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Faculty Fellow of the Year
Arik Senderovich, York University

(in the picture) Miao Xi on behalf of Arik Senderovich

Arik's energy and drive for transforming adhoc human interactions into formal business processes is exemplary. The current focus of his efforts is on email classification for work orchestration and automation. He channels his wealth of expertise in natural language processing to explore viable options, and challenges his research team to find practical solutions that drive change in IBM products, including Watson Orchestrate. He emphasizes the importance of his students working on industry prototypes, in addition to documenting their findings through research papers.