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About the TAMEST 2024 Annual Conference: Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning

Register today for the TAMEST 2024 Annual Conference: Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning, February 5–7, 2024, at the AT&T Hotel and Conference Center in Austin, Texas, as we celebrate 20 years of TAMEST.

The conference will explore the current practical and clinical use of AI/ML, examine its limitations and investigate its true potential for significant advancements in science and society. Speakers will examine the challenges and opportunities of AI/ML in aerospace, defense, high-performance computing, self-driving technology, precision medicine and health care delivery.

Join Us in Austin for the 2024 Annual Conference

The conference will take place February 5-7, 2024, at the AT&T Hotel and Conference Center in Austin, Texas.

Member: $150 | Member Institution: $250 | Non-Member: $500 | Protégé: $75

For questions about registration rates, visit the frequently asked questions page.

Douglas Brooks

Douglas A. Brooks, Ph.D.

Assistant Director – R&D

Artificial Intelligence Department

Southwest Research Institute

Michael Brown

Michael S. Brown, M.D. (Nobel Laureate, NAS, NAM)


Department of Molecular Genetics

UT Southwestern Medical Center

Caroline Chung

Caroline Chung, M.D.

Chief Data Officer

Director, Data Ecosystem

Institute of Data Science for Oncology

The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center

Larry Faulkner

Larry R. Faulkner, Ph.D.

President Emeritus

The University of Texas at Austin

Surya Ganguli

Surya Ganguli, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Applied Physics

Associate Professor (by courtesy), Neurobiology and Electrical Engineering

Stanford University

David Glazer

David Glazer

Workbench CTO


Sherri R. Greenberg

Sherri R. Greenberg

Assistant Dean for State and Local Government Engagement

Professor of Practice

Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs

The University of Texas at Austin

Colonel Tucker Hamilton

Colonel Tucker “Cinco” Hamilton

Chief, AI Test & Operations

United States Air Force

Kay Bailey Hutchison

The Honorable Kay Bailey Hutchison

TAMEST Honorary Chair

Former United States Senator

Former United States Permanent Representative to NATO

Petros Koumoutsakos

Petros Koumoutsakos, Ph.D. (NAE)

Herbert S. Winokur, Jr. Professor of Engineering and Applied Sciences

Area Chair for Applied Mathematics

Harvard University

Matthew A. Lease, Ph.D.

Matthew A. Lease, Ph.D.


School of Information

The University of Texas at Austin

Robin Murphy

Robin Murphy, Ph.D.


Department of Computer Science and Engineering

Texas A&M University

Mark Papermaster

Mark Papermaster

Chief Technology Officer and Executive Vice President

Technology & Engineering


David Paydarfar

David Paydarfar, M.D.

Professor and Chair, Department of Neurology at Dell Medical School

Director, Mulva Clinic for the Neurosciences, The University of Texas at Austin

William Solomon

William T. Solomon

Chairman, President and CEO

O’Donnell Foundation

Peter Stone, Ph.D.

Peter Stone, Ph.D.

Truchard Foundation Chair in Computer Science

University Distinguished Teaching Professor

Department of Computer Science

The University of Texas at Austin

Jere W. Thompson Jr.

Jere W. Thompson Jr.

Chairman of the Board

Southwestern Medical Foundation

Chris Urmson

Chris Urmson, Ph.D.

CEO and Co-founder


S. Craig Watkins, Ph.D.

S. Craig Watkins, Ph.D.

Executive Director, IC² Institute

Ernest A. Sharpe Centennial Professor, Moody College of Communication

The University of Texas at Austin

Vanessa Wyche

Vanessa E. Wyche (NAE)


Johnson Space Center


Jian Zhou

Jian Zhou, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Lyda Hill Department of Bioinformatics

UT Southwestern Medical Center

Program Committee

Program Committee Co-Chairs

Karen Willcox


Karen E. Willcox, Ph.D., MNZM (NAE)

Director, Oden Institute for Computational Engineering and Sciences;

Associate Vice President for Research
The University of Texas at Austin

Gaudenz Danuser


Gaudenz Danuser, Ph.D.

Professor and Chairman, Lyda Hill Department of Bioinformatics;

Patrick E. Haggerty Distinguished Chair in Basic Biomedical Science 
UT Southwestern Medical Center

Roozbeh Jafari


Roozbeh Jafari, Ph.D.

Tim and Amy Leach Professor; Presidential Impact Fellow

Texas A&M University

Steven W. Dellenback, Ph.D.

Steven W. Dellenback, Ph.D.

Vice President, R&D, Intelligent Systems Division

Southwest Research Institute

Brendan Lee

Honorary Chair: Brendan Lee, M.D., Ph.D. (NAM)

President, TAMEST

Professor and Chair of Molecular and Human Genetics

Robert and Janice McNair Endowed Chair in Molecular and Human Genetics

Baylor College of Medicine

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