Dr. Maya Ackerman specializes in Machine Learning, spanning from foundations to emerging applications in Computational Creativity. She received her PhD in Computer Science from the University Waterloo, was a Postdoctoral Fellow at Caltech and UC San Diego, and is currently an Assistant Professor at the Department of Computer Engineering. Maya is also a trained singer, specializing in opera.

Dr. Ackerman is the CEO/Co-founder of WaveAI Inc., where she and her team created ALYSIA, an Artificial Intelligence that makes songwriting accessible to everyone.

Maya is also the author of a Holocaust memoir, Running from Giants: The Holocaust Through the Eyes of a Child, which shared her grandfather's story as a child during the Holocaust. |


Stanford University. Can Computers Be Creative? LAST festival. 03/24/18.

World's Fair Nano. The Future of Music. 03/11/18.

Google. Algorithmic Songwriting. 05/04/17.

Ericsson. Algorithmic Songwriting. 05/17/17.

Stanford University. Computational Creativity. LASER series. 10/5/17.

IBM Research. Formal Foundations of Clustering. 03/16/17.

Stanford University. Algorithmic Songwriting. 04/13/2017.

Harvey Mudd. Artificial Intelligence that Composes Songs. 11/30/17

Universidad Autonoma Metropolitana. The Computer as a Creativity Partner (Seminar + Conference). 10/17

PASEO Festival. World Premiere of ALYSIA's Compositions. 04/8/17.

Musical Metacreation Concert. Composed by Machine: Songs by ALYSIA, ROBOCCINI, and MABLE. 06/19/2017.

LASER Talks in San Jose. Composed by an Artificial Intelligence: Soprano and Violist Perform Machine-Made Songs. 06/03/2017.