ISI Directory

Aram Galstyan, Ph.D

Research Adjunct Associate Professor


Ph.D., Physics, University of Utah
B.S., Physics, Yerevan State University, Armenia


Aram Galstyan is the director of the Artificial Intelligence Division at USC's Information Sciences Institute. 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 AI research.

Galstyan's research has been supported by numerous agencies, including Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Agency (IARPA), National Science Foundation (NSF), National Institutes of Health (NIH),  and the Army Research Office (ARO). He is currently the PI for DARPA's Learning with Less Labels (LwLL) and IARPA’s Hybrid Forecasting Competition programs.

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