Dr. Maria Singson, chief science officer at Genpact, tells us how AI gives Envision Racing an edge over the competition
She has a PhD in cognitive science and ran an analytics startup for five years before joining Genpact. As chief science officer, Dr. Singson is at the heart of making Genpact and our clients prediction-savvy organizations.
When asked what brought her to our company, she says it was “the promise of having sound infrastructure and being part of amazing innovations, while keeping my entrepreneurial spirit."
Genpact and Envision Racing are in the second year of a strategic partnership to drive long-term performance advantages for the team. Maria leads a team of data scientists from across the globe. They use cutting-edge AI technologies to analyze vast volumes of racing data and estimate the number of laps possible in each race. The team has built the Lap Estimate Optimizer (LEO) to help Envision Racing make accurate predictions and informed decisions about energy management at every stage of the race.
Their work also helps the Envision Racing drivers and their support teams to improve their strategies based on analytical insights from their time spent preparing for each city track in the racing simulator. Sam Bird and Robin Frijns can now uncover coaching opportunities and learn from each other's strengths on the track.
Looking ahead to the rest of the season, Maria's team may just give Envision Racing that extra edge to deliver more winning performances in future races at the FIA Formula E Championship, the world's first all-electric, single-seater, international racing series.