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MLDAS 2018 Symposium Schedule


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

Monday, 12 March 2018

7:30 - 8:00

Registration

Session 1 chair: Dr. Sanjay Chawla

8:00 - 8:20

Opening Remarks

Ahmed Elmagarmid - Executive Director, QCR, HBKU

Bernard Dunn - President, Boeing Middle East

Sanjay Chawla - Research Director, Data Analytics, QCRI, HBKU

Dragos Margineantu - Fellow Scientist, Boeing Research and Technology

8:20 - 9:00

Applied Machine Learning

Poul Petersen, BigML, Inc.

(invited talk)

9:00 - 9:20

Human Centric Machine Learning

Seema Chopra, Boeing Research and Technology, India

(invited talk)

9:20 - 09:40

Coffee Break

Session 2 chair: Dr. Dragos Margineantu

09:40 - 10:20

Computational problems in mining urban data

Aristides Gionis, Aalto University

(invited talk)

10:20 - 11:00

TBD

David Betz, Boeing Global Services

(invited talk)

11:00 - 11:20

Temporal Regularized Tensor Factorization for Monitoring and Forecasting of Traffic Congestion

Abdelkader Baggag, QCRI, HBKU

(contributed talk)

11:20 - 12:00

Thinking Spatial

Mohammad Mokbel , QCRI, HBKU

(invited talk)

12:00 - 13:20

Poster Session (contributed papers) & Lunch

Session 3 chair: Dr. Zachary Jorgensen

13:20 - 14:00

Wavelet-based Scaling Indices for Machine Learning

Branislav Vidakovic, Georgia Institute of Technology and Emory University

(invited talk)

14:00 - 14:40

Learning from Time Series Sensor Data

David Philip Hallac , Stanford University

(invited talk)

14:40 - 15:00

Coffee Break

Session 4 chair: Dr. Zachary Jorgensen

15:00 - 15:20

Research Roadmap for Automatic Persona Generation: Principles and Open Questions

Joni Salminen , QCRI, HBKU

(contributed talk)

15:20 - 15:40

Capsule-Net for Urdu Digits Recognition

Talha Iqbal, COMSATS Institute of Information Technology

(contributed talk)

15:40 - 16:20

Quantum information from a physics perspective

Sahel Al Ashab, Qatar Environment and Energy Research Institute (QEERI), HBKU

(invited talk)

 

Tuesday, 13 March 2018

Session 1 chair: Dr. Dragos Margineantu

8:00 - 8:40

Five Pillars for Advancing Applied AI Research

Ramsis Adam, Director of Analytics and Simulation Technology, Boeing

(invited talk)

8:40 - 9:20

Some Directions for Exploration

Benjamin Van Roy, Stanford University

(invited talk)

9:20 - 9:40

Coffee Break

Session 2 chair: Dr. Sanjay Chawla

9:40 - 10:20

BreathPrint: Breathing Acoustics Based User Authentication

Aruna Prasad Seneviratne, University of New South Wales

(invited talk)

10:20 - 12:00

PANEL & DISCUSSION (TBD)

Ahmed Elmagarmid - Executive Director, QCRI, HBKU

Benjamin van Roy, Stanford University

Dragos Margineantu - Boeing Research and Technology

12:00 - 13:20

LUNCH

Session 3 chair: Dr. Zachary Jorgensen

13:20 - 14:00

Making Data Meaningful to People through Stories

Larry Birnbaum, Northwestern University

(invited talk)

14:00 - 14:40

Opportunities and Limitations of Face Detection Technology

Jisun An, QCRI, HBKU

(invited talk)

14:40 - 15:00

Regularized Gradient Boosting Machines for Inferring Gene Regulatory Networks and Applications in Cancer

Raghvendra Mall , QCRI, HBKU

(invited talk)

15:00 - 15:20

Coffee Break

Session 4 chair: Dr. Dragos Margineantu

15:20 - 16:00

Machine Learning that Works

Francisco Martin - BigML, Inc.

(invited talk)

16:00 - 16:20

Next utterance ranking based on context response similarity

Basma El Amel Boussaha, University of Nantes

(contributed talk)

16:20 - 16:30

Closing Remarks