Dan Morris, Principal Scientist at Microsoft

Dan Morris

Principal Scientist at Microsoft

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Dan Morris is a Principal Scientist at Microsoft, where he runs the AI for Earth program, focused on accelerating innovation at the intersection of machine learning and environmental sustainability.  His work includes computer vision applications in wildlife conservation, for example the AI for Earth Species Classification API.  Prior to joining AI for Earth, he worked in Microsoft’s Medical Devices Group, developing signal processing and machine learning techniques for cardiovascular health monitoring, along with earlier work on signal processing and machine learning for input systems, making medical information more useful to hospital patients, automatic exercise analysis from wearable sensors, and generating musical accompaniment for vocal melodies (the “Songsmith” project).  Before coming to Microsoft, he studied neuroscience at Brown, and developed brain-computer interfaces for research and clinical environments.  His PhD work at Stanford focused on haptics and physical simulation for virtual surgery.