Ricardo Vilalta

Professor, Center for STEM

Dr. Ricardo Vilalta is a professor in the Center for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics at the University of Austin. He holds a Master's and Ph.D. in computer science from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; his research focuses on machine learning, statistical theory, artificial intelligence, and astroinformatics. Dr. Vilalta has received several awards, including a Fulbright scholarship, the Invention Achievement Award from IBM, the Best Paper Award at the European Conference on Machine Learning, and the CAREER Award from the National Science Foundation. Before UATX, Dr. Vilalta was a professor of computer science at the University of Houston and a researcher at the IBM T.J. Watson Research Center in New York. Dr. Vilalta has published over a hundred papers on AI, machine learning, and its applications.