PWLNYC: QCon NYC Edition w/ Carmen, Sally, and Matt

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This June we're working with QCon New York ( to bring you a series of 2 25-minute talks on 2 different papers! We're very lucky to be able and host Carmen Andoh, Golestan "Sally" Radwan, and PWL alumni, Matt Adereth.

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Note: There will be no free food or drinks at this event, please grab something beforehand or afterward. We will be heading to O'Lunney's ( afterward, located at 145 W 45 St for food and refreshments as well.


* Golestan "Sally" Radwan on What Does Explainable AI Really Mean? A New Conceptualization of Perspectives ( by D. Doran, S. Schulz, T. R. Besold

* Carmen Andoh on Communicating Sequential Processes ( by C.A.R. Hoare

* Matt Adereth on The Mode Tree: A Tool for Visualization of Nonparametric Density Features ( by Michael C. Minnotte and David W. Scott.


* Golestan "Sally" Radwan (@smarthelix) is a Computer and Biomedical Engineer. Until recently, she led the AI product portfolio at London-based health tech startup babylon health, leading a team of doctors, engineers, AI scientists and designers to create an intelligent mobile platform for medical diagnosis, predictive health, and chronic disease management. Prior to babylon, Sally spent over 10 years in the technology industry in Germany, the UK and the USA, where she held various positions in engineering management, strategic planning and product management for the likes of Canonical/Ubuntu, Avaya Inc and NTT Data. Sally holds a BSc in Computer Engineering from Cairo University, an MBA from London Business School, and an MSc in Clinical Engineering and Healthcare Technology Management from the University of London, where she is currently finishing her PhD in AI and Computational Biology. She is also working on launching her own AI startup, which is currently in stealth mode.

* Carmen Andoh (@carmatrocity) is a software engineer on the Build Infrastructure team at Travis CI. She was the first scholarship recipient for Gophercon in 2015, where she was first introduced to Go, and hasn't looked back. Ask her about her past lives as a Behavioral Analyst for Autism Spectrum Disorders, Teach for America, and having personally visited over 1000 high schools in the states of NJ, TX, NM, and CO, and all 5 boroughs of NYC.

* Matt Adereth is a Managing Director at Two Sigma Investments (, where he works on tools, infrastructure and methodologies for quantitative financial research. He previously worked at Microsoft on Office, focusing on data connectivity and visualization features. In his spare time, he designs open-source ergonomic keyboards using Clojure.

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