Christian Burke is the Lead Data Scientist at Refik Anadol Studio (RAS) in Los Angeles, California. RAS creates immersive public art installations for display all over the world. In his role at RAS, Christian leads a team of experts in data science, machine learning, and artificial intelligence as they gather large amounts of data, then create and train the algorithms that produce Refik’s generative digital art. Burke is also the Lead Web/Web3 Developer and Web3 Project Manager at RAS. In 2018, Christian was credited with compiling the then-largest dataset in existence. In his career, he has gathered over three billion images from public sources to use in Refik’s AI-generated art.
Christian Burke is also passionate about philanthropy. He has organized several charitable projects during his tenure at RAS, raising over seven million dollars for organizations such as UNICEF, St. Jude's, and the Alzheimer's Foundation.
Burke holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science. In his free time, when he’s not in the studio or installing art around the world, Burke enjoys spending time with friends, playing chess and poker, and hiking around his home in Los Angeles. One of his favorite quotes is by Robert Kiyosaki, "Winners are not afraid of losing. But losers are. Failure is an option, fear is not."