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Andrew Hickl

Chief Technology Officer


Andrew Hickl is the Chief Technology Officer of the Allen Institute, where he leads efforts to integrate cutting-edge computational techniques into bioscience research. Prior to joining the Allen Institute, he was Managing Director at Accenture, serving as Global Chief Innovation Officer and Data Science Lead for North America. His leadership roles in AI extend to Microsoft, Intel, Rewired Ventures, and Vulcan Inc., where he acted as Executive Technical Advisor to Paul G. Allen and was part of the founding team of the Allen Institute for Artificial Intelligence.

Research Focus:

Hickl specializes in natural language understanding, with particular focus on question-answering, information extraction, and textual inference. Passionate about scaling AI systems, he has also contributed to building large foundation models and developing AI-based modeling and simulation platforms. In past work, Hickl served as Principal Investigator on multiple projects with IARPA, DARPA, and the U.S. Department of Defense. His work appears in AAAI, ACL, SIGIR, and NeurIPS.

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