Dr Ramayya Krishnan, dean of Carnegie Mellon University’s Heinz College, will address the fourth Machine Learning and Data Analytics Symposium (MLDAS) in Qatar on March 13.
Dr Krishnan will be discussing ‘Integrating Machine Learning and Social Science Methods: Toward a Data Intensive Social and Decision Science’ at the symposium, organised by Hamad Bin Khalifa University’s Qatar Computing Research Institute (QCRI) and Boeing Company.
Dr Sanjay Chawla, principal scientist of QCRI’s Data Analytics group, described Dr Krishnan as a “world-leading authority on the application of operations research and management science to consumer and social behaviour.”
Dr Krishnan is among more than a dozen world-class computing experts who will address the symposium. Other speakers at the event will include Dr Rajeev Rastogi, director of Machine Learning at Amazon, India, who will speak on “Machine Learning @ Amazon.” Dr Bryan Matthews, of NASA Ames Research Centre, will also discuss “Applications of Anomaly Detection and Precursor Identification in Airspace Operations,” and Dr Christian Walder, of CSIRO Australia, will talk about “Composing Music with Recurrent Neural Networks”.
“This year’s programme  will build on the past three events, in which more than 30 researchers of international standing, many of them ACM and IEEE fellows, have given talks at MLDAS,” Dr Chawla said.
“Over the past five years we have matured many solutions that rely on machine learning and provide accurate predictions and detections. We now started to have an understanding how to take those predictions and transform them into decisions and actions.That will ultimately change our world for the better,” said Dragos Margineantu, technical fellow, Boeing Research and Technology.

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