Justin first learned the words "artificial intelligence" from his aunt when he was seven and has been dreaming of a anime-inspired future ever since. He received both his Bachelor of Arts and Master of Science degrees in computer science from Boston University. During his graduate studies, he extensively researched decentralized asynchronous gradient-based optimization for deep neural networks. When not in class or doing research, he focused intensely on founding the Boston University Machine Intelligence Community. Today, he is a Director, the CEO, the Founder of the Machine Intelligence Community, Inc., which is a non-profit corporation in the process of becoming 501(c)(3), dedicated to democratizing machine intelligence by connecting communities, promoting diversity, providing mentorship, and developing educational material to empower the future leaders in machine intelligence.