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Kristian HammondProfessor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science


Kristian Hammond is a professor of computer science at Northwestern, and cofounder of the artificial intelligence company Narrative Science. He has spent most of his career focused on making machines smarter. In this work, Kris’ goal has been to humanize computers, so as to stop the process of mechanizing people. He believes that a crucial part of this humanization involves teaching machines how to communicate with us. Most recently, Hammond became faculty lead of Northwestern’s CS+X initiative and has been looking at ways in which computers and computational thinking can be used to transform the law, medicine, and the nature of education. His mission is to integrate the best of Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence into all aspects of our lives.


PhD, Computer Science, Yale University, New Haven, CT

MS, Computer Science, Yale University, New Haven, CT

BS, Philosophy, Yale University, New Haven, CT

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