Eric P. Xing is a Professor of Computer Science at Carnegie Mellon University, and the Founder, CEO, and Chief Scientist of Petuum Inc., a 2018 World Economic Forum Technology Pioneer company that builds standardized artificial intelligence development platform and operating system for broad and general industrial AI applications. He completed his undergraduate study at Tsinghua University, and holds a PhD in Molecular Biology and Biochemistry from the State University of New Jersey, and a PhD in Computer Science from the University of California, Berkeley. His main research interests are the development of machine learning and statistical methodology, and large-scale computational system and architectures, for solving problems involving automated learning, reasoning, and decision-making in high-dimensional, multimodal, and dynamic possible worlds in artificial, biological, and social systems. Prof. Xing currently serves or has served the following roles: associate editor of the Journal of the American Statistical Association (JASA), Annals of Applied Statistics (AOAS), IEEE Journal of Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence (PAMI) and the PLoS Journal of Computational Biology; action editor of the Machine Learning Journal (MLJ) and Journal of Machine Learning Research (JMLR); member of the United States Department of Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) Information Science and Technology (ISAT) advisory group. He is a recipient of the Carnegie Science Award, National Science Foundation (NSF) Career Award, the Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellowship in Computer Science, the United States Air Force Office of Scientific Research Young Investigator Award, the IBM Open Collaborative Research Faculty Award, as well as several best paper awards. Prof Xing is a board member of the International Machine Learning Society; he has served as the Program Chair (2014) and General Chair (2019) of the International Conference of Machine Learning (ICML); he is also the Associate Department Head of the Machine Learning Department, founding director of the Center for Machine Learning and Health at Carnegie Mellon University; and he is a Fellow of the Association of Advancement of Artificial Intelligence (AAAI), and an IEEE Fellow.
Yashesh Shroff is a Lead Strategy Planner at Intel where he focuses on enabling the AI ecosystem on heterogeneous compute. Recently, as a product manager, he was responsible for the AI and media/game graphics software ecosystem showcasing Intel’s latest-gen graphics architecture (10nm). He has over 15 years of technical and enabling experience, spanning optical modeling, statistical analysis, and capital equipment supply chain at Intel. He has over 20 published papers and 4 patents. He has a Ph.D. in EECS from UC Berkeley and a joint MBA from UC Berkeley Haas & Columbia Graduate School of Business.
Natural Language Processing with PyTorch(Half-Day Training)
Bethany Poulin is a data scientist and educator with expertise in statistical analysis, data visualization, and complex algorithmic problem-solving. She has worked as a professional data scientist and educator for the last 4 years and loves sharing what she has learned with her students. Her unusual background in Fine Arts and experience teaching high school give her a unique perspective on both problem-solving and the learning-teaching process. Prior to teaching this part-time course, she was a lead instructor in our Data Science Immersive program on the Boston campus. She teaches simply because she loves students and enjoys being a part of their success. She holds a BFA in Professional Photography from Rochester Institute of Technology, did post bachelor’s studies and the University of Montana in Environmental Biology, where she was recognized nationally as a Morris K Udall Scholar, is one semester away from an MS in Data Science from the City University of New York. She is has presented at PyOhio 2018 and 2019 and gave a presentation at ODSC East in 2019. In her spare time, Bethany is an avid fly fisherman, potter, and maker.
Introduction to Shiny Application Development(Half-Day Training)
Alejandro is a Ph.D. Candidate at Stanford University and Professor Ron Howard’s last doctoral student. His research focus is on approximation of multi-attribute utility functions with the use of thresholds and the implications that this approach has on the creation of better decision support automation. He is passionate about operationalizing decision making within organizations in a way that creates an “alive process”. Before coming to Stanford, he was an Operations consultant and an Operations Manager for several manufacturing businesses in his native Venezuela. He has led large teams in delivering results in operations rich fields such as food and heavy metal manufacturing.
Noemi Derzsy is a Senior Inventive Scientist at AT&T Chief Data Office within the Data Science and AI Research organization. Her research is centered on understanding and modeling customer behavior and experience through large-scale consumer and network data, using machine learning, network analysis/modeling, spatio-temporal mining, text mining and natural language processing techniques. She is an organizer of Data Umbrella meetup group and NYC Women in Machine Learning and Data Science meetup group, and she is a NASA Datanaut.
Prior to joining AT&T, Noemi was a Data Science Fellow at Insight Data Science NYC and a postdoctoral research associate at Social Cognitive Networks Academic Research Center at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. She holds a PhD in Physics, MS in Computational Physics, and has a research background in Network Science and Computer Science.
Teal Guidici is a Senior Machine Intelligence Scientist at Draper where she uses statistical techniques and machine learning algorithms to develop creative solutions for interesting data-driven problems in areas including biomedicine, finance, and remote sensing. Prior to Draper, she did graduate work creating new methods to analyze patterns of co-variation in complex datasets and applied these methods applied to high throughput metabolomics data. She has additional experience in survey design and data analysis in consumer marketing research. Dr. Guidici has a B.S. in Theoretical Mathematics from MIT, a M.S. in Bioinformatics and a Ph.D. in Statistics from the University of Michigan.
Echo State Networks for Time-Series Data (Tutorial)
Vinod Bakthavachalam is a Data Scientist working with the Content Strategy and Enterprise teams, focusing on using Coursera’s data to understand what are the most valuable skills across roles, industries, and geographies. Prior to Coursera, he worked in quantitative finance and studied Economics, Statistics, and Molecular & Cellular Biology at UC Berkeley.
Causal Inference in Data Science(Workshop)
Jon Krohn is Chief Data Scientist at the machine learning company untapt. He authored the book Deep Learning Illustrated, which was released by Addison-Wesley in 2019 and became an instant #1 bestseller that was translated into six languages. Jon is renowned for his compelling lectures, which he offers in-person at Columbia University, New York University, and the NYC Data Science Academy, as well as online via O’Reilly, YouTube, and his A4N podcast on A.I. news. Jon holds a doctorate in neuroscience from Oxford and has been publishing on machine learning in leading academic journals since 2010.
Stanislaw Kirillov is the leading developer in the group of ML-platforms in Yandex where he develops machine learning tools, supporting and developing infrastructure for them.
Gerald Quon is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology at the University of California at Davis. He obtained his Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of Toronto, M.Sc. in Biochemistry from the University of Toronto, and B. Math in Computer Science from the University of Waterloo. He also completed postdoctoral research training at MIT. His lab focuses on applications of machine learning to human genetics, genomics and health, and is funded by the National Science Foundation, National Institutes of Health, the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, and the American Cancer Society.
John Zedlewski is the director of GPU-accelerated machine learning on the NVIDIA Rapids team. Previously, he worked on deep learning for self-driving cars at NVIDIA, deep learning for radiology at Enlitic, and machine learning for structured healthcare data at Castlight. He has an MA/ABD in economics from Harvard with a focus in computational econometrics and an AB in computer science from Princeton.
GPU-accelerated Data Science with RAPIDS (Workshop)
Brian Lucena is a Principal at Lucena Consulting and a consulting Data Scientist at Agentero. An applied mathematician in every sense, he is passionate about applying modern machine learning techniques to understand the world and act upon it. In previous roles, he has served as SVP of Analytics at PCCI, Principal Data Scientist at Clover Health, and Chief Mathematician at Guardian Analytics. He has taught at numerous institutions including UC-Berkeley, Brown, USF, and the Metis Data Science Bootcamp.
Nadja Herger is a Data Scientist at Thomson Reuters Labs, based in Switzerland. She is primarily focusing on Deep Learning PoCs within the Labs, where she is working on applied NLP projects in the legal and news domains, applying her skills to text classification, metadata extraction, and summarization tasks. Before joining Thomson Reuters, she obtained her Ph.D. in Climate Science from the University of New South Wales, Australia. She has successfully made the transition from working with Spatio-temporal data to working with text-based data on the job. Nadja is passionate about education, which is reflected in her ongoing mentorship of students within Thomson Reuters, as well as South African students from previously disadvantaged groups who are aspiring to get into Data Science.
Daniel Whitenack (aka Data Dan) is a PhD trained data scientist who has been developing artificial intelligence applications in the real world for over 10 years. He knows how to see beyond the hype of AI and machine learning to build systems that create business value, and he has taught these skills to 1000’s of developers, data scientists, and engineers all around the world. Now with the AI Classroom event, Data Dan is bringing this knowledge to an live, online learning environment so that you can level up your career from anywhere!
Ravi Ilango is a Lead Data Scientist at a silicon valley startup in stealth mode. He is passionate in developing deployable deep learning solutions. Previously he was at StatesTitle and at Foghorn Systems as a Sr. Data Scientist and has over 10 years of experience at Apple as a data Scientist & at Applied Materials in Supply Chain Program Management. Ravi has a Graduate Certificate in Data Mining & Machine Learning from Stanford and completed a Masters Program in Aeronautics and Production Engineering from IIT Madras. He has a BS in Mechanical Engineering, Madras University.
Natural Language Processing with PyTorch(Half-Day Training)
Shagun Sodhani is a Research Engineer in the Facebook AI Research Group. He is primarily interested in lifelong reinforcement learning – training AI systems that can interact with and learn from the physical world and consistently improve as they do so without forgetting the previous knowledge. He did his MS from Mila, University of Montreal., where he was supervised by Dr. Yoshua Bengio and Dr. Jian Tang.
Multi-Task Reinforcement Learning(Tutorial)
Pablo Samuel Castro was born and raised in Quito, Ecuador, and moved to Montreal after high school to study at McGill. He stayed in Montreal for the next 10 years, finished his bachelors, worked at a flight simulator company, and then eventually obtained his masters and PhD at McGill, focusing on Reinforcement Learning. After his PhD Pablo did a 10-month postdoc in Paris before moving to Pittsburgh to join Google. He has worked at Google for over 8 years, and is currently a Staff Research Software Developer in Google Brain in Montreal, focusing on fundamental Reinforcement Learning research, as well as Machine Learning and Creativity. Aside from his interest in coding/AI/math, Pablo is actively trying to increase the presence of the latin american community in the AI research ecosystem. On the side, he’s an active musician (https://www.psctrio.com/), loves running (5 marathons so far, including Boston!), and enjoys discussing politics and activism.
Viktoriia Samatova is a Head of Applied Innovation team of Data Scientists within Reuters Technology division focused on discovering and applying new technologies to enhance Reuters products and improving efficiency of news content production and discoverability. Prior to joining Reuters, Viktoriia spent over 5 years at State Street Bank’s Global Exchange division where she was managing product development of academic and financial industry content ingestion platform, which was the first company-wide product application utilizing emerging technologies of AI and machine learning.
Bolei Zhou is an Assistant Professor with the Information Engineering Department at the Chinese University of Hong Kong. He received his PhD in computer science at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. His research is on machine perception and decision, with a focus on visual scene understanding and interpretable AI systems. He received the MIT Tech Review’s Innovators under 35 in Asia-Pacific award, Facebook Fellowship, Microsoft Research Asia Fellowship, MIT Greater China Fellowship, and his research was featured in media outlets such as TechCrunch, Quartz, and MIT News. More about his research is at http://bzhou.ie.cuhk.edu.hk/.
Victor S.Y. Lo is a seasoned Big Data, Marketing, Risk, and Finance leader with over 25 years of extensive consulting and corporate experience employing data-driven solutions in a wide variety of business areas, including Customer Relationship Management, Market Research, Advertising Strategy, Risk Management, Financial Econometrics, Insurance Analytics, Product Development, Healthcare Analytics, Operations Management, Transportation, and Human Resources. He is actively engaged with causal inference and is a pioneer of Uplift/True-lift modeling, a key subfield of data science.
Victor has managed teams of quantitative analysts in multiple organizations. He currently leads the AI and Data Science Center of Excellence, Workplace Investing at Fidelity Investments. Previously he managed advanced analytics/data science teams in Personal Investing, Corporate Treasury, Managerial Finance, and Healthcare and Total Well-being at Fidelity Investments. Prior to Fidelity, he was VP and Manager of Modeling and Analysis at FleetBoston Financial (now Bank of America), and Senior Associate at Mercer Management Consulting (now Oliver Wyman).
For academic services, Victor has been a visiting research fellow and corporate executive-in-residence at Bentley University. He has also been serving on the steering committee of the Boston Chapter of the Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS) and on the editorial board for two academic journals. He is also an elected board member of the National Institute of Statistical Sciences (NISS). Victor earned a master’s degree in Operational Research and a PhD in Statistics and was a Postdoctoral Fellow in Management Science. He has co-authored a graduate-level econometrics book and published numerous articles in Data Mining, Marketing, Statistics, and Management Science literature, and is completing a graduate-level book on causal inference in business.
Mikhail Burtsev is a head of Neural Networks and Deep Learning Laboratory at Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology. He is also founder and leader of open-source conversational AI framework DeepPavlov. Mikhail had proposed and co-organize a series of academic Conversational AI Challenges (including NIPS 2017, NeurIPS 2018, EMNLP 2020). His research interests are in fields of Natural Language Processing , Machine Learning, Artificial Intelligence and Complex Systems. Mikhail Burtsev has published more than 20 technical papers including – Nature, Artificial Life, Lecture Notes in Computer Science series and other peer reviewed venues.
Conversational AI with DeepPavlov(Workshop)
Luis Serrano is a Quantum AI Research Scientist at Zapata Computing. He is the author of the book Grokking Machine Learning and maintains a popular YouTube channel where he explains machine learning in pedestrian terms.
Luis has previously worked in machine learning at Apple and Google, and at Udacity as the head of content for AI and data science. He has a PhD in mathematics from the University of Michigan, a master’s and bachelors from the University of Waterloo, and worked as a postdoctoral researcher in mathematics at the University of Quebec at Montreal.
Introduction to Generative Modeling Using Quantum Machine Learning(Half-Day Training)
Leonardo De Marchi holds a Master in Artificial intelligence and has worked as a Data Scientist in the sports world, with clients such as the New York Knicks and Manchester United, and with large social networks, like Justgiving.
He now works as Head of Data Scientist and Analytics in Badoo, the largest dating site with over 420 million users. He is also the lead instructor at ideai.io, a company specialized in Reinforcement Learning, Deep Learning, and Machine Learning training.
NLP Fundamentals(Full-Day Training)
Charles is a PhD candidate at McGill University and Mila – the Québec AI Institute. He is interested in the design and development of improved diagnostic and decision-making tools in healthcare. He leads the Ubenwa Health, a collaboration between researchers in Canada and Nigeria, developing low-cost, AI-powered mobile app for the diagnosis of perinatal asphyxia from the infant cry. At the Montreal Children’s Hospital, Charles is involved in the APEX project, where he has been developing machine learning algorithms for analyzing cardiorespiratory behaviour of preterm newborns in order to determine their readiness for extubation. He has worked with Health Experiences Research Canada contributing to the design and leading the development of the HERS mobile app – a personalized recommendation tool for breast cancer patients. Charles is a Jeanne Sauvé Fellow and a Vanier Doctoral Scholar.
Jared Lander is the Chief Data Scientist of Lander Analytics a data science consultancy based in New York City, the Organizer of the New York Open Statistical Programming Meetup and the New York R Conference and an Adjunct Professor of Statistics at Columbia University. With a masters from Columbia University in statistics and bachelors from Muhlenberg College in mathematics, he has experience in both academic research and industry. His work for both large and small organizations ranges from music and fundraising to finance and humanitarian relief efforts.
He specializes in data management, multilevel models, machine learning, generalized linear models, data management and statistical computing. He is the author of R for Everyone: Advanced Analytics and Graphics, a book about R Programming geared toward Data Scientists and Non-Statisticians alike and is creating a course on glmnet with DataCamp.
Machine Learning in R Part I(Full-Day Training)
Machine Learning in R Part II(Full-Day Training)
Allen Downey is a Professor of Computer Science at Olin College of Engineering in Needham, MA. He is the author of several books related to computer science and data science, including Think Python, Think Stats, Think Bayes, and Think Complexity. Prof Downey has taught at Colby College and Wellesley College, and in 2009 he was a Visiting Scientist at Google. He received his Ph.D. in Computer Science from U.C. Berkeley, and M.S. and B.S. degrees from MIT.
Bayesian Statistics Made Simple(Workshop)
Robert Munro is an expert in combining Human and Machine Intelligence, working with Machine Learning approaches to Text, Speech, Image and Video Processing. Robert has founded several AI companies, building some of the top teams in Artificial Intelligence. He has worked in many diverse environments, from Sierra Leone, Haiti and the Amazon, to London, Sydney and Silicon Valley, in organizations ranging from startups to the United Nations. He has shipped Machine Learning Products at startups and at/with Amazon, Google, IBM & Microsoft.
Robert has published more than 50 papers on Artificial Intelligence and is a regular speaker about technology in an increasingly connected world. He has a PhD from Stanford University. Robert is the author of Human-in-the-Loop Machine Learning (Manning Publications, 2020)
Kumaran Ponnambalam is a seasoned veteran in everything data, with a reputation for delivering high-performance database and SaaS applications and currently specializing in leading Big Data Science and Engineering efforts.
Charles Givre recently joined JP Morgan Chase works as a data scientist and technical product manager in the cybersecurity and technology controls group. Prior to joining JP Morgan, Mr. Givre worked as a lead data scientist for Deutsche Bank. Mr. Givre worked as a Senior Lead Data Scientist for Booz Allen Hamilton for seven years where he worked in the intersection of cyber security and data science. At Booz Allen, Mr. Givre worked on one of Booz Allen’s largest analytic programs where he led data science efforts and worked to expand the role of data science in the program. Mr. Givre is passionate about teaching others data science and analytic skills and has taught data science classes all over the world at conferences, universities and for clients. Mr. Givre taught data science classes at BlackHat, the O’Reilly Security Conference, the Center for Research in Applied Cryptography and Cyber Security at Bar Ilan University. He is a sought-after speaker and has delivered presentations at major industry conferences such as Strata-Hadoop World, Open Data Science Conference and others. One of Mr. Givre’s research interests is increasing the productivity of data science and analytic teams, and towards that end, he has been working extensively to promote the use of Apache Drill in security applications and is a committer and PMC Member for the Drill project. Mr. Givre teaches online classes for O’Reilly about Drill and Security Data Science and is a coauthor for the O’Reilly book Learning Apache Drill. Prior to joining Booz Allen, Mr. Givre, worked as a counterterrorism analyst at the Central Intelligence Agency for five years. Mr. Givre holds a Masters Degree in Middle Eastern Studies from Brandeis University, as well as a Bachelors of Science in Computer Science and a Bachelor’s of Music both from the University of Arizona. Mr. Givre blogs at thedataist.com and tweets @cgivre.
Thomas J. Fan is a Staff Associate at the Data Science Institute at Columbia University. He is one of the core developers of scikit-learn, an open source machine learning library written in Python. Thomas holds a Masters in Mathematics from NYU and Masters in Physics from Stony Brook University. He also maintains skorch, a scikit-learn compatible neural network library that wraps PyTorch. He believes that developing open source software is one of the best ways to maximize one’s impact.
Introduction to Scikit-learn: Machine Learning in Python(Half-Day Training)
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