Kyle D. Dent
Over fifteen years leading research and development of advanced technologies incorporating artificial intelligence, machine learning, and data science. Demonstrated ability to lead complicated team structures collaborating with a variety of stakeholders. Strong communication skills having written several articles and papers as well as a book published by O’Reilly Media.
|Palo Alto Research Center||Palo Alto, CA||May 2008 to present|
Research Director and AI Ethics Committee Chair October 2020 to present
Develop vision/strategy and guide research efforts to align with defined strategy
Track and prioritize portfolio of research projects and technology assets
Understand business model, revenue plan, short-term technology needs
and long-term technology roadmap
Track project resources and deliverables
Serve as research interface to business GMs, PARC management, and Xerox CTO
Communicate and represent PARC’s work publicly
Area Manager January 2013 to October 2020
I managed the MLDS (Machine Learning and Data Science) Area at PARC guiding impactful innovation from concept through successful technology transfer.
Led commercialization of a new SaaS platform supporting an AI-driven workflow tool for collaborative document authoring. Running on AWS, it extracts information from source documents and generates content for new documents. Besides supervising the research behind the tool, my work includes developing product requirements, working with UI/UX designers and coordinating the efforts of the outsourced software development team.
Led the development of a conversational agent to provide blind and visually impaired users a voice interface to multi-function printers. Besides developing the technology, we partnered with the Vista Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired in Palo Alto, California to run focus groups and user studies.
Directed all aspects of a three-year project developing a conversational agent to support cellphones and mobile devices. The project involved teams across four countries. My responsibilities included aligning research with software commercialization efforts while coordinating with various business stakeholders.
Other responsibilities included:
Develop area vision and strategic goals
Write ML/AI project proposals and guide team members doing the same
Provide technical perspective to business development efforts
Assess potential patent applications for strategic and technology fit
Provide thought leadership through external publications and internal whitepapers
Recruit and hire new researchers and engineers
Mentor junior managers, researchers, and engineers
Chair the AI Ethics Review Committee
Senior Member of Research Staff May 2008 to January 2013
Using various programming languages and platforms, designed, developed, and delivered innovative approaches, algorithms, methods, and models.
Designed and delivered software prototypes
Participated in writing quality peer reviewed articles and invention disclosures
|Hewlett Packard||Palo Alto, CA||May 2001 to May 2008|
Software Architect / Technical Lead
(Started consulting through Integnology Corporation; employee as of October 2004)
Successfully led project teams including offshore resources through several development and deployment cycles of a high-visibility, high-traffic web application. Development included various technologies and complex integrations. Worked closely with customers to determine requirements and set schedules for releases. Created Developer Forum group to provide mentoring and reinforce best practices in addition to allowing better cross-team communications.
Researched, designed, and developed various system solutions in close collaboration with product teams to integrate with consumer PCs and Internet-enabled HP televisions. Created solutions for security-sensitive access to the HP network, and designed and helped with the development of various REST APIs for accessing server-side resources.
|SeaGlass Technologies, Inc.||Nyack, NY||March 1995 to May 2001|
Founded web hosting and Internet consulting company. Designed and implemented complete architecture to support multiple virtual hosted sites on a single system providing highly reliable web hosting services.
|Smith Barney Shearson||New York, NY||April 1994 to March 1995|
Vice President, Project Manager Corporate Services
Managed group responsible for developing and maintaining Corporate Services systems. Defined and implemented business process for solicitation of major corporations by brokers.
Developed various database applications for back office organizations supporting brokerage services.
|Columbia University||New York, NY||September 2003 to December 2007|
|University of Miami||Miami, FL||September 1990 to June 1992|
|Boston University||Boston, MA||September 1982 to May 1986|
|University of Grenoble||Grenoble, France||September 1984 to June 1985|