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Expert Speakers

Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Data Analytics and Personalized   Medicine

CEWIT2018 will host a strong program of speakers who are experts in their field, and who will share their cutting-edge research and ideas with attendees.


  • Mike Andrews, PhD
    Head of Data Science Wade & Wendy Inc. Expertise & Interests At the confluence and cutting edges of science, technology, algorithms, machine learning, internet, digital advertising & marketing, personalization, gamification, artificial intelligence, cybernetics, and systems.
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  • Guruduth Banavar, PhD
    CTO Viome, Inc. Expertise & Interests Dr. Banavar is driven to develop and apply deep technology innovations to solve major problems that humanity faces, especially in healthcare and education. He is known for his work on IBM Watson AI, Smarter Cities, Services Innovation, Mobile Computing, and Distributed Systems.
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  • Ian Beaver, PhD
    Lead Research Engineer Verint Intelligent Self-Service Expertise & Interests Dr. Beaver has been publishing and presenting discoveries in the field of AI since 2005 on topics related to human-computer interactions, such as gesture recognition, user preference learning, and detecting and preventing miscommunication with multimodal automated assistants.
    Profile, Abstract & Presentation
  • Adam Dicker, MD, PhD,FASTRO
    Enterprise Senior Vice President, Professor and Chair of Enterprise Radiation Oncology, Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center, Sidney Kimmel Medical College Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia PA. Expertise & Interests Dr. Dicker’s work has resulted in establishment of parameters for quality assurance in radiation oncology, robotic technologies for brachytherapy, novel therapeutic clinical trials utilizing targeted therapies and ionizing radiation, innovative preclinical models to evaluate radiation modifiers including immunotherapy and FDA/CMS approval of a geomic classifier for management of prostate cancer.

    Profile, Abstract & Presentation
  •  Nicholas D'Imperio 
    Chair of the Computational Science Laboratory  Brookhaven National Laboratory  Expertise & Interests  
    Profile, Abstract & Presentation
  • Craig Granowitz, MD, PhD
    Chief Medical Officer Amarin Corporation Expertise & Interests  Dr. Granowitz has  extensive experience managing a multi-national medical affairs organization for a portfolio of leading cardiovascular products.
     Profile, Abstract & Presentation
  • Steve Greenspan, PhD
    Vice President & Lead Research Scientist  CA Technologies  Expertise & Interests Dr. Greenspan's  current research focuses on differential privacy, ethical AI, data trustworthiness, and visualization preferences. 
    Profile, Abstract & Presentation
  • Takayuki Inagawa 
    President and Chief Executive Officer  NTT DOCOMO Ventures, Inc. Expertise & Interests Mr. Inagawa has been working in the mobile communications industry for more than 20 years.   He has been responsible for leading and managing all company projects for contribution to develop innovative mobile communication services/products, in addition to his venture investment activities.
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  • Biye Li
    Engineering Manager, Data Technologies Automation Bloomberg LP Expertise & Interests Mr. Li is a software engineer and manager focusing on utilizing machine learning to automate data processing, and produce better-than-human results.  
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  • Desikan Madhavanur 
    Executive Vice President, Chief Development Officer  JDA Expertise & Interests Mr. Madhavanur is responsible for the company’s product solution strategy, with a charter to invest in and develop JDA’s current marketleading solutions in the areas of planning, execution and retail while harnessing the collective power of cloud, IoT, analytics and big data to bring new solutions to market that deliver real-time, actionable insights and customer value.
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  • Tomoaki Nakatani, PhD
    Professor, School of Data Science Yokohama City University Expertise & Interests Dr. Nakatani received his PhD from the Stolcholm School of Economics and is now Faculty at the Yokohama City University.
    Profile, Abstract & Presentation
  • Shimei Pan, PhD
    Assistant Professor Information Systems Department of UMBC Expertise & Interests Before joining UMBC, Dr. Pan was a research scientist at IBM Watson Research Center in New York. Her primary research interests are Text Mining, Large-Scale Social Media Analytics and Intelligent Interactive Systems
    Profile, Abstract & Presentation
  • Richard Rzeszutek, PhD
     Technical Lead and Researcher Zebra Technologies Corporation Expertise & Interests Dr. Rzeszutek's research is primarily focused on methods for converting 2D content into stereoscopic or "3D" content. 
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  • Eugene Sayan
    Founder & Chief Executive Officer Softheon Expertise & Interests  For over 30 years, Dr. Sayan  has developed and nurtured  innovative solutions that are adopted by many healthcare payers, providers and government agencies, including Massachusetts Connector, nation’s first fully operational State Health Benefits Exchange and is c urrently, leading a multi-year planning, design, development and commercialization of a business orchestration platform with supervised AI & ML algorithm for; exchange enrollment, premium billing, presentment & payment, and consumer experience management.
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  • Shu Tao, PhD
     Manager, Department of Cognitive Platform for Support Services  IBM T. J. Watson Research Center Expertise & Interests Dr. Tao leads a global team and drives technology innovations into the strategy and transformation of TSS, and develops technology solutions from concept to production.   


    Profile, Abstract & Presentation
  • Dantong Yu, PhD
    Faculty New Jersey Institute of Technology Expertise & Interests Dr. Yu's research interests include data mining, machine learning, data network and storage. He has published 70 papers in leading technical journals and conferences
    Profile, Abstract & Presentation
  • Aidong Zhang, PhD
    Program Director in the Information & Intelligent Systems Division of the Directorate for Computer & Information Science & Engineering National Science Foundation Expertise & Interests Dr. Zhang is a SUNY Distinguished Professor of Computer Science and Engineering at SUNY Buffalo. Dr. Zhang's research interests include data mining/data science, machine learning, bioinformatics, and health informatics and has authored over 300 research publications in these areas. 
    Profile, Abstract & Presentation





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