Who is Lex Fridman?
Lex Fridman is a Russian-American computer scientist, podcaster, and artificial intelligence researcher. He is a research scientist at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and he hosts the Lex Fridman Podcast, a podcast and YouTube series.
Mini Bio on Lex Fridman
Fridman is of Russian Jewish descent. His father, plasma physicist Alexander Fridman, was born in Chkalovsk, Russia and serves as the John A. Nyheim Chair Professor and Director of the C. J. Nyheim Plasma Institute at Drexel University’s College of Engineering. His maternal grandmother was born and raised in Kharkov, and his maternal grandfather was a machine gunner in the Red Army against the Nazis during World War II. His brother is Gregory Fridman, also a researcher in plasma physics.
When he was about 11, Fridman’s family moved from Russia to the Chicago area. He attended Neuqua Valley High School in Naperville, Illinois. He then went on to obtain BS and MS degrees in computer science at Drexel University in 2010, and completed his PhD in electrical and computer engineering at Drexel in 2014. His PhD dissertation, Learning of Identity from Behavioral Biometrics for Active Authentication, was completed under the advisement of engineering educators Moshe Kam and Steven Weber and sought to “investigate the problem of active authentication on desktop computers and mobile devices”
Is Lex Fridman Married?
Lex has never mentioned anything about his marital and relationship life. Though he is unmarried, but there is a rumour that he is currently dating someone but due to the fact that he keeps his personal life secret, there is no certain proof to that. As at the moment, Lex Fridman is not married to anyone.
Lex Fridman’s career began at Google, where he worked on machine learning. He currently is a research scientist at MIT. In 2017, he worked on computer vision, deep learning, and planning algorithms for semi-autonomous vehicles. In 2019, he left AgeLab and assumed an unpaid researcher role at the university following a controversy surrounding a study conducted on Tesla Autopilot.
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