Dr. Brian Ruttenberg is a Principal Scientist at NextDroid, a Boston-based robotics company that delivers novel and cost-effective autonomous solutions for terrestrial and maritime domains. Dr. Ruttenberg's recent work with NextDroid focuses on quantitative and qualitative validation of advanced driver-assistance systems, ensuring that the behavior of these autonomous systems can be explained and justified before their real-world deployment.
Prior to NextDroid, Dr. Ruttenberg was a Senior Scientist at Charles River Analytics (CRA) in Cambridge, MA, where he was the Principal Investigator for CRA’s effort on DARPA’s Explainable AI (XAI) program. On that effort, Dr. Ruttenberg and his team applied causal learning and computational narratives to explain the operation of deep neural networks and deep reinforcement learning. In addition, Dr. Ruttenberg has led or participated in numerous AI- and ML-focused DARPA programs that involved probabilistic reasoning, probabilistic programming, relational learning, and decision-making. Prior to joining CRA, he designed graphics and memory systems for Intel and Qualcomm Corporations.
Dr. Ruttenberg holds a B.S.E. in computer engineering from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor and a Ph.D. in computer science from the University of California, Santa Barbara.
Speaker at Advancing Analytics 2018