Catherine is passionate about helping companies get business value from artificial intelligence and emerging technologies. She’s a visiting scientist at MIT. Dr. Havasi is best known for her work alongside Dr. Marvin Minsky at MIT to create the Open Mind Common Sense Project, now known as ConceptNet, which is one of the largest common sense knowledge bases in the world. She has also served as the director of the Digital Intuition Group at the MIT Media Lab.
Dr. Havasi has co-founded and led multiple AI-focused entities, including Luminoso Technologies, where she served as CEO for seven years. Catherine is also a speaker and thought leader in artificial intelligence. In recent years, she has been named by Fast Company as one of the ‘100 Most Creative People in Business’ as well as one of Boston Business Journal’s ’40 Under 40.” She holds a PhD in Computer Science from Brandeis University and a MEng in Computer Science and Computer Engineering from MIT.