PARIS, December 1, 2020 – IPwe announces the appointment of Dr. Irena Spasic as IPwe’s Chief Scientist—AI Development.
In the Chief Scientist – AI Development role, Dr. Spasic will be responsible for the development, design and implementation of solutions to improve IPwe’s intellectual property analytics with specific emphasis on Natural Language Processing (NLP).
“Irena’s expertise in text mining will complement IPwe’s historical focus on predictive analytics. When we began to understand how her research could be used to achieve objectives that address significant limitations in current AI analytic systems, our conversations advanced very quickly over the last six months,” said IPwe’s CEO, Erich Spangenberg. “We conducted an extensive global search for the right person to fill this role at IPwe and we are elated to have Irena join our global team. She will be working closely with our AI and product development teams in Asia, EU and US.”
Dr. Spasic is a Professor in Computer Science with 20 years of academic experience in text mining. “My research in Natural Language Processing (NLP) has focused on text classification, information extraction, term recognition and sentiment analysis,” said Dr. Spasic. “While most of my work has found applications in the life sciences, I was intrigued in my conversations with IPwe about the directions and objectives they are looking to pursue. The building blocks IPwe has put in place over the last 10 years will allow us to co-design even more impactful solutions together with our user base to help lower discovery costs and increase understanding of the IP asset class.”
Dr. Spasic earned an PhD from University of Salford for her work on the use of machine learning for terminological processing, along with post-doctoral work at the University of Manchester before moving to Cardiff University, where she is currently a co-Director of the Data Innovation Research Institute. She holds a Master’s in computer science and a BSc in mathematics & computer science from University of Belgrade. She speaks English and Serbian.