Dr. Bruce PorterChief Science Officer

    A two-time Chair of the University of Texas Computer Science Department, Dr. Bruce Porter serves as SparkCognition’s Chief Science Officer, where he leads the company’s many R&D initiatives.


    Currently, as University Professor, Dr. Porter research focuses on machine reading, a technology that holds tremendous potential for capturing knowledge for automated inference, question answering, explanation generation, and other AI capabilities.


    Dr. Porter also directs UT’s Knowledge Systems Research Group, an AI organization with the goal to develop methods to build knowledgeable computers. He has won the Best Paper Award at the National Conference on Artificial Intelligence, the College of Natural Sciences Teaching Excellence Award, the National Science Foundation’s Presidential Young Investigator Award, and the President’s Associates Teaching Excellence Award.


    Selected Awards & Honors:

    • Best Paper Award, National Conference on Artificial Intelligence (AAAI)
    • Recipient of the President’s Associates Teaching Excellence Award by the University of Texas at Austin
    • Recipient of a Presidential Young Investigator Award by the National Science Foundation
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