Dr Mike Flaxman

Product Lead, HEAVY.AI

Dr Mike Flaxman

Speaker Bio


Dr. Michael Flaxman is HEAVY.AI’s Product Lead. In addition to leading product strategy at HEAVY.AI, Dr. Flaxman focuses on the combination of geographic analysis with machine learning, or “geoML.” He has served on the faculties of MIT, Harvard and the University of Oregon. Dr. Flaxman has participated in GIS projects in 17 countries. He has been a Fulbright fellow, and served as an advisor to InterAmerican Development Bank and National Science Foundation projects.



Dr. Flaxman previously served as industry manager for Architecture, Engineering and Construction at ESRI, the world’s largest developer of GIS technology. Dr. Flaxman received his doctorate in design from Harvard University in 2001 and holds a master’s in Community and Regional Planning from the University of Oregon and a bachelor’s in biology from Reed College.