U.S. Bank hires head of AI

Tanushree Luke

U.S. Bank, Minneapolis, hired Tanushree Luke to lead artificial intelligence efforts at the company, where she will drive tech development within the bank’s innovation group and overall AI strategies. 

“I’ve been impressed with the many innovations U.S. Bank has brought and led within the banking industry and I’m excited to be a part of the developments to come,” Luke said.

Before stepping into her role at the $488 billion bank, Dr. Luke was the head of predictive AI and machine learning for McLean, Va.-based Capital One’s conversational AI platform. Prior to that, she was the chief data scientist at BitVoyant, and the technical lead for the department of defense/DARPA network defense program. 

The tech-leader also held leadership roles at companies supporting the Department of Homeland Security and the department of energy. Her research background includes lead roles at George Mason University, Fairfax, Va., Harvard Medical School and the University of Notre Dame, South Bend, Ind.

“Tanu has been a respected thought leader for more than 15 years in cutting-edge technology domains,” said Dominic Venturo, chief innovation officer at U.S. Bank. 

Luke has a Ph.D in theoretical and mathematical physics and a master’s degree in physics and applied engineering from George Mason University, and an undergraduate degree in physics and history from Notre Dame.

“She has the right experience, a dynamic combination of strategic vision and technical acumen, and a deep understanding of underlying trends that will help U.S. Bank deliver tremendous value and insight for our customers and employees,” Venturo said.