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Symposium Schedule

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

MONDAY - March 13, 2017

7:15

Registration and Arrival

8:30

Welcome and Opening Remarks

Ahmed Elmagarmid - Executive Director, QCRI
Roula Droubi - Director, Boeing Middle East
Sanjay Chawla - Principal Scientist, QCRI

9:00

Applied Machine Learning and AI - Current State, Research Questions and Practical Questions
Dragos Margineantu - Boeing Research and Technology

9:30

Coffee Break

10:00

On integrating Machine Learning and Social Science Methods: Toward a Data Intensive Social and Decision Science
Ramayya Krishnan - Carnegie Mellon University

10:45

Risk Scoring for Car Insurance
Rade Stanojevic - QCRI

11:30-12:00

Spotlights Session - Contributed Submissions

12:00-14:00

Lunch Break and Poster Session

14:00

Large-Scale Human Activity Understanding from Video
Bernard Ghanem - KAUST

14:45

Machine Learning for Hyperspectral Image Analysis
Zachary Jorgensen - Boeing Research and Technology

15:30

Coffee Break and Poster Session (continued)

16:00

AZURE: A Cloud Platform for Intelligent Business Solutions
Jacob Spoelstra - Microsoft

16:45

Real-Time Image Processing on Social Media During Crisis Events
Ferda Ofli - QCRI

17:00

Coverage and Robustness in Multi-Modal Transportation Networks
Abdelkader Baggag - QCRI

TUESDAY - March 14, 2017

8:00

Registration and Arrival Coffee

8:30

Composing Music with Recurrent Neural Networks
Christian Walder - CSIRO - Data 61

9:15

Deep Learning for Precision Medicine
Cesare Furlanello - Fondazione Bruno Kessler

10:00-10:30

Coffee Break

10:30

Applications of Anomaly Detection and Precursor Identification in Airspace Operations
Bryan Matthews - NASA Ames Research Center

11:15

Learning from Human and Animal Trajectories
Xiangliang Zhang - KAUST

12:00-13:30

Lunch Break

13:30

Machine Learning @Amazon
Rajeev Rastogi - Amazon.com

14:15

Heavy Hitter Estimation over Set-valued Data with Local Differential Privacy
Ting Yu - QCRI

15:00

Coffee Break

15:30 - 17:00

Research Panel on Applied AI and Machine Learning

17:00

Closing Remarks