Michael I Mandel is a Research Scientist in Reality Labs at Meta Platforms, Inc building text interactions for neural interfaces using machine learning and signal processing. He earned his BSc in Computer Science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and his MS and PhD with distinction in Electrical Engineering from Columbia University as a Fu Foundation Presidential Scholar. He was an FQRNT Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the Machine Learning laboratory (LISA/MILA) at the Université de Montréal, an Algorithm Developer at Audience Inc, a company that has shipped over 500 million noise suppression chips for cell phones, and a Research Scientist in Computer Science and Engineering at the Ohio State University, and an Associate Professor of Computer and Information Science at Brooklyn College and the CUNY Graduate Center. His work has been supported by the National Science Foundation, including via a CAREER award, the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, and Google, Inc.