Hi, I'm Dan Lahav, the co-founder & CEO of Pattern Labs an organization dedicated to protecting advanced technology. I also work with RAND on security and lecture at Tel Aviv University, where I've done grad Computer Science & Bioinformatics research. As part of my research pursuits, I occasionally collaborate with the Paul Allen Institute for Artificial Intelligence (AI2), and until recently, I worked at IBM AI Research.
My interest is mostly in AI, Infosec, Bioinformatics, Decision Making via Informal Logic, Argumentation Theory, as well as Ethics & Philanthropy. You can see some of my research here and the courses I have created here. I am especially interested in projects that are in the intersection between high-end research, technology and social impact.
I am an author of a paper that was on the cover of Nature, have received IBM's "Outstanding Technical Achievement Award", was one of the first employees in a start-up that was acquired by Google, managed several large software projects, co-created popular academic courses, have received TAU's "Outstanding Lecturer Award", was a nominee for a medal of distinction awarded by the President of Israel, and the recipient of multiple other recognitions in science, entrepreneurship and for-good work.
In 2018, I was crowned Best Speaker of the world at the World Universities Debating Championship where I hold the all-time personal ranking record for a non-native English speaker. I achieved over a 100 further debate & critical thinking accolades, led several big international academic events in these fields that spanned over 65 countries, and worked on Project Debater - the first AI system that can debate humans on complex topics.
You can contact me here, for speaking engagements, advisory requests or otherwise.