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Who is Lex Fridman?

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Lex Fridman (/?fri?dm?n/;[2] born 15 August 1983)[3] is a Russian-American computer scientist and podcaster. He hosts the Lex Fridman Podcast, in which he interviews guests, which have included prominent figures in various fields, including science, technology, sports, and politics.

Fridman rose to prominence after he coauthored a non-peer reviewed study which concluded that drivers remained focused while using Tesla's semi-autonomous system, which received a positive response from Elon Musk, but was criticized by artificial intelligence experts.[4][5]

Early life and education

Fridman was born in the Soviet Union and grew up in Moscow.[4] He is of Jewish descent.[6][7][8] His father Alexander Fridman is a plasma physicist and professor at Drexel University. His brother Gregory is also a professor at Drexel.[4]

When he was about 11, soon after the collapse of the Soviet Union, Fridman's family moved from Russia to the Chicago area.[4][9] He attended Neuqua Valley High School in Naperville, Illinois.[10] He then went on to obtain BSc. and MSc. degrees in computer science at Drexel University in 2010,[11] and completed his PhD in electrical and computer engineering at Drexel in 2014.[12] His PhD dissertation, Learning of Identity from Behavioral Biometrics for Active Authentication, was completed under the advisement of engineering educators Moshe Kam and Steven Weber and sought to "investigate the problem of active authentication on desktop computers and mobile devices".[13]