Dr. Chitra Dorai

Chief AI Strategist

Dr. Chitra Dorai is a globally renowned AI scientist and the Founder & CEO of Amicus Brain Innovations. Amicus Brain, a digital health startup develops innovative AI-enabled personal advisors for people living with dementia and Alzheimer’s disease and their caregivers/care partners, to help them make optimal decisions and enhance their well-being and quality of life. Prior to this role, Chitra had a highly decorated career at IBM where she was an IBM Fellow (first woman of Indian origin to receive this recognition worldwide) and was the Global CTO for Cognitive Services in IBM’s Global Business Services unit. Chitra is frequently interviewed or cited in press, news and blogs, and YouTube video on a wide variety of topics. She has published 100+ technical papers at international conferences and journals, received multiple best paper awards, and edited books. She has presented keynote addresses and technical talks at academic research conferences, industry symposia and panels, and has served in many organizational roles on committees at the International Conferences and on the editorial boards of scientific journals over the past three decades.

Dr. Dorai is the co-inventor of 48 patents and has received multiple high-value patent awards along with recognition as a Master Inventor thrice. She was a recipient of IBM’s highest technical and business honors including the Gerstner Award for Client Excellence and was recognized as an IBM Distinguished Engineer in 2012 and was appointed by the IBM CEO as an IBM Fellow, the company’s preeminent technical honor in 2015. In 2014, she received the Tamil American Pioneer Award for Excellence in Finance and Business from the Federation of Tamil Sangams of North America. In 2016, she was profiled as a “Societal Innovator” in the IBM HQ. In 2018, she received “The Visionary” award from the National Association of Women in Real Estate Business. In 2019, she received Certificates of Congressional Recognition from the United States House of Representatives.

Dr. Dorai graduated from IIT Madras with an undergraduate degree in Electrical Engineering and received her Ph.D. in Computer Science at Michigan State University with the Distinguished Academic Achievement award.