Ricardo Chavarriaga

CLAIRE Initiative for Excellence in AI

Passionate about responsible development and social implications of technology, Ricardo has more than 12 years of experience in brain-machine interaction, computational neuroscience, and artificial intelligence. His work is focused on the conception of neurotechnologies that allow symbiotic interaction between human and intelligent machines. This is based on better understanding of neural correlates of cognition, development of artificial intelligent devices capable to adapt to their user’s goals, preferences and capabilities, and a user-centered design approach. Highly interested on the translation of emerging technologies onto applications at service of society. He is the Head of the Switzerland Office of the CLAIRE Initiative for excellence in AI and senior researcher at the Zurich University of Applied Sciences (ZHAW). Ricardo is also Chair of the IEEE group on standards for brain-machine interfacing and executive-in-residence at the Geneva Centre for Security Policy. He is Chair of the publications committee of the IEEE Brain Initiative and member of the MIT Technology Review Global Panel. Ricardo has a degree in Electronics Engineering from the Pontificia Universidad Javeriana in Cali, Colombia and a PhD in Computational Neuroscience from the Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) in Switzerland.