CEO, Lightning AI
William Falcon is the founder and CEO of Lightning AI and the creator of the popular PyTorch Lightning framework. While completing a Ph.D. at NYU funded by Google DeepMind and the NSF, he created PyTorch Lightning, which would go on to become one of the most widely-used machine learning research frameworks. He also worked as a researcher at Facebook AI and at Goldman Sachs, and co-founded the now-acquired AI startup NextGenVest. A native of Venezuela, William began his career as a Naval Officer undergoing US Navy SEAL training before studying at Columbia.