Dr. Satya Gautam Vadlamudi, PhD, CFA is the Founder & CEO of Elystar, an investment management company focused on helping public market investors succeed. Elystar innovates with the best of Finance and Explainable Artificial Intelligence (XAI) to deliver superior returns to its clients. In this context, his interests include enriching Valuation and Portfolio Management using XAI in combination with the fundamentals of finance and economics, and delivering value to clients.

Dr. Vadlamudi is a Chartered Financial Analyst® (CFA®) Charterholder. He also currently holds the Investment Adviser certifications (both Level 1 and Level 2) from the National Institute of Securities Markets (NISM).

Previously, he was the Vice President/Head of Data Science & Artificial Intelligence at CreditVidya. His team was instrumental in building state-of-the-art AI products that power credit inclusion as well as better risk assessment, for which the company has won multiple national and international awards. Before that, he led the Data Science division at Capillary Technologies and launched several products such as Recommender System, Personalised Campaigns, and AI-powered Analytics for Retail businesses.

Prior to Capillary, he worked as a Postdoctoral Researcher at Arizona State University and as a Research Scientist at Intel Labs. He also worked with the U.S. Office of Naval Research, Xerox Research Centre India, General Motors India Science Lab, National Semiconductor, and the Georgia Institute of Technology on various research projects. He started his career as a Software Engineer with Google.

Dr. Vadlamudi is an alumnus of the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kharagpur and Harvard University. He received his B.Tech.(Hons) & Ph.D. degrees in Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence from IIT Kharagpur in 2008 and 2014 respectively. He completed the Senior Executive Leadership Program (SELP) at Harvard Business School (HBS) in 2021. He has published more than 20 research papers in top international conferences and journals which have over 800 citations to date. Dr. Vadlamudi was also granted patents for his inventions in the corporate sector.

His research interests include State-space Search, Automated Planning, and Decision Making in the context of AI, Dependability, and Human/Life-aware Autonomous multi-agent systems. His motivation is towards the design of autonomous intelligent systems that would learn from their interactions with the world and the other data and models that are available, and recommend decisions/plans that are positively contributing to society.

Dr. Vadlamudi was the recipient of the Pratibha Award from Govt. of Andhra Pradesh, SAP Labs Doctoral Fellowship, and the 40 Under 40 Data Scientists Award from Analytics India Magazine. Furthermore, companies have won multiple national and international level top AI honours under his leadership. He was an invited speaker at venues such as AI-With-The-Best international online conference, Data Science Congress, and also delivered the prestigious Aerospace Luminary Lecture on AI invited by the Aeronautical Society of India. He also served on the program committees of top-tier international AI research conferences such as IJCAI and AAAI.

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