Bistra Dilkina is the associate director for the USC Center on AI in Society and an assistant professor of computer science at the University of Southern California. She has worked on artificial intelligence for more than 15 years, and has made major contributions to its ability to inform biodiversity conservation efforts. Bistra works closely with interdisciplinary scientists, domain experts, and stakeholders related to biodiversity, spanning topics such as reserve design, wildlife corridors and fighting illegal wildlife poaching. Her work on artificial intelligence and sustainability has been recognized by an Okawa Foundation Research Award, a Certificate of Appreciation from the SMART Consortium, and the UN Data for Climate Action Challenge Award in Climate Adaptation.
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