Joel Martin is the Director of Research and Development for Digital Technologies at the National Research Council of Canada. He leads a group of 80+ researchers and developers focusing on data analytics and machine learning applied in a variety of areas such as machine translation and computer vision. Dr. Martin spent his 25-year career both in academia and in the government investigating machine-learning techniques applied to natural language and bioinformatics. He holds an M.Sc. and Ph.D. from Georgia Institute of Technology in Artificial Intelligence (1987, 1992). He also earned a Master’s degree in Cognitive Psychology from the University of Manitoba (1986).