Florian Pinel is a Senior Researcher and Master Inventor in the Watson Content and IoT group at IBM. He received a M.S. in Computer Science and Engineering from Ecole Centrale de Paris in France and a Culinary Arts diploma from the Institute of Culinary Education in New York. Before joining the IBM Watson group, Florian worked at the IBM Watson Research Center for fifteen years, focusing on Business Process Management, IT Services Management and Software as a Service.
He is the co-inventor of IBM Chef Watson, an application that uses machine learning and natural language processing to demonstrate computational creativity and suggest original recipe ideas. Florian co-authored two books (Cognitive Computing with Chef Watson and Towards Creative Machines), and holds about twenty patents, mostly in the field of artificial intelligence and its applications.