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Panel - The Role of Communication at Large: Aparna Lakshmiratan, Jason Yosinski, Been Kim, Surya Ganguli, Finale Doshi-Velez
Aparna Lakshmiratan · Finale Doshi-Velez · Surya Ganguli · Zachary Lipton · Michela Paganini · Anima Anandkumar · Jason Yosinski

Sat Dec 14 04:15 PM -- 05:10 PM (PST) @ None

The panel with Aparna Lakshmiratan, Jason Yosinski, Been Kim, Surya Ganguli, Finale Doshi-Velez will be moderated by Zack Lipton.

Author Information

Aparna Lakshmiratan (Facebook)

I am the PM lead for the AI Platform in Facebook AI (PyTorch 1.0, Data Tools and Developer Ecosystem) Before Facebook, I worked in Microsoft building and shipping several products including a new Click Prediction system for Bing Ads, several enhancements to the Speller and Query Alterations engine in Bing and most recently an interactive machine learning platform for non-experts at Microsoft Research. I have a PhD in Computer Science from MIT.

Finale Doshi-Velez (Harvard)
Surya Ganguli (Stanford)
Zachary Lipton (Carnegie Mellon University)
Michela Paganini (Facebook)
Anima Anandkumar (NVIDIA / Caltech)

Anima Anandkumar is a Bren professor at Caltech CMS department and a director of machine learning research at NVIDIA. Her research spans both theoretical and practical aspects of large-scale machine learning. In particular, she has spearheaded research in tensor-algebraic methods, non-convex optimization, probabilistic models and deep learning. Anima is the recipient of several awards and honors such as the Bren named chair professorship at Caltech, Alfred. P. Sloan Fellowship, Young investigator awards from the Air Force and Army research offices, Faculty fellowships from Microsoft, Google and Adobe, and several best paper awards. Anima received her B.Tech in Electrical Engineering from IIT Madras in 2004 and her PhD from Cornell University in 2009. She was a postdoctoral researcher at MIT from 2009 to 2010, a visiting researcher at Microsoft Research New England in 2012 and 2014, an assistant professor at U.C. Irvine between 2010 and 2016, an associate professor at U.C. Irvine between 2016 and 2017 and a principal scientist at Amazon Web Services between 2016 and 2018.

Jason Yosinski (Uber AI; Recursion)

Dr. Jason Yosinski is a machine learning researcher, was a founding member of Uber AI Labs, and is scientific adviser to Recursion Pharmaceuticals and several other companies. His work focuses on building more capable and more understandable AI. As scientists and engineers build increasingly powerful AI systems, the abilities of these systems increase faster than does our understanding of them, motivating much of his work on AI Neuroscience: an emerging field of study that investigates fundamental properties and behaviors of AI systems. Dr. Yosinski completed his PhD as a NASA Space Technology Research Fellow working at the Cornell Creative Machines Lab, the University of Montreal, Caltech/NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, and Google DeepMind. His work on AI has been featured on NPR, Fast Company, the Economist, TEDx, XKCD, and on the BBC. Prior to his academic career, Jason cofounded two web technology companies and started a program in the Los Angeles school district that teaches students algebra via hands-on robotics. In his free time, Jason enjoys cooking, sailing, motorcycling, reading, paragliding, and sometimes pretending he's an artist.

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