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Thursday, April 11 • 8:30am - 6:00pm
Applied Machine Learning Conference

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The Best Boutique Machine Learning Conference on the East Coast
The Applied Machine Learning Conference has sold out for two years running and continues to generate excitement with its focus on applied science and practitioner-driven content. This premier, day-long event features a who’s who of researchers, entrepreneurs, and writers, as well as numerous opportunities for networking and recruitment at mixers, power lunches, and afterparties, all on Charlottesville’s picturesque Downtown Mall.

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avatar for Joaquín Alori

Joaquín Alori

Research Engineer, Tryolabs
Joaquin Alori is a Research Engineer at Tryolabs, where he works on object tracking, pose estimation, and person re-id problems. Prior to joining Tryolabs he worked at ABB Uruguay as a Control Systems Engineer. He holds a BS in Manufacturing Engineering from Universidad de Montev... Read More →
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Will Badart

Machine Learning Engineer, Booz Allen Hamilton
Will is a web developer turned software engineer turned data scientist at Booz Allen Hamilton. At Booz Allen, Will designs and builds novel, AI-driven cyber defenses and systems to deliver them. Will has a passion for design, vim, martial arts, and open source software.
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Derek Bivona

PhD Candidate, Department of Biomedical Engineering, University of Virginia
Derek is a third-year PhD candidate in the Department of Biomedical Engineering at the University of Virginia. As a member of the Cardiac Biomechanics Group, he develops computer models to study heart growth and remodeling in response to both disease and therapy. Derek utilizes machine... Read More →
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Carlos Blancarte

Data Scientist, Elder Research
Carlos Blancarte is drawn to analytics for its power to capture complex relationships and influence decision making. Previously, Carlos was lead statistician for a marketing research firm where he engaged in every stage of the project lifecycle from collecting, cleaning and analyzing... Read More →
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Ben Bland

Student, James Madison University
Ben Bland is a senior ISAT student from James Madison University, with a dual concentration in Information Knowledge Management and Energy. He is currently working on a capstone project using TensorFlow to train a small autonomous vehicle.
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Adam Blum

CEO, Deep Learn
CEO/CTO of several technology startups, adjunct professor at CMU and UC Berkeley, author of Neural Networks in C++, several patents in machine learning and related disciplines
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Drew Bollinger

Developer, Development Seed
Drew is a developer and data analyst at Development Seed. He has rich experience running advanced analysis and machine learning algorithms on large geospatial data sets. He is passionate about using powerful analysis and visualization techniques to promote social change. He is a firm... Read More →
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Tom Brock

CEO, ConvergentAI
Tom brings over 30 years experience in software and analytics.  He has had roles ranging from COO, CIO, GM and Strategy, spanning from industrial automation to healthcare analytics.  He has BS degree in Electrical Engineering from Georgia Tech, is a graduate of GE’s management... Read More →
avatar for Taylor Brown

Taylor Brown

Lecturer of Statistics, University of Virginia
Broadly interested in Bayesian statistics, time series, and computation.

Tatyana Casino

Platform Software Engineer, WillowTree
Tatyana Casino is a software engineer at WillowTree, a mobile innovation agency. Tatyana has been building mobile apps for a variety of leading brands and clients. She has been developing for Android for 5 years, has done cross-platform development with Xamarin and worked on native... Read More →
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Martin Chobanyan

Data Scientist, Commonwealth Computer Research, Inc. (CCRi)
Martin is a data scientist at Commonwealth Computer Research. His most recent work involves using computer vision and deep learning to localize targeted behaviors from maritime vessel trajectory data. He recently graduated from the University of Virginia with a bachelors in mathematical... Read More →
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Nate Day

Data Scientist, HemoShear Therapeutics
Nathan builds analysis pipelines for drug discovery data. He utilizes Shiny applications and SQL databases to give researchers tools to explore their own experimental results. For fun Nathan practices yoga, plays squash, and helps on civic data projects. He's been living in Belmont... Read More →
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Kimberly Deas

Health Data Scientist, Rutgers University
Kimberly is a Health Data Scientist Consultant who works with for and non-profit organizations, academic institutions, and government agencies, providing statistical and data analytical support to their programs. Formerly educated in Chemistry and Pharmacology at the University of... Read More →
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Pierre DeBois

Founder / CEO, Zimana
Pierre DeBois is the founder and CEO of Zimana, an analytics services that help organizations achieve profitability improvements in marketing, Web development, and within their business operations. Zimana has provided services for businesses from many industries.Pierre has provided... Read More →
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Ryan Duve

Using Google's BERT to Ask Financial Documents Questions, S&P Global
Ryan holds a PhD in physics from the University of Virginia, where his research focused on optical quantum computing, graphene synthesis and cryonuclear physics. His first exposure to data science was while working at Thomas Jefferson National Laboratory and Duke University, where... Read More →
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Chris Eichelberger

Senior Software Developer / Data Scientist, CCRi
Chris is a long-time liberal arts and sciences advocate hiding behind a STEM career, so he talks funny, dresses worse, and is fond of the Oxford comma. In consideration of these faults, he has spent much of his adult life trying to divest of prescriptivism, which has unfortunate side... Read More →
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Daniel Emaasit

Data Scientist, Haystax
I am a Data Scientist at Haystax in Washington, D.C. My interests involve developing principled probabilistic models for problems where training data are scarce by leveraging knowledge from subject-matter experts and context information. In particular, I am interested in flexible... Read More →
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Andrew Fast

Chief Data Scientist, CounterFlow AI, Inc
Andrew Fast is the Chief Data Scientist and co-founder of CounterFlow AI, where he leads the implementation of streaming machine learning algorithms on CounterFlow AI's ThreatEye cloud-native analytics platform for Encrypted Traffic Analysis. Previously, Dr. Fast served as the Chief... Read More →
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Kashaun Finch

Student, James Madison University
I’m Kashuan Finch, a senior ISAT Major, with a concentration in Telecommunications, Networking and Security, and Robotics Minor at James Madison Univerisity. My interests in work and research are in applied machine learning, IT technology, software-defined devices, sustainable energy... Read More →
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Miriam Friedel

Director of Data Science, Skafos.ai
Dr. Miriam Friedel has spent over fifteen years in scientific and technical fields spanning theoretical physics, software engineering, transportation, neuroscience, and machine learning. She currently leads the data science team at Skafos.ai (formerly Metis Machine) in Charlottesville... Read More →
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William Goodrum

Data Scientist, Elder Research, Inc.
Will Goodrum is a Data Scientist with Elder Research, Inc., a Data Science and Machine Learning consultancy based in Charlottesville, VA. During his time with ERI, Will has provided Data Science and strategy consulting services to clients in industries like maritime risk, logistics... Read More →
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John Harris

Data Scientist, Cogit Analytics
John is the chief data scientist for Cogit Analytics. He has extensive experience designing and building advanced analytics, machine learning, and other quantitative solutions in supply chain, finance, and healthcare.
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Henry Harris

Student, University of Virginia
Henry is a fourth-year student at the University of Virginia studying Computer Science and Economics. He spent this past summer as an intern with Elder Research’s Data Science team here in Charlottesville, working primarily on time series predictive software. Outside of data science... Read More →
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Elizabeth Harrison

Dual Degree Candidate, University of Virginia School of Medicine & School of Data Science
Elizabeth Harrison is a fourth year medical student at the University of Virginia School of Medicine and a recent graduate of UVA's Master of Science in Data Science degree program. She is currently working on a number of clinical research projects involving the application of data... Read More →
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Matthew Hendrickson

Principal Data Analyst, HelioCampus
Matthew is passionate about data, analytics, and research. Since completing his Doctorate in Law and Policy, with a focus on Data Privacy, he muses over the legal implications of big data. However, he must balance those concerns against the tremendous benefit of amassing and analyzing... Read More →
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Sakshi Jawarani

Graduate Student, University of Virginia, Data Science Institute
I'm currently pursuing a Graduate degree in Data Science at the University Of Virginia. I look forward to using the technical competencies gained through my program and apply it to real world business problems. I believe like the human brain, data too has limitless potential and as... Read More →
avatar for Brad Johnson

Brad Johnson

Data Scientist, TwinThread
With a background in startup tech and consulting, Brad’s career in machine learning and industrial IoT kicked into high gear with a project helping Hershey produce Twizzlers more efficiently. As lead Data Scientist at TwinThread, Brad enjoys working on applying (and explaining... Read More →
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Mo Johnson

Community Lead, Data for Democracy
Maureen (Mo) Johnson has a background in public health, anthropology and social science research. She has worked and studied in Europe, North and South America, and Asia. Because of these diverse cultural and linguistic experiences, she became interested in digital cooperation, data... Read More →
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Neeyanth Kopparapu

Student, Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology
Neeyanth Kopparapu is a High School Junior at Thomas Jefferson High School in Alexandria, VA. As a student, he is interested in mathematics, computer science, and physics. He is especially interested in developing computer science (specifically artificial intelligence) models to help... Read More →
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Anton Korinek

Associate Professor, UVA Economics and Darden
Anton Korinek is an Associate Professor at the Department of Economics and the Darden School of Business at the University of Virginia. His current research focuses on the implications of rapid progress in Artificial Intelligence for inequality, work, and for the future of humanity... Read More →
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Olivera Kotevska

Postdoctoral researcher, Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Olivera Kotevska is a postdoctoral researcher in Computer Science and Mathematics at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), Tennessee, USA. Olivera received her Ph.D. degree in Computer Science from the University of Grenoble Alpes, Grenoble, France in 2018. Before joining ORNL, she... Read More →
avatar for Stephen Levin

Stephen Levin

Special Projects, Zapier
Stephen does Special Projects for the CEO at Zapier, a workflow automation tool used by over 3 million people to connect the work apps they use every day. He uses data to help inform decisions in product, strategy, marketing, and operations. He also founded Think Analytically, where... Read More →
avatar for Steven Lott

Steven Lott

Master Software Engineer, Capital One
Steve has been developing software since computers were large, expensive, and rare. He's written several books on Python, published by Packt.
avatar for Malcolm MacLachlan

Malcolm MacLachlan

Software Engineer, CCRi
Malcolm is a software engineer at CCRi. He has experience building web and mobile applications for data analytics. He is interested in the intersection of music and technology and co-owns a record label based out of Detroit, MI.
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Sean Mullane

Data Scientist, UVA Health System
Sean is currently working as a data scientist in the UVA Health System while completing a Master's degree at the UVA Data Science Institute, where he is researching the applications of machine learning to protein structure prediction. He has lived in Charlottesville, VA since graduating... Read More →
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Sarah Olson

Data Scientist, Booz Allen Hamilton
Sarah Olson is a Data Scientist at Booz Allen Hamilton, with current focus areas in cyber security, machine learning models, and natural language processing. Her projects at the company have supported a variety of her interests, ranging from developing models to detect credential... Read More →
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Esther Onega

Senior Project Manager for Alderman Renovation, University of Virginia Library
Ms. Onega has worked at the UVA Library since 1997, in a variety of librarian and project management positions. She received her MLS from University of Maryland and her Project Management certificate from the University of Virginia. Her strengths include a thorough knowledge of the... Read More →
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Bill Panak

Vice President, Data Science, Halo, the Supply Chain Intelligence Company
As VP of Data Science, my role is to create proprietary supply chain algorithms and foundational data workflow assets, and to productize and monetizing these assets on behalf of our customers. To do this, I draw on my experiences as a PhD “quant” and 25 years of work in psychology... Read More →
avatar for Murugesan Ramakrishnan

Murugesan Ramakrishnan

Graduate Student, Data Science Institute, University of Virginia
Murugesan is a current Graduate student at the Data Science Institute, University of Virginia. His research interest lies in solving problems in Natural Language Processing and Computer Vision using Deep Learning techniques, He also has a considerable experience in consulting solving... Read More →
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Rakesh Ravi

Graduate Student, University of Virginia, Data Science Institute
Rakesh is a graduate student in Data Science at the University of Virginia and has substantial industry experience in complex data analysis, text mining, data visualization and deploying machine learning models on real-world data. He is passionate about finding machine learning applications... Read More →
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Charu Rawat

Graduate Student, University of Virginia
Charu is currently a graduate student at UVA pursuing her Masters in Data Science at the Data Science Institute. Prior to this, she earned a bachelor's degree in Mathematics and worked at The D.E. Shaw Group for 3 years leveraging alternative data for investment decisions. Her research... Read More →
avatar for Austin Rochford

Austin Rochford

Chief Data Scientist, Monetate
Austin Rochford is Principal Data Scientist and Director of Monetate Labs. He is a founding member of Monetate Labs, where he does research and development for machine learning-driven marketing products. He is a recovering mathematician, a passionate Bayesian, and a PyMC3 developer... Read More →
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Erin Ryan

Astronomer, SETI Institute
Erin Lee Ryan is an asteroid that can be found approximately 4 AU from the Sun. It's human namesake can be mostly frequently found in the Charlottesville area trying to do science on some form of imagery. She holds a bachelors in astronomy from the University of Arizona and a PhD... Read More →
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Arnab Sarkar

Student, University of Virginia, Data Science Institute
Budding Data Scientist, with more than 3 years of experience in Oracle PL/SQL, Oracle E-Business Suite ERP platform, Oracle Demantra and Talend Data Integration tool. Currently pursuing a Master's degree in the field of Data Science and looking to expand my knowledge in both the statistical... Read More →
avatar for Aman Shrivastava

Aman Shrivastava

Student, University of Virginia
I am a Data Science masters student at the Data Science Institute, University of Virginia. With an eclectic background through my education and engagements with organizations in different domains, I am passionate about finding interdisciplinary applications of data science, particularly... Read More →
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Sameer Singh

Graduate Student, Data Science Institute, University of Virginia
Sameer Singh is currently pursuing M.S. in Data Science at the University of Virginia.He has considerable work experience in data analytics and consulting. At ZS Associates, he provided analytics based sales and marketing solutions such as promotion response modeling, marketing mix... Read More →
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Varshini Sriram

Graduate Student, Data Science Institute, University of Virginia
Varshini is currently a graduate student at the University of Virginia pursuing her Masters in Data Science. Her research interests include Natural Language Processing and Computer Vision. She is currently working on the Collective Biographies of Women project at UVA where the goal... Read More →
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Anthony Teate

Professor, James Madison University
Dr. Anthony A. Teate is a tenured Professor in the School of Integrated Sciences located in the College of Integrated Science and Engineering at James Madison University, where he is also the Director of the Data Science and Applied Machine Learning Laboratory. His current areas of... Read More →
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Renee Teate

Data Scientist, HelioCampus
Renee M. P. Teate is a Data Scientist at HelioCampus, and the creator of the Becoming a Data Scientist Podcast and @becomingdatasci twitter account. She has worked with data for her entire career - designing relational databases, creating reports and analyses, and most recently developing... Read More →
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Andrew Therriault

Manager, Infrastructure Data Science, Facebook
Andrew Therriault has spent the past decade building and leading data science programs for organizations across the political, nonprofit, government, and technology sectors. He founded the Democratic National Committee’s data science team in 2014 and was appointed the City of Boston’s... Read More →
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Samantha Toet

Partner Marketing, RStudio
Samantha Toet is a C'ville native, UVA alum, and the Founder of R-Ladies Charlottesville, a local chapter of a worldwide organization dedicated to promoting gender diversity in the R and data science community. She currently works as partner marketing specialist for RStudio, the company... Read More →
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Alli Torban

Data Visualization Designer, American Enterprise Institute
Alli Torban is a Data Visualization Designer for the American Enterprise Institute in Washington, D.C. where she transforms public policy research into meaningful graphics for decision-makers and the general public. She’s passionate about revealing the patterns and insights hidden... Read More →
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Sri Vaishnavi Vemulapalli

Graduate Student, Data Science Institute, University of Virginia
Sri is a Graduate Student pursuing her Masters in Data Science at the Data Science Institute, University of Virginia. She has a background in Information Systems and experience as a Software Development Engineer. Her areas of interest are Natural Language Processing and Visual Re... Read More →
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Tianlu Wang

Graduate Student, University of Virginia, Department of Computer Science
Tianlu Wang is a Ph.D. student at the Department of Computer Science at the University of Virginia. She has been working with Prof. Vicente Ordóñez Román since Fall 2016. Her research focus lies at the intersection of computer vision and natural language processing. More recently... Read More →
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Courtney Whalen

Data Scientist, Astraea, Inc.
Courtney Whalen is a data scientist at Astraea, Inc., where she is using satellite imagery and machine learning techniques to answer complex global questions. She has been working as a data scientist for 5 years and has experience developing machine learning models across several... Read More →
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Joy Williams

JMU Undergraduate Student, James Madison University, ISAT
Joy Williams is a senior at James Madison University and will graduate with an Integrated Science and Technology degree with a concentration in Information and Knowledge Management. She is passionate about finding new ways to integrate machine learning in different softwares to help... Read More →
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Vida Williams

Data Solutions Lead/Innovator in Residence, Singlestone Consulting/VCU DaVinci Center
Vida is an innovation advocate who is determined that innovation not leave humanity behind. She utilizes her experience as a data scientist to drive social and economic change in communities. A promising start as a tech writer spurred a nearly 20 year career with data, technology... Read More →
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Ken Zamkow

General Manager for United States, run:ai
Ken leads the US activity for run:ai, a startup that helps deep learning engineers and data scientists to significantly speed up the training of their neural network models, while reducing compute costs and workflow complexities.Previously, Ken was the Founder and CEO of SportsGuru... Read More →
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Michael Zelenetz

Analytics Project Lead, NewYork-Presbyterian
Michael is a paramedic turned data scientist. He works on the analytics team at NewYork-Presbyterian and is passionate about using data to improve healthcare.


Thursday April 11, 2019 8:30am - 6:00pm EDT
Violet Crown 200 W Main St, Charlottesville, VA 22902, USA