October 2019: Data Storytelling & Deep Learning within RF Systems

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Jon M. Huntsman Hall

3730 Walnut St · Philadelphia, PA

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Wharton School, Huntsman Hall, room G-65. From the Walnut Street entrance, go to the end of the long hallway, then to the right. G-65 will be on your right. If you arrive after 7 PM you WILL NOT be able to enter the building without a Penn card.

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Get ready for another scintillating evening of presentations on Data Science.

Session #1
Data storytelling: Intersecting data, art and technology to create visual inspiration.

Data storytelling through data visualization is becoming a communication medium in its own right, able to inform and engage people. And, it is essential in making data more accessible. Data storytelling starts with the story. Learn how to find the story in your data and how to visualize it to create visual inspiration.

Rosa Torres is the Data Solutions Product Owner for Vereti Concepts. Vereti Concepts' data products bring together analytical constructs with visual thinking to deliver data stories that inform and inspire action.
Rosa has over 15 years of combined experience in data analytics and marketing. Rosa is defining and shaping the role of data artists in her field with her distinct ability to intersect data, technology and art. Rosa has presented on data storytelling in numerous conferences and has appeared in several panel discussions speaking on Women in STEM. Her data stories have been published by various media outlets.

Session #2
Deep Learning within Radio Frequency Systems

Wireless systems have become increasingly complex and the number of connected devices is expected to increase. We will discuss how deep learning within RF shows promise for dealing with a congested spectrum by enhancing reliability and simplifying the task of building effective wireless systems. Deep learning algorithms within RF technology show superior results, classifying signals well below the noise floor when compared to traditional signal processing methods. We'll describe how we've worked with partners to design a software-configurable wide-band RF transceiver system that can perform real-time signal processing with deep learning. We will also discuss trends in the industry with respect to AI and deep learning enabled-RF technology.

John Ferguson is the CEO of Deepwave Digital, a Philadelphia-based startup enabling the seamless integration of artificial intelligence into wireless technology. His research focuses on incorporating deep learning into an advanced radio frequency sensor system including geolocation, radar, communications, and electronic warfare. Previously, John has been a member of the Senior Technical Staff at Massachusetts Institute of Technology Lincoln Laboratory and Senior Professional Staff at Johns Hopkins University's Applied Physics Laboratory. He holds a B.S. in Applied Mathematics and Applied Physics from Appalachian State University and an M.S. and Ph.D. in Materials Science from Cornell University.

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