Dennis Fedorishin is a computer science PhD candidate at the University at Buffalo. Dennis is focusing his PhD on artificial intelligence (AI) research to advance the way computers process audio. In collaboration with ACV Auctions and the Center for Unified Biometrics and Sensors (CUBS), Dennis is revolutionizing the automotive marketplace by building an AI system to automatically diagnose vehicle engines through sound. So far, his research has resulted in six publications accepted to top-tier conferences and journals.
In 2019, Dennis was awarded the Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship, the most prestigious national award given to undergraduates in STEM. Years later, he was awarded the SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Student Excellence and the SUNY GREAT award.
Dennis aspires to use his experiences to help and inspire the local community to develop connections with STEM that lead to higher education. He has volunteered as a leader of the UB STEM Youth Mentor Program for five years as both a teacher and curriculum planner.
Beyond research, Dennis is heavily involved in Buffalo’s software startup community. Dennis previously interned at both PostProcess Technologies and ACV Auctions. He is now cofounder and AI/ML director of Open Beats and further pursuing his own company in the virtual and augmented reality space.
Born and raised in Buffalo, Dennis is committed to the prosperity of his hometown. Dennis aspires to use his PhD to uncover new areas of AI and computer vision, while creating software-based business and encapsulating it to help contribute to the betterment of the Western New York region.