Patricia Thaine is the Co-Founder and CEO of Private AI, as well as a Computer Science PhD Candidate at the University of Toronto and a Postgraduate Affiliate at the Vector Institute. Her research is focused on privacy-preserving natural language processing, machine learning, and applied cryptography. She also does research on computational methods for lost language decipherment. Patricia is a recipient of the NSERC Postgraduate Scholarship, the RBC Graduate Fellowship, the Beatrice “Trixie” Worsley Graduate Scholarship in Computer Science, and the Ontario Graduate Scholarship. She has eight years of research and software development experience, including at the McGill Language Development Lab, the University of Toronto's Computational Linguistics Lab, the University of Toronto's Department of Linguistics, and the Public Health Agency of Canada.