Mason Bretan is a highly accomplished researcher and engineer, with expertise in natural language processing, signal processing, and robotics. Prior to joining the Artificial Intelligence Center at Samsung Research America, he earned his Ph.D. in Music Technology from the Georgia Institute of Technology, where he studied robotic musicianship and developed algorithms that allowed robots to respond to human musicians. Bretan has also served in a senior software engineering role at Eikon Therapeutics, as well as senior and staff research engineer positions at Samsung and Huawei Technologies, respectively. His technical background also includes software development internships at Google and experience as a Graduate Research Assistant at Georgia Tech. Bretan holds a Bachelor's degree in Interdisciplinary Computing and the Arts from UC San Diego.