Google executive to explore history of artificial intelligence, machine learning

March 20, 2019

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Penn State alumnus Jay Yonamine, head of data science and global patents at Google, will deliver a lecture titled “A History of Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning” at 11:15 a.m. on Friday, March 29, in Paterno Library’s Foster Auditorium. The event is free and open to the public.

Yonamine, who earned a master's degree and a doctorate in political science from Penn State in 2011 and 2013, respectively, is widely recognized as one of the pioneers and thought leaders in the data science field. He is at the forefront of efforts to use “big data” to make policy decisions and at balancing human experience and big data to achieve optimal results.

Prior to joining Google, Yonamine held data science and product management positions for assorted legal, insurance and social media companies. He also has consulted for various e-commerce organizations and government agencies, including the U.S. Department of Defense and the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency.

In addition to his master’s and doctoral degrees from Penn State, Yonamine holds a bachelor’s degree in political science from Middlebury College. He is a 2019 recipient of the Penn State Alumni Achievement Award, which recognizes alumni 35 years of age and younger for their extraordinary professional accomplishments.

  • Jay Yonamine PSU Visit

    Jay Yonamine, head of data science and global patents at Google, will speak at Penn State on March 29.

    IMAGE: Courtesty of Penn State Political Science Department

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Last Updated April 24, 2019