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Climate Change and ML in the Private Sector
Aisha Walcott-Bryant · Lea Boche · Anima Anandkumar

Fri Dec 11 10:00 AM -- 11:00 AM (PST) @ None

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Aisha Walcott-Bryant (IBM Research)

I am a research scientist and manager at IBM Research Africa - Nairobi, Kenya. I lead a team of phenomenal, brilliant researchers and engineers that use AI, Blockchain, and other technologies to develop innovations in Global Health, Water Access and Management, and Climate. I earned my PhD in the Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Department at MIT in robotics, as a member of the Computer Science and Artificial Intelligent lab (CSAIL).

Lea Boche (Electric Power Research Institute)
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.

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