Kerrie Mengersen is a Distinguished Professor of Statistics and Director of the Centre for Data Science at QUT. Her career in statistical consulting and academic research has taken her across three states of Australia, the USA and France. Kerrie is a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Science, the Australian Academy of Social Sciences, and the Queensland Academy of the Arts and Sciences. Her overall ambition is to ‘use data better’, particularly in the fields of health, environment and industry. To this end, she has led over 30 major projects such as the current Long-term Benefits and Impacts Study with Queens Wharf Brisbane, the online interactive Australian Cancer Atlas and the Virtual Reef Diver program.
Jayachandran Ramachandran is the Senior Vice President and Head of Artificial Intelligence Labs at Course5 Intelligence. He is responsible for Applied AI research, Innovation and IP development. He is a highly experienced Analytics and Artificial Intelligence (AI) thought leader, design thinker, inventor with extensive expertise across a wide variety of industry verticals like Retail, CPG, Technology, Telecom, Financial Services, Pharma, Manufacturing, Energy, Utilities etc.
Helen Thompson is an Associate Professor of Statistics in the School of Mathematical Sciences and the Centre for Data Science at QUT. She specialises in statistical modeling and machine learning. With expertise in high-dimensional data analysis, space-time modeling, and optimum experimental design, she has made significant contributions to various fields including health, environment, and social sciences. She has published extensively in leading journals and her work provides valuable insights into complex datasets, uncovering hidden patterns and informing optimal decision-making processes in projects including Optimal Resource Extraction with BHP, Emergency Department Demand Modelling with Queensland Metro South Health and Hospital Services, Great Barrier Reef monitoring programs, and the Australian Cancer Atals.
Rohit Sroch is a Sr. AI Scientist at Artificial Intelligence Labs at Course5 Intelligence, with over 5 years of experience in the Natural Language Processing and Speech domains. He plays a pivotal role in conceptualizing and developing AI systems for the Course5 Products division. Simultaneously, he maintains an active involvement in his research endeavors, leading to the publication of several research papers in recent years. Also, his fervent interest in the constantly evolving landscape of AI drives him to engage in continuous research and stay abreast of the latest technologies.
Minsoo is a Senior Product Manager at Microsoft Azure Machine Learning designing and building out Responsible AI tools for data scientists. She’s worked with OSS tools such as InterpretML, Fairlearn, Responsible AI Toolbox and contributed to the UX of the Responsible AI dashboard now released in Azure Machine Learning. She has bachelor’s degrees in Applied Mathematics and Painting from Brown University and Rhode Island School of Design (RISD). Coming from an interdisciplinary background with experience in building machine learning models and products, analyzing data, and designing UX, she is always finding work at the intersection of AI/ML, design, and social sciences to empower data and ML practitioners to work ethically and responsibly end-to-end.
Mehrnoosh Sameki is a principal PM manager at Microsoft, where she leads emerging Responsible AI technology and tools and for the Azure Machine Learning platform. She has cofounded Error Analysis, Fairlearn and Responsible AI Toolbox and has been a contributor to the InterpretML offering. She earned her PhD degree in computer science at Boston University, where she currently serves as an adjunct assistant professor, offering courses in responsible AI. Previously, she was a data scientist in the retail space, incorporating data science and machine learning to enhance customers’ personalized shopping experiences.
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