Eric Siegel

Founder of Machine Learning Week and GenAI World, executive editor of "The Machine Learning Times", author of "The AI Playbook" and "Predictive Analytics"


Eric Siegel, Ph.D., is a leading consultant – independent, but collaborating with SAS for this 3-course specialization – and former Columbia University professor who helps companies deploy machine learning. He is the founder of the long-running Machine Learning Week conference series and its new sister, Generative AI World, the instructor of the acclaimed online course “ Machine Learning Rock Star – the End-to-End Practice Specialization,” executive editor of The Machine Learning Times, and a frequent keynote speaker. He wrote the bestselling Predictive Analytics: The Power to Predict Who Will Click, Buy, Lie, or Die, which has been used in courses at hundreds of universities, as well as The AI Playbook: Mastering the Rare Art of Machine Learning Deployment. Eric’s interdisciplinary work bridges the stubborn technology/business gap. At Columbia, he won the Distinguished Faculty award when teaching the graduate computer science courses in ML and AI. Later, he served as a business school professor at UVA Darden. Eric also publishes op-eds on analytics and social justice.