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Nir Shavit

Neural Magic

Nir Shavit is the CEO of Neural Magic, a machine learning startup that is currently in stealth mode, and is a professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at MIT. Shavit is a co-author of the book The Art of Multiprocessor Programming, is a recipient of the 2004 Gödel Prize in theoretical computer science and of the 2012 Dijkstra Prize in Distributed Computing, and is an ACM fellow. His recent interests include systems issues in machine learning and techniques for understanding how neural tissue computes by extracting connectivity maps of neural tissue, a field called connectomics.

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