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New Speakers announced! The Cultured Meat Symposium is a conference dedicated to cell-cultured meat or cultivated meat technology. Taking place in San Francisco on November 14 and 15th, check out the speaker line up at www.CMS19.com.

Lav Varshney is an assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering, computer science, neuroscience, and industrial engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

He is also chief scientist of Ensaras, Inc. On leave, he is currently a principal research scientist at Salesforce Research, Palo Alto, CA, focusing on AI ethics and AI for social good.

He received the B.S. degree from Cornell University in 2004. He received the S.M., E.E., and Ph.D. degrees from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 2006, 2008, and 2010, where his theses received the E. A. Guillemin Thesis Award and the J.-A. Kong Award Honorable Mention.

He was a research staff member at the IBM Thomas J. Watson Research Center from 2010 until 2013, where he led the design and development of the Chef Watson computational creativity system.

Dr. Varshney serves on the advisory board of the AI XPRIZE. He received the IBM Faculty Award in 2014 and was a finalist for the Bell Labs Prize in 2014 and 2016.

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