NLP, Computer Vision and Careers in Datascience

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WiMLDS Bengaluru is hosting an event on Evolving trends and careers in data science. We have lined up amazing speakers who are authority figures in the Indian data science domain and would like to share their knowledge with the data science enthusiasts through the technical talks at this event. Here is a brief introduction to the speakers and the topics.

1) Dr. Geetha Manjunath is giving a technical talk on “Applications of Artificial Intelligence in Healthcare”.

Dr. Geetha is the Founder, CEO, and CTO of NIRAMAI, a deep tech startup developing a novel AI-based solution to detect early-stage breast cancer in a privacy-aware manner. Before starting NIRAMAI, she was a Lab Director heading Data Analytics Research in Xerox India. She holds a Ph.D. from Indian Institute of Science and has over 25 years of experience in IT research in Hewlett Packard Labs, Xerox Research and C-DAC. Geetha has won many international and national recognition for her innovations. She was awarded the Computer Society of India Gold Medal, TR Shamanna State Award from Karnataka and was named as one of the top 50 NASSCOM IT Innovators in 2009. She was also the winner of 2010 MIT Tech Review Grand Challenges for Technologists in Healthcare category. She was awarded the BIRAC WinER Award 2018 for her Entrepreneurial Research. She is a Senior member of IEEE and past chair of Computer Society Bangalore. She is the inventor of 15 US patents with a more pending grant.

2) Mathangi Sri, is giving talk on " Deep dive into NLP techniques".

Rated as one of the top 10 data scientists in India, Mathangi is currently leading the Data Sciences team @Phonepe. She has 15+ years of proven track record in building world-class data sciences solutions and products. She has 10 Patent grants and 20+ patents pending in the area of intuitive customer service, indoor positioning, and user profiles. She is adept in machine learning, text mining NLP technologies & tools. Prior to Phonepe, she has built data sciences team across organizations like Citi, 247 customers, Emirates NBD.

3) Dr. Hemant Misra is giving a technical talk on “Current trends and careers in data science”

Hemant is VP - Head of Applied Research at Swiggy. The goal of his team is to develop capabilities in the areas of Computer Vision (CV), Natural language processing (NLP) and Automatic speech recognition (ASR). Prior to joining Swiggy, Hemant was engaged with Citicorp Services India Private Limited (Citi) as a Senior Vice President, leading the research and innovation initiatives in the ML and AI spaces. He has been an active researcher in the broad areas of text and signal processing, speech/speaker recognition, information retrieval, machine learning, healthcare applications, and education. After finishing his M.S. thesis in 1999 from IIT, Madras, on the topic of speaker recognition using artificial neural networks, he worked in a start-up developing speech and speaker recognition solutions for the Indian market. Subsequently, he joined EPFL for Ph.D. and completed his thesis titled "Multi-stream processing techniques for noise robustness in automatic speech recognition" in 2006. During his post-doc tenures at Telecom ParisTech, France, University of Glasgow, UK, and Xerox Research Centre Europe, France, Hemant explored the possibility of using unsupervised topic models, such as latent Dirichlet allocation (LDA), for applications like false document detection, text segmentation, multimedia information retrieval, document categorization, authorship recovery, social networking mining and related tasks.