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Symposium Schedule

Venue: Auditorium 2 of the
QNCC - Qatar National Convention Centre, Education City, Doha.

MONDAY - March 9, 2015

7:15

Registration and Arrival Coffee

8:00

Welcome and Opening Remarks

Ahmed Elmagarmid - Executive Director, QCRI
Jeffrey Johnson - President, Boeing Middle East
Mohammed Zaki - Principal Scientist, QCRI
Dragos Margineantu - Technical Fellow, Boeing Research & Technology

8:30

Machine Learning from Electronic Health Records and Genomic Data
David Page - University of Wisconsin, Madison

9:30

Leveraging Spatiotemporal Patient Data to Improve Patient Outcomes
Jenna Wiens - University of Michigan

10:30

Coffee Break

10:45

Some Important Directions in Computer Science Research
Mounir Hamdi - Hamad bin Khalifa University

11:00-12:30

Spotlights Session - Contributed Submissions

12:30-14:30

Lunch Break and Poster Session

14:30

Inferring Relevant Subnetworks from Genome-Wide Experiments
Mark Craven - University of Wisconsin, Madison

15:30

Coffee Break and Poster Session (continued)

15:45

Intelligible Models for Healthcare
Rich Caruana - Microsoft Research

16:45 - 18:00

Research Panel on Machine Learning for Healthcare and Medicine

19:00 - 22:00

MLDAS Banquet and Dinner - by invitation only.

TUESDAY - March 10, 2015

7:30

Registration and Arrival Coffee

8:00

Opening Remarks
Divyakant Agrawal - Research Director, Data Analytics, QCRI

8:30

Mining Large Graphs and Fraud Detection
Christos Faloutsos - Carnegie Mellon University

9:15

Counting, Detecting and Tracking People in Crowded Scenes
Mubarak Shah - University of Central Florida

10:00-10:30

Coffee Break

10:30

Understanding Social Dynamics from Online Behavior - Techniques and Applications
Jaideep Srivastava - Research Director, Social Computing, QCRI

11:00

Leveraging Computational Social Science to address Grand Societal Challenges
Noshir Contractor - Northwestern University

11:45-13:15

Lunch Break

13:15

Catching Bad Guys with Graph Mining and Visualization
Polo Chau - Georgia Institute of Technology

14:00

Learning Intelligent Assistants for Surveillance
Dragos Margineantu - Boeing Research and Technology

14:45

The Best of Both Worlds - Combining Supervised Learning and Deterministic Simulation
Gary Delaney - CSIRO

15:15

Coffee Break

15:45

Geometry Learning
David Epstein - University of Warwick

16:00 - 17:15

Research Panel on Machine Learning for Graph Data, Security and Surveillance

17:15

Closing Remarks