Professor Lawrence Carin is the James L. Meriam Distinguished Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Duke, where he also serves as the Vice Provost for Research. He is one of the most prolific authors in the world in the fields of machine learning and artificial intelligence, regularly publishing in the most competitive forums. He has taught at Duke for over 23 years, and has published nearly 400 peer-reviewed papers. He is also the Chief Scientist at a machine learning startup, Infinia ML.