Director of Platform Development and AI Architect | Lucd, Inc.
Dr. Joel W. Branch is Director of Platform Development and AI Architect at Lucd, Inc., where he oversees development of capabilities for streamlined deep learning solutions for large-scale distributed computing and big data enterprise platforms. Dr. Branch also enjoys occasional stints in the classroom and has served as adjunct professors at both NYU Polytechnic Institute and Columbia University in New York, NY. Dr. Branch’s research has resulted in over 20 patents and over 20 publications. Dr. Branch received his B.S. in Systems and Computer Science from Howard University, and his Ph.D. in Computer Science from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. He is passionate about the promotion of diversity and equality in the STEM community. Most importantly, Joel enjoys life by spending time with family, friends, and perfecting his BBQ skills. He is a proud native of the suburbs of Chicago, IL.