Dr. Paolo Gaudiano

Dr. Paolo Gaudiano

Founder and CEO (Aleria); Co-founder and Executive Director (QSDI)

Company: Aleria and Quantitative Studies of Diversity & Inclusion (QSDI) Initiative
Role: Session Presenter Session: An Industry-University Partnership to Quantify the Value of Diversity and Inclusion (S2-D)

Dr. Paolo Gaudiano is founder and CEO of Aleria, a “diversity tech” company that helps organizations quantify the link between diversity and performance. He is also president and CTO at Icosystem Corporation, the technology consulting company from which Aleria was spun out in early 2017. Additionally, he is co-founder and executive director of the Quantitative Studies of Diversity & Inclusion (QSDI) Initiative. He is a regular contributor for Forbes and CIO.com, and has contributed to Harvard Business Review, VentureBeat media, and various other publications.

Paolo began his career in academia at Boston University in 1991, where he reached the level of tenured associate professor, focusing on computational neuroscience, robotics, and machine learning. In 1999, he became chief scientist of Artificial Life, a company that applied machine learning to a variety of internet usage and navigation problems.

Paolo holds degrees in applied mathematics, aerospace engineering and computational neuroscience. He has authored more than 50 peer-reviewed scientific publications, has authored dozens of articles and blogs across multiple disciplines, and is a frequent speaker at industry and professional events. He was recipient of a Young Investigator Award from the Office of Naval Research, a Neuroscience Fellowship from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, and M.G.F. Fuortes and E.A. & J. Klingenstein Fellowships from the Marine Biological Laboratory in Woods Hole, Mass.