Maya Ackerman, PhD.


Dr. Ackerman is a globally renowned expert in the field of generative AI and the CEO/co-founder of WaveAI. A pioneer in the field, Dr. Ackerman has been researching and developing innovative generative AI models for text, music, and art since 2014, with a focus on harnessing the power of AI to enhance and elevate human creativity. With over 50 peer-reviewed research publications to her name and her work having been cited in over 1200 publications, Dr. Ackerman is an influential figure in the world of AI and Computational Creativity.

In recognition of her work and achievements, Dr. Ackerman has been named a “Woman of Influence” by the Silicon Valley Business Journal and has been featured in numerous media outlets such as NBC News, New Scientist, NPR,, SiriusXM, and international television stations. She is also a member of the Steering Committee of the Association on Computational Creativity and has served on the program and reviewing committees of twenty different AI journals and conferences. A sought-after speaker, Dr. Ackerman has been invited to present at numerous high-profile events and institutions, including the United Nations, IBM Research, Microsoft, and Stanford University.

Dr. Ackerman has received numerous awards and accolades for her work, including from the Association of Computational Creativity, the Office of Naval Research, and the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada. She holds a PhD from the University of Waterloo and has held postdoctoral fellowships at Caltech and UC San Diego.

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