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Agenda - Tuesday, April 25, 2023

Time Agenda Item Participants
09:00 Welcoming Remarks & MC Dr. Sarah Everts, CTV Chair in Science Journalism, School of Journalism and Communication, Carleton University
Opening Remarks Dr. Benoit-Antoine Bacon, President and Vice-Chancellor, Carleton University
09:20 Carleton Institute for Data Science (CUIDS) Dr. Frank Dehne, Professor & Director of the Institute for Data Science
09:40 SESSION 1: Trust and Ethics in AI

A fireside chat about trust & ethics in AI, automation, blockchain and data analytics from a government, private sector and legal perspective.
Session Leaders:
  • Dr. Tracey P. Lauriault, School of Journalism and Communication
  • Dr. Gordana Tešić, Shopify
  • Dr. Florian Martin-Bariteau, Director of the Centre for Technology, Law and Policy
  • Amy Bihari, Senior Manager, Data Teams and Trustworthy AI, Government of Ontario
  • Ashley Casovan, Executive Director, Responsible AI Institute
  • Wendy Foster, Director of Engineering and Data Science, Shopify
10:40 Health Break
11:00 SESSION 2: New Faces at Carleton

This session will introduce some new faculty in data science and their research interests.
  • Dr. Maria DeRosa, Interim Dean of Science
  • Dr. Alan Tsang, School of Computer Science
  • Dr. Carlos Rossa, Systems and Computer Engineering
  • Dr. Sanjeena Dang, School of Mathematics and Statistics
  • Dr. Koreen Millard, Geography and Environmental Studies
12:15 Lunch & Poster Sessions
13:15 SESSION 3: AI & Health Care

AI researchers, clinicians, and industry on collaboratively transforming medicine, in hospitals and at home. What are the risks and opportunities of the current AI revolution and how does it apply to medicine?
Session Leaders:
  • Dr. James Green, CUIDS
  • Dr. Majid Komeili, CUIDS
  • Dr. Fernando Suarez, Biology
  • Dr. Katie Fraser, National Research Council of Canada
  • Dr. Andrew Seely (MD & PhD), Founder & CEO Therapeutic Monitoring Systems
  • Dr. Babak Taati, KITE Researcher in Complex Rehabilitation Science
14:30 SESSION 4: Careers in Data Science & AI/ML

In this session we will hear about the journey and experiences of professionals who made their careers in Data Science. What’s important to consider and what to look for when approaching a career in Data Science?
  • Robin Grosset, Chief Technology Officer, MindBridge
  • Darrell Bridge, City of Ottawa
  • Robin Grosset, Chief Technology Officer, MindBridge
  • Nevena Francetic, Senior Data Science Manager, Shopify
  • Beth Rudden, Principal Data Scientist – Cognitive & AI Services, IBM
  • Vinh Nguyen, Social Policy, Research, and Analytics Manager, City of Ottawa
15:30 SESSION 5: The Future in Data Science

Hear from industry leaders as to their thoughts on the next developments in Data Science, AI, and machine Learning.
  • Chris Lannon, Director Partnerships, OVPRI
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16:30 Poster Contest Winners & Closing Remarks Emcee