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CEWIT2021 Breakout Session Speakers

CEWIT2021 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.

  • Pekka Abrahamsson, PhD
    Professor of Information Systems and Software EngineeringUniversity of JyväskyläExpertise & Interests Dr. Abrahamsson's research is in the area of emerging software technologies, empirical software engineering and the ethics of artificial intelligence
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  • Ido Aharon
    Global Distinguished Professor/Co-founder/ Public Diplomacy SpecialistNYU/ Emerson Rigby Ltd./Israeli Foreign ServiceExpertise & Interests Former Ambassador Aharon served 25 years in the Israeli Foreign Service, ending as the longest served Israeli Consul to NY.
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  • Wenwen Dou, PhD
    Associate ProfessorUNC CharlotteExpertise & Interests Dr. Dou works in the cutting-edge research area of Visual Text Analytics, which integrates statistical and machine learning methods with powerful interactive visualization for analyzing large amounts of textual data.
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  • Achille Fokoue
    Distinguished Research Scientist and Master InventorIBM ResearchExpertise & Interests Mr. Fokoue has led various research efforts on applying machine learning and knowledge representation and reasoning in many domains
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  • Bob Friday
    CTO and Co-FounderMist SystemsExpertise & Interests Mr. Friday started his career in wireless at Metricom  developing and deploying wireless mesh networks across the country to connect the first generation of Internet browsers
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  • John Grim
    Head RDIVerizon Threat Research Advisory CenterExpertise & Interests Mr. Grim heads the research, development, and innovation effort within the VTRAC.
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  • Daniel Holewienko
    Executive Director, Big Data and Business IntelligenceHenry Schein Expertise & Interests Mr. Holewienko has held Director, Managing Director, Executive Director, VP, CTO, and CIO titles at firms such as Seiko, CIT Group, WNET-Channel Thirteen, Lord Abbett & Co, Kaplan, Northwell Health, Marlabs, and Henry Schein.
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  • Serkan Kiranyaz, PhD
    ProfessorQatar University/ Tampere UniversityExpertise & Interests Dr. Kiranyaz published two books, 7 book chapters, 7 patents, more than 90 journal articles in several IEEE Transactions and other high impact journals, and more than 110 papers in international conferences. 
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  • Daniel Lasaga
    Chief Data Scientist for Regulatory & Legal Support productsDeloitteExpertise & Interests Mr. Lasaga's skills and experience sit on the vertices of technology, communications, and management.
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  • Amanda Muller, PhD
    Artificial Intelligence Systems Engineer and Technical FellowNorthrop Grumman Mission SystemsExpertise & Interests Dr. Muller specializes in User Experience and Human-Systems Integration, she also serves as a subject matter expert on proposals, program reviews, and research efforts.
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  • Biswa Sengupta, PhD
    Global Head of Machine LearningZebra TechnologiesExpertise & Interests Dr. Sengupta spearheads special projects (retail, warehouse and healthcare verticals) that sit at the intersection of sequential decision making and robotics. 
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  • Lu Su, PhD
    Associate ProfessorPurdue UniversityExpertise & Interests Dr. Su is the recipient of NSF CAREER Award, University at Buffalo Young Investigator Award, ICCPS’17 best paper award, and the ICDCS’17 best student paper award.
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  • Bruce Swett, PhD
    Chief Artificial Intelligence Architect & NG FellowNorthrop Grumman CorporationExpertise & Interests Dr. Swett completed his Ph.D. in Neuroscience and Cognitive Sciences at the University of Maryland College Park, and completed his Post-Doctoral studies at the National Institute of Deafness and Communications Disorders at the National Institutes of Health.
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  • Jinfang Wang,  PhD
    Professor and Dean of the School of Data ScienceYokohama City UniversityExpertise & Interests Dr. Wang started his career in 1996 as a researcher in Statistics at the Institute of Statistical Mathematics, Japan.
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  • Juntao Wang
    Research Assistant at EconCS GroupHarvard UniversityExpertise & Interests Mr. Wang's research interests lie in developing more practical algorithms and mechanisms that leverage the collective intelligence of humans to solve challenging tasks.
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  • Yizhou Wang, PhD
    ProfessorPeking UniversityExpertise & Interests Dr. Wang's research interests include computational vision, Cognitive Computing, medical image analysis, and computational arts.
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  • Yu Yang, PhD
    Assistant ProfessorLehigh UniversityExpertise & Interests Dr. Yang is broadly interested in Mobile Sensing, Ubiquitous Computing, Data Science, and Cyber-Physical Systems
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  • Mengqian Zhang
    PhD CandidateShanghai Jiao Tong UniversityExpertise & Interests Ms. Zhang's  research interests include blockchain and algorithmic game theory.
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  • Gabi Zodik
    Director of Blockchain and IoT PlatformsIBM ResearchExpertise & Interests  Mr. Zodik oversees the lab's R&D efforts in blockchain, IoT, 5G/Edge, and Drone solutions.
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