Prepare to Design the Future
March 19–20, 2017: Training
March 20–22, 2017: Tutorials & Conference
San Francisco, CA
Mike Haley

Mike Haley
Senior Director of Machine Intelligence, Autodesk, Inc.


Mike Haley is senior director of machine intelligence at Autodesk, where he leads the group at Autodesk Research that identifies, evaluates, and develops disruptive technologies that improve the practice of imagining, designing, and creating a better world. Mike’s team combines research, development, and user experience in coupled iterative cycles to develop new products and foundational technology. For the last several years, the team has been focused on bringing geometric shape analysis and large-scale machine learning techniques to 3D design information with the intent to make software a true partner in the design process. Previously, Mike led the move of Autodesk products from the desktop to the cloud by driving the adoption of scalable, distributed compute and data technology. Prior to joining Autodesk, he performed research and product development in the fields of volumetric graphics, distributed multimedia, computer vision, and embedded systems. He is drawn to areas where he can combine his 25 years of experience in computer graphics, distributed systems, and mathematical analysis. Mike holds a master’s degree in computer science from the University of Cape Town, South Africa.


11:20am–12:00pm Tuesday, March 21, 2017
Beyond the screen
Location: Grand Ballroom
Level: Intermediate
Mike Haley (Autodesk, Inc.)
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Mike Haley explores how machine learning (aka artificial intelligence) is changing how designers build products and how people experience them—a transformation driven by advances in computer science that enable designers to remove barriers to creativity, making it easier and faster to create than ever before. Read more.