Casimir Wierzynski is the Global Research Lead for Intel's Artificial Intelligence Products Group. He is responsible for leading the research team to discover, integrate and nurture emerging technologies to power the next generation of artificial intelligence systems. Casimir joined Intel in 2017 after he was responsible for leading the research team at Qualcomm, conducting research on neuromorphic computing, learning and artificial intelligence planning, and automated robotics. Prior to joining Qualcomm, Casimir served as Vice President at Goldman Sachs, where he was responsible for fixed income and credit derivatives transactions. Casimir earned a bachelor's and master's degree in electrical engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He completed his master's thesis at AT&T Bell Laboratories and earned a bachelor's degree in mathematics from the University of Cambridge, England, as a recipient of the British Marshall Scholarship. Casimir was passionate about artificial intelligence and brain science, so he left the financial arena and returned to school, earning a Ph.D. in computational and neurological systems from the California Institute of Technology. At the California Institute of Technology, he used large neurological records to study the link between memory consolidation and sleep.