Catherine Havasi is an American scientist who specializes in artificial intelligence, previously holding a research post at MIT Media Lab, where she started the project that created the AI resource ConceptNet. Bridging the gap between artificial intelligence and business, she co-founded the analytics company Luminoso and ran it for eight years. She is currently Chief of Innovation and Technology Strategy at Babel Street, the world’s leading AI-enabled data-to-knowledge platform. She was named among Boston Business Journal’s “40 Under 40”, of business and civic leaders making a major impact in their respective fields in 2014. Fast Company included her in its “100 Most Creative People in Business 2015″ listing. She is co-author on seven peer-reviewed journal articles on AI and language, and many peer-reviewed major conference presentations. Catherine received her S.B. and M.Eng from MIT and her Ph.D. in Computer Science from Brandeis University.
Catherine is an alumnus of the Science Talent Search 1999 and the International Science and Engineering Fair 1996, 1998 and 1999.