Killian Levacher is a research scientist in the IBM Research Europe laboratory in Dublin Ireland. He is also a principal investigator in the H2020 AI4Media Research Consortium; leading a work-package dedicated to Trusted AI, which investigates the Adversarial Robustness, Explainability, Privacy and Fairness dimensions of AI systems.
Killian has more than 10 years of experience working on fundamental and applied aspects of AI and Machine Learning. He obtained his PhD in Computer Science and Statistics at Trinity College Dublin, Ireland in which he explored the use of Natural Language Processing algorithms to support the automated reuse and sequencing of online material in recommender systems.
He is the author of over 26 top tier academic research articles as well as 18 patents in the areas of Artificial Intelligence and Blockchain systems. His research currently focuses on investigating novel threat models targeting Generative Adversarial Models.
He is also one of the main contributors to the open source Linux Foundation Adversarial Robustness Toolkit project which provides tools to defend and evaluate Machine Learning models and applications against the adversarial threats of Evasion, Poisoning, Extraction, and Inference attacks.