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AI in the Clouds: Data, ML and AI in the new world of software in the Cloud

January 22, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Neel Sundaresan. Partner Director, Cloud and Enterprise, Microsoft


• 6:30 arrive, register, network, food

• 7:00 ACM upcoming events, general announcements

• 7:10 to about 8:30 Presentation

• 9:00 hard stop, all out.

Description: In the recent years we have seen how Data Science, Machine Learning, and AI, in general, have been influencing and rewriting the rules in everything from commerce to healthcare to finance. Additionally, deploying to the cloud and has opened new opportunities for collecting and using data. We have quickly moved from using data for reporting to prediction to prescription to assisting rewrite the programs that generate the data in the first place. Bots rewriting themselves have got attention for both new productivity opportunities and fear of robot domination. Bootstrapping and program generation are well known in the programming language and compiler community. Traditionally these were done using rule based systems. With massive data on code and coder behavior and interactions, and processing power to create intelligence from this, one can envision new AI that blurs the distance between data and code and code development process. Combining interaction data with program and deployment data i In this talk we will discuss topics related to robotification of various aspects of software development, compiler systems, software processes for code review, deployment etc. through use of data and AI.

Bio: Neel Sundaresan is a Partner Director at Microsoft with the Cloud and Enterprise division where he leads the data platform, insights, data science/AI/ML teams. Lately he has been focusing on bringing AI and ML to the world of cloud developers. Prior to Microsoft he headed eBay Research Labs and eBay Data Labs where he created and led technology a diverse research and technology organization focused on areas from machine learning for search and recommendations to computer vision to economics, HCI and distributed systems.

Prior to that he co-founded a network CRM company and was also a research manager at IBM Almaden research center. He received his Ph.D. in computer science from Indiana University, Bloomington and a masters in mathematics and in computer science from the Indian Institute of Technology, Mumbai. He has product and research experience in areas from programming languages, compilers, parallel and distributed systems, web mining, search and recommender systems, machine learning, computer vision, and internet economics. He has over 100 research publications and 148 issued patents and is a frequent speaker at academic and industrial conferences.



January 22, 2018
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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SF Bay ACM Chapter


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