Maya Ackerman

Maya Ackerman

CEO/Co-Founder @ WaveAI

Maya Ackerman is a leading expert on Artificial Intelligence and Computational Creativity, with unique insight into the commercialization of cutting-edge research on human-AI creative collaboration. Her research has earned awards from the Association for Computational Creativity, US Office of Naval Research, Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada, and many more. Maya is CEO/Co-Founder of WaveAI, today’s most advanced musical AI startup. Their app, ALYSIA, allows everyone, everywhere to create original songs in minutes, through AI-powered assistance on the creation of original lyrics, melodies, and vocals. As a  sought-after speaker, Maya had been an invited speaker at the United Nations, Google, IBM Research, Stanford University, amongst other prestigious venues. She earned her PhD from the University of Waterloo, held postdoctoral fellowships at Caltech and UC San Diego and is on the faculty of the Computer Engineering Department at Santa Clara University and an Associate Editor of the Journal of Computational Creativity. Maya is also an opera singer and music producer.