Schedule

Saturday, November 14, 2020

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  Virtual Conference

9:00 a.m. EST

(2:00 p.m. UTC)

Welcome: Dean of the Schmidt College of Science, Teresa Wilcox, Ph.D.; University Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, Bret Danilowicz, Ph.D.; Associate Dean, Schmidt College of Science, William Kalies, Ph.D.; and President & CEO, Palm Beach Tech, Joe Russo

Welcome from FAU and college leadership. Logistics and technology review

9:20 a.m. EST

(2:20 p.m. UTC)

Keynote Speaker: Tom Creamer, IBM, Global Markets and Red Hat Synergy CTO for North America, Distinguished Engineer and Master Inventor

Title: Analytics/Artificial Intelligence in 5G and Edge Computing

Abstract: Everyone has seen advertisements or read about 5G. Some people have heard about Edge Computing, or at least you may think you know what it is about. This talk will help you understand what 5G and Edge Computing can do for the industries. Further, an understanding of how Analytics and AI provide value to industry enabled through 5G and Edge Computing will be discussed.

10:00 a.m. EST

(3:00 p.m. UTC)

Breakout Sessions 

(Talks taking place concurrently in separate breakout rooms)

"Opening the Black Box" 
Ben Fowler, Machine Learning Technical Leader at Southeast Toyota Finance
Chelsey Meise, Machine Learning Lead at Southeast Toyota Finance

"Examination of Fake Online Content from a Viral Perspective: An Interplay of Emotions, Resonance, and Sentiments"
Supriya Kaitheri, Ph.D., Senior Lecturer, Data Analytics & Adjunct Faculty at Middlesex University Dubai
Krishnadas Nanath, Ph.D., Associate Professor & Founder of Middlesex Insights Lab: Applied Data Analytics Hub at Middlesex University Dubai
Sonia Malik, Research Assistant at Middlesex University Dubai. Shahid Mustafa, Network Management & Cloud Computing at Middlesex University Dubai

"Facial Recognition of Hybrid Monkeys"
Connor Cane, Undergraduate Researcher at Florida Atlantic University        

"NLP and AI: Neural and Symbolic Approaches"
Nelson Correa, Data Architect V, Consultant with Bank of America and Founder and President of Andinum, Inc.

"Leveraging Twitter Data to Analyze the Virality of Covid-19 Tweets: A Text Mining Approach"
Geethu Joy, Adjunct Faculty at Middlesex University Dubai
Krishnadas Nanath, Associate Professor & Founder of Middlesex Insights Lab: Applied Data Analytics Hub at Middlesex University Dubai

"Artificial Intelligence for Information Extraction from Scientific Publications"
Silke Dodel, Visiting Assistant Professor at Florida Atlantic University and Founder of Deep Science, LLC.

"AI from Scratch to the Edge – Discussing the Fundamentals of How to Build Edge Applications, Opportunities and Challenges"  
Janki Vora, Telecommunications Thought Leader for Cloud and AI, IBM 
Ivan Portilla, Watson Solution Architect, IBM
Saurabh Choudhary, Advanced Product Specialist & Tech Specialist co-op, IBM

10:30 a.m. EST

(3:30 p.m. UTC)

Coffee Break

10:50 a.m. EST

(3:50 p.m. UTC)

Keynote Speaker: Adam Jones, Chief Revenue Officer, Miami Marlins

Title:   Data Culture in Sport Business

Abstract:  Truths, partial truths and untruths of data culture in sport business one and a half decades following the industry’s relative “awakening.”  How data is and is not informing the unique (yet common) business of sports, its thought leaders and the decisions of its practitioners.  And, for good measure, how a global pandemic and its disruption of live entertainment is changing all that.

11:30 a.m. EST

(4:30 p.m. UTC)

Breakout Sessions

(Talks taking place concurrently in separate breakout rooms)

"Using Virtual Reality to Visualize Sea Level Rise"
John Renne, Professor and Director, Center for Urban and Environmental Solutions (CUES), FAU; and Serena Hoermann, Assistant Director, FAU CUES

"AI and the Future of the Mind"
Susan Schneider, William F. Dietrich Distinguished Professor, FAU

"Big Data Corporate Governance Model: Linking Corporate Governance, Big Data and Audit Data Analytics"
Abdullah Almoshaigeh, Ph.D., Visiting Faculty, Accounting, FAU

"A Closer Look at Mobile App Usage as a Persistent Biometric: A Small Case Study"
Tempestt Neal, Ph.D., Assistant Professsor, Computer Science and Engineering and Director, Cyber Identity and Behavior Research Lab, University of South Florida
Md Asaduzzaman Noor, Graduate Teaching Assistant 
Gurpreet Kaptan, Affiliation in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering, University of South Florida
Vineeth Cherukupally, Software Engineer, Tata Consultancy Services 
Parush Gera, Doctoral Student, Computer Science and Engineering, University of South Florida

"A Priori and Association Rules for Affinity Analysis of Participation in Student Affairs"
Emari Wiles Lee, Undergraduate Researcher, Florida Atlantic University 
Yarema Boryshchak, Ph.D., Data Analyst, Florida Atlantic University
Rebecca Goldstein, Ph.D., Interim Director of Assessment & Research, FAU

"Transforming Telecom CSPs into Cognitive Enterprises Through AI/ML and Intelligent Workflows"
Utpal Mangla, VP & Senior Partner; Global Leader: IBM's Telecom Media Entertainment Industry Center of Competency
Satish Sadagopan, Associate Partner & Executive Architect, IBM
Matthews Thomas, Software Engineer, IBM

"A Period-halving Bifurcation Emerges in Arctic Sea Surface Temperature"
Emmanuelle Tognoli, Research Professor, Center for Complex Systems and Brain Sciences, Florida Atlantic University

12:00 p.m. EST

(5:00 p.m. UTC)

Coffee Break                               

12:20 p.m. EST

(5:20 p.m. UTC)

Keynote Speaker: Michelle DeDeo, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Mathematics and Statistics, UNF, & Mayo Clinic Research Collaborator

Title: The Rule of 77

Abstract: For many, the scale of the coronavirus crisis makes 9/11 or the 2008 financial crisis—events that reshaped society in lasting ways – look like bumps in the road. From how we shop and socialize, to the level of security and surveillance we’re accustomed to, even to the language we use, we are in the process of reorienting our relationship each other and to the outside world. Many are unsure how the rules we’ve modeled our businesses, careers and futures apply. Adopting the Rule of 77 may help to reshape the story of our lives and our businesses in a data-driven way.

1:00 p.m. EST

(6:00 p.m. UTC)

Breakout Sessions

(Talks taking place concurrently in separate breakout rooms)

"PEACE: Protecting the Elderly with AI for Clinical Emergencies"
Vivek Sreejithkumar, Undergraduate Researcher, FAU and Max Planck Florida Institute for Neuroscience
Isabella Grande, Undergraduate Researcher, FAU 
Mariam Rizvi, Undergraduate Research Assistant, FAU
William Hahn, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Mathematics and Co-Director, Machine Perception and Cognitive Robotics Lab

"AI System for People Detection, Recognition, and Tracking in 4-D Space-Time Continuum"
Anatoly Vasiliev, Ph.D., Independent Business Owner, AV Optics & Photonics. Yelena Desh, Ph.D., Disaster Management Group. Cam Collins, Chief Technology Officer at Disaster Management Group       

"Artificial Intelligence-Assisted Decision Support for Individualized Lung Cancer Radiotherapy"
Wazir Muhammad, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Physics, Florida Atlantic University  

"Application of Machine Learning to Skin Cancer Detection and Classification"
Andrew Terentis, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Chemistry and Biochemistry, FAU 
Xingquan Zhu, Ph.D., Professor, Computer & Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, FAU
John Strasswimmer, M.D., Ph.D., Clinical Affiliate Professor, Schmidt College of Medicine, FAU

"Little Data: An Overview of Machine Learning Techniques for Limited Datasets"
Misha Klopukh, Undergraduate Researcher, Machine Perception and Cognitive Robotics Lab, FAU  

"Prediction of Radiobiological Outcomes in Radiotherapy of Lung Cancer Through an Artificial Neural Network"
Mukunda Pudasaini, Ph.D. Candidate, Physics, FAU 
Theodora Leventouri, Ph.D., Professor of Physics and Director Medical Physics Program and the Center for Biomedical and Materials Physics, FAU 
Silvia Pella, Ph.D., Certified Medical Physicist and Affiliate Research Professor, FAU. Wazir Muhammad, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Physics, FAU

"Group Testing and Compressed Sensing for COVID-19 Using ddPCR"
Cassidy Mentus, Ph.D., Data Science and Mathematics, Researcher and Startup Founder

1:30 p.m. EST

(6:30 p.m. UTC)

Social Hour and Poster Sessions

Social hour with engagement activities from Palm BeacH Tech Association


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