Aram Galstyan, Ph.D.

Director, Artificial Intelligence

Aram Galstyan leads ISI’s Artificial Intelligence division. He is also a research director for ISI’s Data Science and Machine Learning group and a research associate professor in the USC Viterbi School of Engineering's Computer Science Department.

Galstyan’s work focuses on various problems at the intersection of machine learning, information theory and statistical physics. His research includes both theoretical effort and more application-oriented work that describe various real-world phenomena, with applications in computational social sciences, forecasting, and bioinformatics. His work has appeared in top venues in machine learning and artificial intelligence research. 

His research has been supported by numerous agencies, including the National Science Foundation (NSF), National Institutes of Health (NIH), Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Agency (IARPA) and the Army Research Office (ARO). 

He earned his BS in physics from Yerevan State University, Armenia, and his PhD in theoretical condensed matter physics from the University of Utah.