Full Name
Mike Haley
Job Title
VP of Research
Brief Biography
Mike Haley leads Autodesk’s world-class team of researchers, engineers, strategists, and other specialists who are exploring the future of how people will design and make things. His team works in the areas of Machine Learning, Human-Computer Interaction, Simulation and Systems, Optimization, Geometry, Visualization, Strategic Foresight, and Robotic Control and Sensing. These areas of science are brought together by Industry Futures teams that work closely with customers and partners to develop novel solutions to problems in Design, Engineering, Manufacturing, Architecture, Construction, and Entertainment. In addition, Mike’s team includes Autodesk’s network of Technology Centers where many ideas are prototyped and tested, as well as a research and entrepreneurial residency program that fosters a global community of experts. His work includes expanding the abilities of designers, creating a more sustainable world, and having a positive effect on society and human growth.

Mike has led several technology and product transformation efforts at Autodesk. Most recently he led the development of Autodesk’s Machine Learning competency through the formation of the Autodesk AI Lab. Prior to that Mike led the early development of Autodesk’s cloud technology and infrastructure. Mike has a background in computer graphics, machine learning, distributed systems, and mathematical analysis. He holds an MS in Computer Science from the University of Cape Town, South Africa.
Mike Haley