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Honorary Professor, The University of Queensland

Jeremy Howard is a researcher, entrepreneur, business strategist, developer, and educator. Jeremy is an honorary professor at the University of Queensland, and is a founding researcher at, a research institute dedicated to making deep learning more accessible. Previously he was a Distinguished Research Scientist and the University of San Francisco, and was the founding chair of WAMRI, which provides researchers the opportunity to focus on utilizing artificial intelligence models to advance critical medical research across areas including oncology, cardiology and neurology. He is a member of the World Economic Forum's Global AI Council.

Previously, Jeremy was the founding CEO of Enlitic, which was the first company to apply deep learning to medicine, and was selected as one of the world’s top 50 smartest companies by MIT Tech Review two years running. He was the President and Chief Scientist of the data science platform Kaggle, where he was the top ranked participant in international machine learning competitions 2 years running. He was the founding CEO of two successful Australian startups (FastMail, and Optimal Decisions Group). Before that, he spent 8 years in management consulting, at McKinsey & Co, and AT Kearney.

He is a co-founder of the global Masks4All movement. He has many media appearances, including writing for the Guardian, USA Today, and the Washington Post, appearing on ABC (Good Morning America), MSNBC (Joy Reid), CNN, Fox News, BBC, and was a regular guest on Australia’s highest-rated breakfast news program. His talk on, “The wonderful and terrifying implications of computers that can learn”, has over 2.5 million views.


  • –present
    Researcher in Residence: Medical Data Science, University of San Francisco