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Joaquin Candela

Technical Fellow


Joaquin Quiñonero Candela is a Technical Fellow at LinkedIn where he focuses on AI -- both the technology as well as ensuring its responsible use. 

Joaquin is also a non-resident Senior Fellow at the Harvard Belfer Center,  a member of the Spanish Government’s Advisory Board on Artificial Intelligence and, until recently, served on the Board of Directors of the Partnership on AI, a non-profit partnership that focuses on using AI to advance positive outcomes for people and society.

Until September 2021, Joaquin was the Distinguished Technical Lead for Responsible AI at Facebook, where he led the technical strategy for areas like fairness and inclusiveness, robustness, privacy, transparency and accountability. Before this, Joaquin built and led the AML (Applied Machine Learning) team at Facebook, driving product impact at scale through applied research in machine learning, language understanding, computer vision, computational photography, augmented reality and other AI disciplines. AML also built the unified AI platform that powers all production applications of AI across the family of Facebook products.

Prior to Facebook, Joaquin built and taught a new machine learning course at the University of Cambridge (together with Carl Rasmussen), worked at Microsoft Research, and conducted postdoctoral research at three institutions in Germany, including the Max Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics. Joaquin received my PhD from the Technical University of Denmark.

Outside work, Joaquin is an avid trail runner and triathlete, paella cook and amateur guitar player and folk singer.