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Deb Roy

Chief Media Scientist, Twitter
Associate Professor, MIT

Deb Roy is chief media scientist of Twitter and a tenured professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. In 2008 he cofounded and became CEO of Bluefin Labs, a social TV analytics company, which MIT Technology Review named one of the 50 most innovative companies of 2012; it was acquired by Twitter in 2013. At MIT Deb conducts research on language, games, and social dynamics at the intersection of artificial intelligence and cognitive psychology. He is an author of over 100 academic papers in machine learning, cognitive modeling, and human-machine interaction, and his TED talk, “Birth of a Word,” has been viewed over 2.5 million times. A native of Canada, Deb received a bachelor of applied science in computer engineering from the University of Waterloo and a PhD in media arts and sciences from MIT. He is @dkroy on Twitter.

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