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Director Ellen Pearlman Attends President Biden’s Historic Speech in Poland

Posted by the Thoughtworks Arts Team
Tuesday, 21 February 2023

As part of her Fulbright Scholar appointment at the University of Warsaw, Thoughtworks Arts Director Ellen Pearlman has been invited to be present in the VIP section of President Biden’s historic speech on February 21st.

President Biden speaking at a podium in front of an American flag with the words “President Biden’s visit to Poland”

The Fulbright Scholar Grant Award is made possible through funds allocated annually by the U.S. Congress and by contributions from partner countries. President Biden’s address to the world will take place at Arkady Kubickiego (gardens of the Royal Castle) in Warsaw.

Dr Pearlman was selected for the Fulbright Scholar Grant Award to further develop her research in Artificial Intelligence and Computer Vision in the Department of Mathematics, Informatics and Mechanics at her host institution, the University of Warsaw, Poland.

As part of the program’s initiation, Dr Pearlman attended a Fulbright Scholars’ orientation at the house of the American Ambassador to Poland, Mark Brzezinski.

Around 45 people posing in front of a large conservatory in a garden
Dr Pearlman (3rd from the right in front) attending a Fulbright Scholars’ orientation at the house of the American Ambassador to Poland, Mark Brzezinski

Beginning in March 2023, Dr Pearlman will run a colab on AI, computer vision, memory, and trauma in a time of war. In addition to running the colab, Dr Pearlman will utilize her research and department collaboration to continue her project on epigenetics and AI “Language is Leaving Me”, which she began while a Research Fellow at MIT.

The Fulbright Program is devoted to increasing mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the people of other countries. Fulbright is the world’s largest and most diverse international educational exchange program. Since its inception in 1946, more than 400,000 Fulbrighters have participated in the Program. The United States Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs oversees Fulbright Program operations throughout the world.

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