoretical aspects. Neural information processing is a field which benefits from a combined view of biological, physical, mathematical, and computational sciences. NeurIPS features keynote presentations by experts in relevant research areas.

Saiph currently directs the Human Computer Interaction Lab at WVU and was highlighted as one of 35 Innovators under 35 by the MIT Technology Review. Saiph’s research brings together the areas of Crowdsourcing, Social Computing, and Machine Learning, developing technologies to fight disinformation and help gig workers access better jobs. Congratulations Saiph, UCSB is delighted to see your accomplishments and contributions to research!