Osonde Osoba (pronounced “oh-shOwn-day aw-shAw-bah”) is an information scientist at the RAND Corporation and a professor at the Pardee RAND Graduate School. He has a background in the design and optimization of machine learning algorithms. He has applied his machine learning expertise to diverse policy areas such as health, defense, and technology policy. His more recent focus has been on data privacy and fairness in artificial intelligence and algorithmic systems more generally. Osoba also serves as a co-director for RAND's center for Scalable Computing and Analysis (SCAN).
Prior to joining RAND, he was a researcher at the University of Southern California (USC). His research there focused on improving the speed and robustness of popular statistical algorithms like the expectation-maximization (EM) and backpropagation algorithms used in applications like automatic speech recognition. He also made contributions on the robustness and accuracy of approximate Bayesian inference schemes. Osoba received his Ph.D. in electrical engineering from USC and his B.S. in electrical and computer engineering from the University of Rochester.
Osonde A. Osoba, Bart Kosko, "Fuzzy Cognitive Maps of Public Support for Insurgency and Terrorism," Journal of Defense Modeling and Simulation, 14(1), 2017
K. Audhkhasi, O. Osoba, and B. Kosko, "Noise-Enhanced Convolutional Neural Networks," Neural Networks, 78, 2016
Osonde Osoba, Bart Kosko, "Noise-enhanced clustering and competitive learning algorithms," Neural Networks, 37, 2013
Osonde Osoba, Sanya Mitaim, and Bart Kosko., "The noisy expectation–maximization algorithm," Fluctuation and Noise Letters, 12(03), 2013