Informs will be holding its annual conference in October 2019 in Seattle. The conference attracts bot academics and practitioners. It is the largest conference for Operations Research. A new feature at the annual conference is to host leading experts to deliver tutorials on cutting edge topics. BT PhD student Nikhil Malik and professor Param Vir Singh were invited by Informs to deliver a tutorial on Deep Learning and Computer Vision: Methods, Causality Interpretability and Bias at the Informs 2019. The tutorial will be delivered on Oct 20 at 4:30 PM. It will also be available in paper form at Tutorial in Operations Research.
MTRA is a national association of money transfer regulators. The annual conference of the association was hosted in Pittsburgh from Sep 10-12, 2019 in Pittsburgh. BT professor Param Vir Singh delivered the plenary talk at the conference on Bias and Interpretability issues in ML/AI in Fintech.
Russian Fu’s paper “Un”fair Machine Learning Algorithms was selected for the Informs Conference on Information Systems and Technology, 2019. She was advised by BT professors Manmohan Aseri, Param Vir Singh and Kannan Srinivasan.
BT faculty, Yan Huang, was selected to receive the BP Junior Faculty Chair at the Tepper School of Business, Carnegie Mellon University for 2019-20. The junior faculty chairs are determined by the senior chairs faculty at the Tepper School. All untenured faculty members across areas are eligible for the junior chair. The selection is based on faculty’s research productivity and impact.
Qiaochu Wang, a 2nd year BT PhD student will present his research paper “Algorithmic Transparency” at the Informs, Conference of Information Systems and Technology 2019 in Seattle. This is Qiaochu’s joint work with BT professors Yan Huang and Param Vir Singh.
Shunyuan Zhang, a BT PhD student, joins the ranks of exceptional PhD graduates produced by the BT group. She will be joining Harvard Business School’s Marketing group as an Assistant Professor from 2019. Shunyuan was advised by Param Vir Singh and Kannan Srinivasan.
Nikhil Malik presented his work on Bitcoin’s scaling problems at the Workshop on Information Systems and Economics 2019. This is a joint work with Manmohan Aseri, Param Vir Singh and Kannan Srinivasan. A full version of the paper is available at SSRN: https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=3323529
Runshan Fu (4th year Heinz College Phd student) presented her joint work with Yan Huang and Param Vir Singh on crowd bias and machine learning at the Workshop on Information Systems and Economics 2018.
INFORMS, The Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences, is the leading international association for professionals in operations research and analytics. Param Vir Singh, Carnegie Bosch Associate Professor of Business Technologies and INFORMS member since 2008, was interviewed about his research on “Copycats vs. Original Mobile Apps: A Machine Learning Copycat-Detection Method and Empirical Analysis,” published in Information Systems Research. This is a joint work with Beibei Li (Heinz Faculty) and Quan Wang (Heinz PhD student).
Check the original interview here: https://pubsonline.informs.org/icymi/05-2018/authorspotlight
Nikhil Malik presented his work on Bitcoin disruption in payments at the Conference of Information Systems and Technology 2018. The paper was nominated for the Best Student paper award at the Conference. This is a joint work with BT faculty – Manmohan Aseri and Param Vir Singh.
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