Our Featured Responsible AI and Social Good Speakers
Luc Moreau, PhDProfessor of Computer Science and Head of the Department of Informatics King's College
Sara KhalidAssociate Professor | Senior Research Fellow, Biomedical Data Science and Health Informatics University of Oxford
Dr. Anand Srinivasa RaoGlobal Artificial Intelligence Lead | AI-Emtech Lead in Labs | Partner in Analytics Insights PwC
Nuria Oliver, PhDCommissioner to the President, AI Strategy and Data Science | Cofounder and Vice President | Chief Data Scientist Valencian Government | ELLIS | ELLIS Alicante Unit Foundation | Data-Pop Alliance
Luc Moreau, PhD
Luc Moreau is a Professor of Computer Science and Head of the department of Informatics, at King’s College London. Before joining King’s, Luc was Head of the Web and Internet Science, in the department of Electronics and Computer Science, at the University of Southampton.
Luc was co-chair of the W3C Provenance Working Group, which resulted in four W3C Recommendations and nine W3C Notes, specifying PROV, a conceptual data model for provenance the Web, and its serializations in various Web languages. Previously, he initiated the successful Provenance Challenge series, which saw the involvement of over 20 institutions investigating provenance inter-operability in 3 successive challenges, and which resulted in the specification of the community Open Provenance Model (OPM). Before that, he led the development of provenance technology in the FP6 Provenance project and the Provenance Aware Service Oriented Architecture (PASOA) project.
He is on the editorial board of “PeerJ Computer Science” and previously he was editor-in-chief of the journal “Concurrency and Computation: Practice and Experience” and on the editorial board of “ACM Transactions on Internet Technology”.
Sara is a Senior Research Associate in Biomedical Data Science and University Research Lecturer at the University of Oxford, where she is the Machine Learning Lead in the Centre for Statistics in Medicine. She has 12 years of experience in machine learning, signal processing, and intelligent remote monitoring research, with applications in biomedical and planetary health informatics. Sara has served on the NASA Frontier Development Lab Artificial Intelligence Panel and the NASA Climate Challenge Big Think. She is a National Geographic Society Explorer in Tracking Plastic Pollution with Remote Monitoring and Machine Learning. Sara is also a University of Oxford Ambassador for Women in Data Science.
Danushka Bollegala, PhD
Danushka Bollegala is a Professor in the Department of Computer Science, University of Liverpool, UK. He obtained his PhD from the University of Tokyo in 2009 and worked as an Assistant Professor before moving to the UK. He has worked on various problems related to Natural Language Processing and Machine Learning. He has received numerous awards for his research excellence such as the IEEE Young Author Award, best paper awards at GECCO and PRICAI. His research has been supported by various research council and industrial grants such as EU, DSTL, Innovate UK, JSPS, Google and MSRA. He is an Amazon Scholar.
Dr. Anand Srinivasa Rao
Dr. Anand S. Rao is the Global Artificial Intelligence Leader for PwC. He is also the leader of PwC’s AI and Emerging Technology practice. With over 35 years of industry and consulting experience, Anand leads a team of practitioners who advise C-level executives and implement advanced analytics and AI-based solutions on a variety of strategic, operational, and ethical use cases. With his PhD and research career in Artificial Intelligence and his subsequent experience in management consulting he brings business domain knowledge, software engineer expertise, and statistical expertise to generate unique insights into the practice of ‘data science’.
Prior to joining management consulting, Anand was the Chief Research Scientist at the Australian Artificial Intelligence Institute. He received his PhD from University of Sydney (with a University Postgraduate Research Award-UPRA) in 1988 and an MBA (with Award of Distinction) from Melbourne Business School in 1997. Anand has also co-edited four books on Intelligent Agents and has published over fifty papers in Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence in major journals, conferences, and workshops.
He has received widespread recognition for his extraordinary contributions in the field of consulting and Artificial Intelligence Research. He has received the Most Influential Paper Award for the Decade in 2007 from the Autonomous Agents & Multi-Agent Systems organization for his contribution on the Belief-Desire-Intention Architecture; MBA Award of Distinction from Melbourne Business School, 1997 and University Postgraduate Research Award (UPRA) from University of Sydney, 1985; Distinguished Alumnus Award from Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Pilani, India; He was recognized as one of Top 50 Data & Analytics professionals in USA and Canada by Corinium; one of Top 50 professionals in InsureTech; one of Top 25 Technology Leaders in Consulting; and has won a number of awards for his academic and business papers. Anand is an Adjunct Professor in BITS Pilani’s APPCAIR AI Center. He also serves on the Advisory Board of Oxford University’s Institute for Ethics in AI, World Economic Forum’s Global AI Council, OECD’s Network of Experts on AI (ONE), OECD’s AI Compute initiative, Advisory Board of Northwestern’s MBAi program, Responsible AI Institute, Nordic AI Institute, and International Congress for the Governance of AI. Anand Rao can be contacted on any of the following channels: Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/anandsrao/ Twitter:@AnandSRao Medium: https://anandsrao.medium.com/ Semantic Scholar: https://www.semanticscholar.org/author/Anand-Srinivasa-Rao/145946928
Nuria Oliver, PhD
Nuria Oliver is the Commissioner to the President of the Valencian Government on AI Strategy and Data Science against COVID-19; Cofounder and Vicepresident of ELLIS; Cofounder of the ELLIS Alicante Unit Foundation; Chief Data Scientist at Data-Pop Alliance.
Nuria earned her PhD from MIT; is a Fellow of the IEEE, an ACM Fellow and Fellow; Member of the Spanish Royal Academy of Engineering, SIGCHI Academy and Academia Europaea. She has 25+ years of research experience in human-centric AI and is the author of 160+ widely cited scientific articles as well as an inventor of 40+ patents and a public speaker. Her work is regularly featured in the media and has received numerous recognitions, including the Spanish National Computer Science Award (Angela Ruiz Robles category), the MIT TR100 (today TR35) Young Innovator Award (first Spanish scientist to receive this award); 2019 Data Scientist of the Year in Europe; 2020 Data Scientist of the Year by ESRI. She has recently co-led ValenciaIA4COVID, the winning team of the 500k XPRIZE Pandemic Response Challenge.
Aoife Cahill, PhD
Aoife Cahill is a Natural Language Processing (NLP) expert and a director of AI research at Dataminr, the leading real-time information discovery platform. Since joining in 2021, Aoife has led a team of data scientists focused on the efficient iterative process of developing and evaluating AI technology that supports the expansion of Dataminr’s internal and external products.
Prior to Dataminr, Aoife led a team of research scientists and engineers working on high-stakes NLP applications in the educational domain at the Educational Testing Service (ETS). The NLP teams at ETS are known leaders in the field of developing and deploying robust, well-documented, scalable NLP prototypes that maintain fairness across user groups.
Aoife holds a PhD in Computational Linguistics from Dublin City University, Ireland, and has also spent time conducting NLP research in Germany, Norway and in the U.S. As an active member of the computational linguistics research community, her research has been published in top-tier journals including Computational Linguistics and the Journal of Research on Language and Computation, as well as conference proceedings at the annual conference for the Association for Computational Linguistics (ACL), the International Conference on Computational Linguistics (COLING) and the Conference on Empirical Methods in Natural Language Processing (EMNLP).
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Hadrien Jean, PhD
Hadrien Jean is a machine learning scientist working at My Medical Assistent where he is developing deep learning models in the medical domain. He wrote the book Essential Math for Data Science (https://www.essentialmathfordatascience.com/) aimed at helping people to get the math needed in data science from a coding perspective. He previously worked at Ava on speech diarization. He also worked on a bird detection project using deep learning. He completed his Ph.D. in cognitive science at the École Normale Supérieure (Paris, France) on the topic of auditory perceptual learning with a behavioral and electrophysiological approach. He has published a series of blog articles aiming at building intuition on mathematics through code and visualization (https://hadrienj.github.io/posts/).
Keith McCormick serves as CloudFactory’s Chief Data Science Advisor. He’s also an author, LinkedIn Learning contributor, university instructor, and conference speaker. Keith has been building predictive analytics models since the late 90s. More recently his focus has shifted to helping organizations build and manage their data science teams.
Prathiba is an experienced Data Scientist with a rich background in the Insurance industry. With a Master’s degree in Operational Research with Applied Statistics and Risk, her passion takes form through seeing the varying applications of Machine Learning and AI techniques, and how they propel data scientists to build better models and solutions. Skilled in data analysis and modelling, she utilizes SAS software and Open Source to assess and address problems within enterprise organizations.
Alex Athorne is a Research Engineer at Seldon, where he works on open-source libraries for explainability and drift detection. He studied mathematics at Warwick and went on to do a PhD at Imperial College London in dynamical systems. He’s passionate about open-source development and writing about his experiences in ML.
Suraj is an ML engineer and developer advocate at Meta AI. In a previous life, he was a data scientist in personal finance. After being bitten by the deep learning bug, he worked in healthcare research (predicting patient risk factors) and behavioral finance (preventing overly-risky trading). Outside of work, you can find him hiking barefoot in the Catskills or being tossed on the Aikido mat.
Johnathan Roy Azaria
Experienced Data Scientist and Tech Lead at Imperva’s threat research group where I work on creating machine learning algorithms to help protect our customers against web app and DDoS attacks. Before joining Imperva, I obtained a B.Sc and M.Sc in Bioinformatics from Bar Ilan University.
Adam Reichenthal, PhD
Adam is an experienced Data Scientist at Imperva’s threat research group where he works on creating machine learning algorithms to help protect Imperva’s customers against database attacks. Before joining Imperva, he obtained a PHD in Neuroscience from Ben-Gurion University of the Negev.
Originally from Cambridge, Matt now helps clients move to a data centric ML approach having worked with clients across autonomous vehicles, green energy and fintech whilst providing meaningful work in the developing world. Away from work Matt has a passion for photography, traveling and unusual cars. In fact his passion for unusual cars bought him to import a Nissan Stagea from Japan to the UK.
Tuhin Sharma is Senior Principal Data Scientist at Redhat in the Corporate Development and Strategy group. Prior that he worked at Hpersonix as AI Architect. He also co-founded and has been CEO of Binaize, a website conversion intelligence product for e-commerce SMBs. He received master’s degree from Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee in Computer Science with specialization in Data Mining. He received bachelor’s degree from Indian Institute of Engineering Science and Technology Shibpur in Computer Science. He loves to code and collaborate on open source and research projects. He has 4 research papers and 5 patents in the field of AI and NLP. He is reviewer of IEEE MASS conference in the AI track. He writes deep learning articles for O’reilly with the collaboration with AWS MXNET team. He loves to play TT and Guitar in his leisure time. His favorite quote is “Life is Beautiful”.
Ville has been developing infrastructure for machine learning for over two decades. He has worked as an ML researcher in academia and as a leader at a number of companies, including Netflix where he led the ML infrastructure team that created Metaflow, a popular open-source framework for data science infrastructure. He is a co-founder and CEO of Outerbounds, a company developing modern human-centric ML. He is also the author of the book Effective Data Science Infrastructure, published by Manning.
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