San Francisco | October 29-November 1, 2019

West 2019 Speakers

For West 2019 have a incredible lineup of some of the best and brightest expert speakers and core contributors in data science

New speakers will be added weekly

ODSC will host more than 250 presenters. Speaker profiles are added weekly. Check back for updates.

Sample of Current Speakers

Michael I. Jordan, PhD
Michael I. Jordan, PhD

Distinguished Professor, ACM/AAAI Allen Newell Award Laureate

University of California, Berkeley

Rachel Thomas, PhD
Rachel Thomas, PhD

Founder & Researcher, Professor

fast.ai, University of San Francisco

Babak Hodjat, PhD
Babak Hodjat, PhD

Siri Co-Inventor, VP Evolutionary AI, Founder

Cognizant | Sentient Technologies

Cassie Kozyrkov, PhD
Cassie Kozyrkov, PhD

Chief Decision Scientist

Google

Ashok Srivastava, PhD
Ashok Srivastava, PhD

Senior Vice President and Chief Data Officer

Intuit

Gill Bejerano, PhD
Gill Bejerano, PhD

Professor

Stanford University

Adam Breindel
Adam Breindel

Apache Spark Expert, Data Science Instructor and Consultant

Joy Payton
Joy Payton

Supervisor, Data Education

Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

Cameron Sim
Cameron Sim

CEO

CrewSpark

Robert Alvarez, PhD
Robert Alvarez, PhD

Head of Data Science

Podium Education

Sarah Aerni, PhD
Sarah Aerni, PhD

Director of Data Science and Engineering

Salesforce

Alex Ratner
Alex Ratner

PhD Candidate

Stanford University

Alexander Spangher
Alexander Spangher

PhD Candidate

University of Southern California

Michael Tamir, PhD
Michael Tamir, PhD

Chief ML Scientist & Head of Machine Learning/AI

SIG

Guy Royse
Guy Royse

Developer Evangelist

DataRobot

Joshua Day, PhD
Joshua Day, PhD

Programmer

Julia Computing

Julien Simon
Julien Simon

Principal Evangelist ML/AI EMEA

Amazon

Karthik Dinakar, PhD
Karthik Dinakar, PhD

CTO & Co-founder

Pienso

Anna Veronika Dorogush
Anna Veronika Dorogush

CatBoost Team Lead

Yandex

Lukas Biewald
Lukas Biewald

Founder

Weights & Biases

Mayank Kejriwal, PhD
Mayank Kejriwal, PhD

Research Scientist

USC Information Sciences Institute

Laura Noren, PhD
Laura Noren, PhD

Director of Research, Professor

Obsidian Security, NYU Stern School of Business

Seth Weidman
Seth Weidman

Senior Data Scientist

Facebook

Sourav Dey, PhD
Sourav Dey, PhD

CTO

Manifold

Max Humber
Max Humber

Lead Instructor

General Assembly

Steven Pousty, PhD
Steven Pousty, PhD

Director of Developer Relations

Crunchy Data

Alex NG
Alex NG

Senior Data Engineer

Manifold

Brianna Schuyler, PhD
Brianna Schuyler, PhD

Data Scientist

Fenix International

Jared Lander
Jared Lander

Professor

Columbia Business School

Andreas Mueller, PhD
Andreas Mueller, PhD

Research Scientist, Core Developer of scikit-learn

Columbia Data Science Institute

Annie Darmofal
Annie Darmofal

Lead Product Designer

Civis Analytics

Simon Goring, PhD
Simon Goring, PhD

Assistant Research Scientist

University of Wisconsin - Madison

Oliver Zeigermann
Oliver Zeigermann

Consultant

embarc / bSquare

Christian Hidber, PhD
Christian Hidber, PhD

Consultant

bSquare

Rajiv Shah, PhD
Rajiv Shah, PhD

Data Scientist

DataRobot

Alex Ermolaev
Alex Ermolaev

Director of AI

Change Healthcare

David Talby, PhD
David Talby, PhD

CTO

Pacific AI

Jacob Schreiber
Jacob Schreiber

PhD Candidate

University of Washington

Katie Bauer
Katie Bauer

Senior Data Scientist

Reddit, Inc.

Suman Bhattacharya, PhD
Suman Bhattacharya, PhD

Senior Data Scientist

Uber

Liang Wu, PhD
Liang Wu, PhD

Machine Learning Data Scientist

Airbnb

Mehrnoosh Sameki, PhD
Mehrnoosh Sameki, PhD

Technical Program Manager

Microsoft

Bugra Akyildiz
Bugra Akyildiz

Senior Machine Learning Engineer

Jet

Benn Stancil
Benn Stancil

Chief Analyst

Mode Analytics

Sayak Paul
Sayak Paul

Data Science Instructor

DataCamp

Brian Lucena, PhD
Brian Lucena, PhD

Consulting Data Scientist

Agentero

Andrew Long, PhD
Andrew Long, PhD

Data Scientist

Fresenius Medical Care

Lars Hulstaert
Lars Hulstaert

Data Scientist

Microsoft

Samuel Taylor
Samuel Taylor

Data Scientist

Indeed

Bill Shander
Bill Shander

Founder

Beehive Media

Jane Adams
Jane Adams

Data Visualization Artist

University of Vermont Complex Systems Center

Andras Zsom, PhD
Andras Zsom, PhD

Lead Data Scientist

Advanced Research Computing at CCV, Brown University

Sanjana Ramprasad
Sanjana Ramprasad

Machine Learning Engineer

Mya Systems

Reza Shiftehfar, PhD
Reza Shiftehfar, PhD

Engineering Manager

Uber Technologies Inc.

Vinod Bakthavachalam
Vinod Bakthavachalam

Data Scientist

Coursera

Jonathan Purnell, PhD
Jonathan Purnell, PhD

VP of Data Science

Spectrum Labs

Yacov Salomon, PhD
Yacov Salomon, PhD

Partner and Co-founder

Super{set} and Backbone

Christina Lee Yu, PhD
Christina Lee Yu, PhD

Assistant Professor

Cornell University

Scott J Haines
Scott J Haines

Principal Software Engineer

Twilio

Gopal Erinjippurath
Gopal Erinjippurath

Senior Director, Analytics Engineering

Planet Labs Inc

Katie Malone, PhD
Katie Malone, PhD

Director of Data Science

Civis Analytics

Alex Holub, PhD
Alex Holub, PhD

CEO

Vidora

Marsal Gavalda, PhD
Marsal Gavalda, PhD

Head of Machine Learning

Square

Moses Guttmann
Moses Guttmann

CTO

allegro.ai

Scott Cronin, PhD
Scott Cronin, PhD

Senior Data Scientist

ShopRunner

Laurent El Ghaoui, PhD
Laurent El Ghaoui, PhD

Professor

University of California - Berkeley

Joshua Patterson
Joshua Patterson

Director, AI Infrastructure

NVIDIA

Jason Yosinski, PhD
Jason Yosinski, PhD

Co-founder & Research Scientist

Uber AI Labs

Bin Fan, PhD
Bin Fan, PhD

Founding Engineer & VP Open Source

Alluxio

Pallav Agrawal
Pallav Agrawal

Director, Data Science

Levi Strauss & Co.

Sean Kruzel
Sean Kruzel

Founder & CEO

Astrocyte Research

Gregory Valiant, PhD
Gregory Valiant, PhD

Professor

Stanford University

Joy Payton
Joy Payton

Supervisor, Data Education

Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

Jacob Baumbach
Jacob Baumbach

Deep Learning Engineer

SIG

Eric Ma, PhD
Eric Ma, PhD

Author of nxviz Package

Dawn Xiaodong Song, PhD
Dawn Xiaodong Song, PhD

Professor

University of California - Berkeley

Arun Verma, PhD
Arun Verma, PhD

Head, Quant Research Solutions Team

Bloomberg

David Talby, PhD
David Talby, PhD

CTO

Pacific AI

You Will Meet

  • Top speakers and practitioners in Machine Learning, Deep Learning, Data Visualization & Data Science @ Scale

  • Data Scientists and Data Analysts

  • Decision makers

  • Software Developers focused on Machine Learning, Deep Learning & Data Visualization

  • Data Science Innovators

  • CEOs, CTOs, CIOs

  • Industry leaders

  • Core contributors in the field of Machine Learning and Deep Learning

  • Data Science Enthusiasts

Why Attend?

Immerse yourself in talks, tutorials and workshops on Machine Learning and Deep Learning tools, topics, models and advanced trends

Expand your network and connect with like minded attendees to discover how Machine Learning and Deep Learning knowledge can transform not only your data models but also business and career

Meet and connect with the core contributors and top practitioners in the expanding and exciting field of Machine Learning and Deep Learning

Learn how the rapid rise of intelligent machines is revolutionizing how we make sense of data in the real world and its coming impact on the domains of business, society, healthcare, finance, manufacturing, and more

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