Girls in ML Symposium 2023: Meet the presenters

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Posted by Sharbani Roy – Senior Director, Product Administration, Google

We’re again with the third annual Girls in Machine Studying Symposium on December 7, 2023! 

Be part of us just about from 9:30 am to 1:00 pm PT for an immersive and insightful set of deep dives for each degree of Machine Studying expertise.

The Girls in ML Symposium is an inclusive occasion for anybody passionate in regards to the transformative fields of Machine Studying (ML) and Synthetic Intelligence (AI). Meet this 12 months’s girls in ML as they uncover sensible functions throughout a number of industries and talk about the most recent developments in frameworks, generative AI, and extra.

Joana Carrasqueira, presenter for “Enabling Anybody to Construct with Google AI”

Joana is a Developer Relations Lead for AI/ML at Google and her mission is to empower people and organizations to harness the ability of AI to deal with real-world challenges.

She is a enterprise chief with a observe report of bringing strategic imaginative and prescient and world cross-functional packages to life. She’s additionally the creator of Google’s Girls in ML program and flagship symposium, a pioneering initiative that has geared up 1000’s of builders with data and abilities in AI/ML.

Previous to Google, she labored on the Silicon Valley Innovation Heart on innovation consulting for Forbes top500, startups and Enterprise Capital corporations. Served as Schooling Supervisor on the Worldwide Pharmaceutical Federation, working carefully with WHO, UNESCO, the United Nations and began her profession on the Portuguese Pharmaceutical Society.

Joana holds an MBA from IE Enterprise College, a Grasp in Pharmaceutical Sciences and a Management Certificates from U.C. Berkeley in California.

Sharbani Roy, presenter for “What’s New in Machine Studying?”

Sharbani is Sr. Director in Google’s Core Machine Studying group.

Earlier than becoming a member of Google, Sharbani led engineering and product groups in Amazon Alexa, targeted on media streaming, real-time communication, and utilized ML (e.g., NLU, CV, and AR) for 1P/3P builders and finish customers.

Sharbani holds levels in physics and arithmetic from the College of Chicago and an MBA from Stanford College, and lives in Seattle together with her husband and three kids.

Eve Phillips, presenter for “Way forward for Frameworks: Navigate the OSS Panorama”

Eve is a Director of Product Administration at Google.

At present, Eve leads the ML Frameworks product workforce, which incorporates duty for TensorFlow, JAX and Keras. Beforehand, she led product groups inside Google for Clinicians and ChromeOS. Previous to Google, she served as CEO of Empower Interactive, delivering tech-enabled behavioral well being.

Earlier, she held roles in main know-how corporations and buyers together with Trilogy, Microsoft, and Greylock.

Eve earned a BS and M.Eng in EECS from MIT and an MBA from Stanford.

Meenu Gaba, presenter for “Knowledge-Centric AI: A New Paradigm”

Meenu leads the Machine Studying infrastructure workforce at Google, with a mission to energy AI innovation with world-class ML infrastructure and companies.

She is a know-how chief with years of expertise launching new merchandise and rising small groups into mature scalable, multi-tiered organizations which are poised to ship top quality merchandise. Meenu enjoys fast-paced, dynamic, extremely iterative/modern environments and has plenty of expertise in balancing these disciplines whereas fostering a people-first tradition and forming stable grounds for cross-functional relationships.

Meenu holds a Grasp’s diploma in Laptop Science. In her free time, she enjoys mountain climbing, fixing crosswords, and watching films.

Kelly Shaefer, presenter for “Maximize Your Knowledge Exploration”

Kelly leads product groups at Google Labs, constructing each fully new AI merchandise and AI-enabled options into Google’s largest current merchandise.

Up to now, she led the Development workforce for Google Workspace, together with Gmail, Drive, Docs, and plenty of extra.

Outdoors of Google, she led the Enterprise product workforce at Stripe and was the P&L proprietor for Stripe’s multi-billion greenback Funds space.

Kelly has an undergraduate diploma from Wharton at UPenn, and an MBA from Harvard Enterprise College.

Divyashree Sreepathihalli, presenter for “Keras: Shortcut to AI Mastery”

Divya is a proficient machine studying software program engineer who’s at present part of the Keras workforce at Google.

On this position, she focuses on growing Keras core modeling APIs and KerasCV to enhance the performance of the software program.

Previous to becoming a member of Google, Divya labored as a Deep Studying Scientist for Zazu Sensor, a startup group in Intel’s Rising Development Incubation (EGI) group. Her work there targeted on pc imaginative and prescient and deep studying algorithm growth for object detection and monitoring, leading to important developments for the startup.

Divya accomplished her Masters in Laptop Engineering from Texas A&M College the place she targeted on Synthetic intelligence in 2017.

Na Li, presenter for “Prototype ML with Visible Blocks”

Na Li is a software program engineer supervisor from Google CoreML.

She leads a workforce to construct developer instruments to help ML growth journey, from prototyping to mannequin visualization and benchmarking.

Previous to Google, she was a analysis scientist at Harvard, working in HCI area.

All through her profession, Na strives to make ML accessible for everybody.

Zoe Wang, presenter for “Deploying ML Fashions to Cellular Gadgets”

Zoe is a technical program supervisor at Google.

Her profession has been targeted on Machine Studying (ML) productionization.

At present she works together with her workforce bringing ML fashions to cellular units that energy a few of AI options for Pixel and different edge units.

Previous to Google, Zoe labored at Meta on ML Platforms for end-to-end ML lifecycles.

Yvonne Li, presenter for “New GenAI Merchandise and Options on Google Cloud”

Yvonne Li is a software program engineer on the Duet Platform workforce at Google, the place she focuses on bettering the standard of generative AI fashions.

As a machine studying engineer and developer advocate at IBM, she designed and developed language fashions and curated open supply datasets.

She has over 3 years of expertise within the huge tech business, and is keen about utilizing machine studying to resolve real-world issues.

Yvonne is the writer of two Coursera programs: Knowledge Evaluation with R, and, Knowledge Visualization with R.

Nithya Natesan, presenter for “AI-powered Infrastructure: Cloud TPUs”

Nithya Natesan is a Group Product Supervisor within the Cloud ML Accelerators workforce focussing on GPU / TPU choices for Google Cloud.

Previous to Google, she was head of product administration at NVIDIA, launching a number of merchandise like DGX Cloud, Base Command Platform.

She has ~14 years of expertise in hyper convergence Knowledge Heart software program merchandise, with current deal with ML / AI Infra and Platform merchandise. She is keen about constructing rock stable PM groups, and transport top quality usable ML / AI merchandise.

Nithya has additionally received business accolades specifically WomenImpactTech 2023.

Andrada Vulpe, presenter for “Neighborhood Issues: 8 Causes Why You Ought to Be Concerned with Kaggle”

Andrada is a Knowledge Scientist at Endava, a Notebooks Grandmaster on Kaggle, a Dev Knowledgeable at Weights and Biases and a proud Z by HP Knowledge Science International Ambassador.

She is very keen about Python, R, Machine and Deep Studying, highly effective visualizations and the whole lot in between.

Andrada completed her MSc in Knowledge Science and Analytics within the UK and received 2 Kaggle Analytics competitions.

Jeehae Lee, presenter for “From Recovering Professional Golfer to AI Entrepreneur”

Jeehae Lee is a golf business govt who has labored to create and construct transformational sports activities know-how companies.

Because the Co-Founder & CEO of Sportsbox AI, Jeehae is at present growing merchandise utilizing AI-enabled 3D movement evaluation know-how that may assist contributors of assorted sports activities and health actions be taught and enhance their abilities.

Earlier than founding Sportsbox, she spent 5 years between 2015 and 2020 at Topgolf Leisure Group, main technique and new enterprise growth for numerous divisions together with Toptracer. Between 2012 and 2013, she was at world sports activities and leisure advertising and marketing company, IMG, representing skilled golfer icon Michelle Wie West. Previous to her profession in sports activities enterprise, she performed skilled golf on the highest degree within the sport, competing on the LPGA tour for 3 years between 2009 and 2011.

Jeehae is a proud graduate of Phillips Academy in Andover, MA, and has a BA in Economics from Yale and an MBA from The Wharton College at College of Pennsylvania.

Jingwan (Cynthia) Lu, panelist for “The Influence of Generative AI in Completely different Industries”

Cynthia is a senior director from Adobe main an utilized analysis group specializing in growing the Adobe Firefly household of GenAI fashions constructed from the bottom up.

Her workforce began coaching Adobe’s first large-scale foundational mannequin and helped rally collectively the remainder of the corporate to roll out a brand new web-based product known as Firefly that includes the picture technology mannequin as step one in early 2023.

The identical know-how and its extension energy Adobe Photoshop’s Generative Fill and Generative Broaden options giving customers clever picture inpainting and outpainting expertise. Time acknowledges Adobe Photoshop Generative Fill and Generative Broaden as finest innovations of 2023 within the AI class.

Earlier than Firefly, Jingwan was a pc imaginative and prescient analysis scientist and workforce lead who pioneered and led a big group effort to discover early generative fashions corresponding to GANs inside Adobe.

Wei Xiao, panelist for “The Influence of Generative AI in Completely different Industries”

Wei is the Director of Developer Relations at NVIDIA for the Center East, Africa, and rising areas. Her major focus is to drive AI and accelerated computing integration throughout the ecosystem.

Earlier than assuming her present position, Wei Xiao headed Ecosystem Engineering and Evangelism groups at each ARM and Samsung Semiconductor.

Along with her skilled endeavors, Wei dedicates her free time to educating AI programs on the Graduate College of Laptop Science at Santa Clara College.

Priya Mathur, panelist for “The Influence of Generative AI in Completely different Industries”

Priya is a Workers Knowledge Science Supervisor at Google and she or he is the founding father of Sparkle – GenAI Knowledge Analyst.

At Google, she leads Knowledge Science for Dwelling Platform Monetization and GenAI efforts for DSPA.

Beforehand at Groupon, she led Knowledge Science for App Push Notifications and TV Adverts.

Katherine Chou, panelist for “The Influence of Generative AI in Completely different Industries”

Katherine is the Senior Director of Analysis and Improvements at Google with a selected deal with nurturing scientific and technical breakthroughs that may result in world affect for science, well being, local weather, and development of platform applied sciences for our builders and researchers.

Katherine is concentrated on bettering the provision and accuracy of healthcare utilizing machine studying. She is a serial intrapreneur, significantly excited by eradicating well being inequities and bettering well being and well-being outcomes throughout all populations.

She beforehand developed merchandise inside Google[x] Labs for Life Sciences (now Verily) and co-founded Medical Mind (now “Well being AI”) at Google. She additionally headed up world groups to develop companion options and set up developer ecosystems for Cellular Funds, Cellular Search, GeoCommerce, YouTube, and Android.

Outdoors of Google, she is a Board member and Program Chair of Lewa Wildlife Conservancy, a Scientific Advisor to the ARCS Basis, a fellow of the Zoological Society of London, and collaborates with different wildlife NGOs and the Cambridge Enterprise Sustainability Programme in making use of the Silicon Valley innovation mindset to new areas.

Katherine holds a double main in Laptop Science and Economics at Stanford College and an M.S. in CS specialised in graphics.

Jaimie Hwang, presenter for “Take Motion, Study Extra, Begin Constructing with Google AI”

Jaimie Hwang is a worldwide product advertising and marketing chief with over a decade of expertise, particularly in AI/ML.

She has constructed and led world product advertising and marketing groups at various AI corporations, together with an award-winning pc imaginative and prescient startup and tech big Amazon.

She focuses on govt thought management, product storytelling, and built-in GTM technique. She is keen about selling AI know-how that’s constructed responsibly and solves real-world issues in a human-centric manner.

Jaimie holds a BS in Journalism and Built-in Advertising and marketing and Communications from Northwestern College. She lives in Seattle, Washington.

Save your spot at WiML Symposium 2023

The Girls in ML Symposium presents periods for all experience ranges, from novices to superior practitioners. RSVP at present to safe your spot and discover our complete agenda. We are able to’t wait to see you there!



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