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CEWIT2020 Breakout Session Speakers

CEWIT2020 will feature a strong program of speakers who are experts in their field, and who will share their cutting-edge research and ideas with attendees.

  • Ambassador Ido Aharoni
    Global Distinguished Professor, Principal NYU,  Emerson Rigby Ltd. Expertise & Interests Ambassador Ido Aharon is a Global Distinguished Professor at NYU, a Member of International Advisory Council, APCO Worldwide, a 25-year veteran of Israel’s Foreign service, and is a co-founder and Principal at Emerson Rigby.
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  • James Xiaojiang Du, PhD
    James Du 
     Professor & Director of Security and Networking (SAN) Lab Temple University Expertise & Interests  Dr. Xiaojiang Du's research interests are security, wireless networks, and systems. He won the best paper award at IEEE GLOBECOM 2014 and the best poster runner-up award at the ACM MobiHoc 2014.  
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  • Kevin Eykholt, PhD
    Researcher  IBM Research Expertise & Interests  Dr.  Eykholt  continues studying adversarial machine learning as both an attacker and a defender. As an attacker, his interest is in the feasibility of current attack threat models.
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  • Moncef Gabbouj, MS, PhD
    Professor & Director, NSF IUCRC Center for Visual and Decision Informatics, Finland-Site Tampere University- Faculty of Information Technology and Communication Sciences Expertise & Interests Dr. Gabboju's research interests include Big Data analytics, multimedia content-based analysis, indexing and retrieval, artificial intelligence, machine learning, pattern recognition, nonlinear signal and image processing and analysis, voice conversion, and video processing and coding.    
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  • Mike Grace, PhD
    Director of Product Security Mojo Vision Expertise & Interests Dr. Grace's  career in security has wound up shaping government, financial, and consumer-protection standards and regulations, with medical devices being a logical next step.  
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  • Song Han, PhD
    Assistant Professor MIT Expertise & Interests Dr. Han's research focuses on efficient deep learning computing. He proposed “deep compression” technique that can reduce neural network size.
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  • Daniel Holewienko
    Executive Director, Big Data and Business Intelligence  Henry Schein, Inc. Expertise & Interests Mr. Holewienko is an active member of the New York Chapter CTO Club and author of numerous industry articles. He has been a guest speaker, panelist, and moderator at dozens of user groups and conferences throughout his career.  
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  • Arie Kaufman, PhD
    Distinguished Professor & Chief Scientist Stony Brook University Expertise & Interests Dr. Kaufman has conducted research for over 35 years in visualization, graphics, virtual reality, user interfaces, multimedia, and their applications, especially in biomedicine.  
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  • Anthony Kelly
    Data Scientist Northrop Grumman Mission Systems Expertise & Interests  Mr. Kelly has worked in various roles at Northrop Grumman including as a data analyst, systems engineer, and cyber software analytics engineer and has been responsible for leading executive-level data science projects.
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  • Tong Liu, PhD
      Tong Liu
    Assistant Professor at the School of Computer Engineering and Science Shanghai University Expertise & Interests  Dr. Liu's  research interests include mobile crowdsensing, edge computing and urban computing.
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  • Xuan Liu, PhD
    Director of Innovation IBM Watson Health Expertise & Interests Dr. Liu's  work has launched multiple key IBM products, and has delivered significant business value to customers.
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  • Cecil Lynch, MD, MS
    Chief Medical Information Officer Accenture Expertise & Interests At Accenture Dr.  Lynch is a Subject Matter Advisor on Big Data in Healthcare, Health and Clinical Analytics, Health Data Exchange and Connectivity.  
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  • Maurie McInnis
    President  Stony Brook University Expertise & Interests  Dr. McInnis spent nearly 20 years at the University of Virginia in various academic and administrative appointments, including vice provost for academic affairs, associate dean for undergraduate academic programs in the College of Arts and Sciences, director of American studies, and professor of art history.  
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  • Brian Merrill
    Managing Director Deloitte Forensic Data Analytics Practice Expertise & Interests 
    Mr. Merrill has led data analytics engagements for clients analyzing hundreds of millions of records to identify key business insights to better understand trends, issues and anomalies within a business.
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  • Dejan Milojicic,  PhD
    Distinguished Technologist Hewlett Packard Labs Expertise & Interests  Mr. Milojicic  was president of IEEE Computer Society (2014) and IEEE Presidential candidate (2019). He has been on many conference program committees and journal editorial boards
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  • Sharon Nachman, MD 
    Professor of Pediatrics, Associate Dean for Research Stony Brook University Hospital  Expertise & Interests Dr. Nachman is  dedicated to developing and implementing clinical therapeutic trials for infants, children, adolescents and pregnant women.  
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  • Satoshi Nagata
    Manager, Network innovation laboratories NTT DOCOMO, INC. Expertise & Interests Mr. Nagata  worked for the research and development for wireless access technologies for LTE, LTE-Advanced, and 5G. 
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  • Nicholas Nilan
    Director, Public Sector Product Management  Verizon Expertise & Interests  Mr. Nilian has been in the telecommunications industry for over 17 years and holds an MBA in Finance and Accounting from Regis University and an undergraduate degree in Political Science from York College of Pennsylvania.
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  • Kimberly Noel, MD
    Stony Brook Medicine Telehealth Director Stony Brook University Hospital Expertise & Interests  Dr. Noel is a pioneer in medical education forming the institution’s first Telehealth course for medical students and co-Chairs the Interprofessional Telehealth Board developing Telehealth education for the Renaissance School of Medicine, Health Technology and Management, Nursing, Dentistry and Social Work.
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  • Huamin Qu, PhD
    Professor Hong Kong University of Science and Technology Expertise & Interests Dr. Qu's main research interests are in visualization and human-computer interaction, with focuses on urban informatics, social network analysis, E-learning, text visualization, and explainable artificial intelligence (XAI).
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  • Bryan Reimer, PhD
    Research Scientist MIT Expertise & Interests Dr. Reimer's research seeks to develop theoretical and applied insight into driver behavior and the future of mobility.  
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  • Milutin Stanacevic, PhD
    Associate Professor  Stony Brook University  Expertise & Interests Dr. Stanacevic's research interests include mixed-signal VLSI circuit design for RF energy harvesting in implantable devices and tag networks, ultra-low power biomedical instrumentation, and acoustic source separation.
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  • Bruce Swett, PhD
    Chief Artificial Intelligence Architect & NG Fellow Northrop Grumman Mission Systems Expertise & Interests  Dr. Swett's  experimental and computational research focused on using high performance computing to understand how the brain learns and automates sequences, a topic that applies to novel forms of AI.
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  • Yair Tauman, PhD
    Leading Professor and Director Stony Brook University Expertise & Interests   Dr. Tauman's   areas of research interests are game theory and industrial organization. He has published, among others, in Econometrica, Games and Economic Behavior, Journal of Economic Theory, Quarterly Journal of Economics and RAND Journal of Economics.
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  • Tao Wang, PhD
    Associate Professor Peking University Expertise & Interests  Dr. Wang has published 70+ research papers, many of which were in top-conferences such as IROS, ISCA, MICRO, HPCA, MobiCom, and MobiSys, and in premier journals including IEEE TC, IEEE TMC, IEEE TWC and IEEE TCAD.
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  • Bin Xiao, PhD
    Associate Professor Hong Kong Polytechnic University Expertise & Interests   Dr. Xiao's research interests include AI and network security, data privacy, and blockchain systems.  
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  • Ye Zhao, PhD
    Professor Kent State University Expertise & Interests  Dr.  Zhao's current research interests include visual analytics of urban data, multidimensional, text, and multimedia data visualization.
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