Bio for Hans Peter Graf

Hans Peter Graf is head of the machine learning research department at NEC Laboratories America in Princeton. The department develops machine learning algorithms, as well as a range of applications in semantic text analysis, cognitive video interpretation and bio-medical analysis. His responsibilities include technology transfer to business units and the commercialization of research results. An example is the recently released e-Pathologist, a system assisting pathologists with the interpretation of histological samples, which contains key algorithms developed by the department.

Before joining NEC Laboratories, Hans Peter was a Distinguished Member of Technical Staff at Bell Laboratories and AT&T Laboratories where he developed neural net models and machine learning applications. Massively parallel neural net processors of his design were key parts in high-speed address readers and check processing systems.

Hans Peter received a Diploma and a PhD, both in physics, from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich, Switzerland. He is author or coauthor of over 100 reviewed articles and some 40 issued patents. He is a Fellow of the IEEE and a member of the American Physical Society.