Dr. Deb Roy Co-Founded, Bluefin Labs and served as Chief Scientist & Chairman. Dr. Deb Roy served as Chief Media Scientist at Twitter. He has over 20 years of research experience in cognitive science, machine learning, and human-machine collaboration combined with a long history of transitioning research concepts into practical use. He is a tenured member of the MIT faculty where he pioneered research on understanding and modeling human communication using big data. A frequent speaker at industry and academic events, Roy's talks range from keynotes at academic conferences to running strategy sessions for senior industry executives to a TED talk that has garnered millions of views. A native of Canada, he received his bachelor of computer engineering from the University of Waterloo and his PhD in cognitive science from MIT.