Snehalkumar 'Neil' S. Gaikwad
Neil Gaikwad is a doctoral scholar at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, specializing in human-centered machine learning and social computing for sustainability. He develops human-AI interaction algorithms and social computing mechanisms to study, model, and (re-) design socio-technical systems for sustainable development, analyzing large-scale datasets emerging from social processes, Earth remote sensing satellites, and socio-economic interactions.
Neil is a practicing photographer and progressive rock guitarist. His 2018 exhibition “Beyond the Boundaries” examines the nature’s physical and social processes through the lens of fine-art photography and remote sensing satellites, and inspires innovations in emerging field of Human-centered Artificial Intelligence for Sustainability. The exhibition showcases the complexities of our planet, including 3,000 years old melting glacier landscapes in Alaska, food security and farmers life in the Western Ghats in India, Desserts in New Mexico, through the fine artwork conducted for over a half a decade. It also includes the artwork published in National Geographic.
For more details about Neil Gaikwad and his work please visit Explore the Planet Earth, Neil Gaikwad Photography, and Twitter.