Dalton Lunga is a Staff Scientist in artificial intelligence, machine learning and geographic data sciences at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory. He currently leads AI research innovations in following areas: large-scale object detection for land use and land cover mapping, advanced workflows for AI deployment in high performance computing environments, large workflows for image search and retrieval, optimization methods and representation learning with large varying density data. Prior to joining ORNL, Dalton was a senior researcher at the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), South Africa, working on machine learning for natural language processing, manifold learning, and interactive visual analytics systems. Dalton received his MS. and Ph.D. in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Purdue University, West Lafayette as a Fulbright scholar. He serves on multiple professional organizations including his role as program chair for Artificial Intelligence and Geographic Knowledge Discovery (ACM Sigspatial GeoAI Workshops)
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