Mauro Martino is Principal Research Scientist at the MIT-IBM Watson AI Lab (Cambridge, MA, USA), a world-leading company in artificial intelligence research.
He holds several patents and has co-authored more than 40 scientific publications. He has created data visualizations for the BBC, Scientific American, The New York Times, The Washington Post, Süddeutsche Zeitung, Der Spiegel, Le Figaro, Corriere della Sera, National Geographic, Popular Science, Wired. A major international artist, his work has been exhibited worldwide in venues such as the Venice Biennale, the Serpentine Gallery in London, the Ludwig Museum in Budapest, GAFTA in San Francisco, the Lincoln Center in New York, the ZKM | Center for Art and Media in Karlsruhe (Germany) and his work is part of the permanent collection of the Ars Electronica Center in Linz.
Martino is also an award-winning designer whose designs received a gold medal at the National Science Foundation’s 2017 Vizzies Visualization Challenge and has won the Webby Award, the Innovation by Design Award (from Fast Company), and the Information is Beautiful Award several times.
His art project AIPortraits (2018/2019) was the first GAN-based generative application to go viral worldwide, with over 8 million unique users per day.
He is also a professor of practice at Northeastern University, where he has been in charge of the Artificial Intelligence for Creativity and Design course for several years.
Every year, he gives workshops and lectures on AI and creativity at various universities, including MIT and Harvard University.