Dr. Gissel Velarde

Dr. Gissel Velarde

AI Author and a Professor of Artificial Intelligence

Dr. Gissel Velarde is an AI Author and a Professor of Artificial Intelligence at the International University of Applied Sciences in Germany. She has over 20 years of experience in engineering and computer science. Besides her technical contributions to AI and Data Science Projects, Velarde is interested in understanding the impact of AI in our future. She recognizes the importance of education, human capital, and AI strategies to promote economic growth and better opportunities for everyone. Her research and ideas have been published by Oxford University Press in her book Artificial Era: Predictions, Problems, and Diversity in AI.

She earned a Ph.D. in Computer Science and Engineering from Aalborg University in Denmark in 2017, holds a master’s degree in Electronic Systems and Engineering Management from South Westphalia FH, and holds a Licenciatura’s degree in Systems Engineering from Universidad Católica Boliviana. Velarde develops AI, machine learning algorithms for classification, structural analysis, pattern discovery, and recommendation systems. She received Vodafone Star Awards while leading AI and Data Science projects in the telecommunications sector. Besides, she worked for Moodagent, SONY Computer Science Laboratories, Miebach, and Hansa. As a lecturer at Universidad Privada Boliviana, she received a teaching award for her lecture: Selected Topics in Artificial Intelligence. In 2020, Velarde was named: Notable Woman in the field of research by the International Society of Music Information Retrieval. She was also selected internationally as one of 120 technologists by the Top Women Tech 2019, 2020 & 2022 Summit in Brussels.

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