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  • Joel Branch, Ph.D., Joins Lucd

    Russ Loignon

    Nashville, Tennessee, February 14, 2018 – Lucd, who unleashes AI, empowering decisions and innovation, announces Dr. Joel Branch has joined the team. Lucd’s strong experience and differentiating innovation is needed for businesses to drive value in the nascent artificial intelligence and machine learning space. Lucd is launching an AI Analytics/End to End Big Data Management platform that can be used to identify trends, support decisions and stimulate innovation. The product is available as a cloud service or on premises deployment.

    Joel Branch, Ph.D, an expert in AI architecture and solving business problems for large scale distributed computing and big data enterprise using cutting-edge, research-oriented, data analytic solutions. Previously, Dr. Branch was a manager in the Advanced Technology Group at ESPN, where his focuses included predictive personalization, semantic topic analysis, and image analysis for sports and fan analytics. Prior to ESPN, he was a Research Staff Member at the IBM T.J. Watson Research Center where he investigated a range of challenges in enterprise computing, including business application discovery and failure prediction, log-based system transaction modeling, and resource management for wireless sensor networks. Dr. Branch has served as adjunct professors at both NYU Polytechnic Institute and Columbia University in New York, NY. Dr. Branch’s research has resulted in over 20 patents and over 20 publications. Dr. Branch received his B.S. in Systems and Computer Science from Howard University and his Ph.D. in Computer Science from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute for which he was awarded the Robert McNaughton Award for excellent thesis research.

    “I am especially passionate about pursuing relevant innovations for future use cases while contributing to energetic collaboration and organizational growth in the workplace.”, said Dr. Branch.

    Dr. Branch is also very active in the promotion of diversity in the STEM community and frequently participates in the CRA organization and Tapia conferences where he is a program chair (http://tapiaconference.org/about/committees/joel-branch).

    “We believe everyone should have access to the benefits of powerful AI tools, Dr. Branch is going to play a critical role in Lucd’s ability to do just that”, said Russ Blattner, CEO, Lucd

    About Lucd

    Lucd develops pioneering capabilities in AI, Big Data, Data Fusion and Machine Learning. Lucd leverages these capabilities to deliver to the needs of AI innovators that are transforming business and public-sector organizations. For more information visit lucd.ai.


    Russell Loignon, Senior Vice President - Business & Market Strategy
    Email - Russ.Loignon@lucd.ai 
    Phone - +1(615)619 5823

    Edited by John Leschorn


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Lucd is an AI software platform company that supports multiple industry verticals, allowing for its users to build enterprise-ready AI solutions with Low Code / No Code development practices. Lucd supports the entire AI lifecycle, allowing for the secure fusing of structured and unstructured data, empowering data analysts as well as business professionals to work collaboratively, resulting in reduced time to uncover new opportunities and solutions.

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