Agenda

Deep Learning World Las Vegas 2019

June 16-20, 2019 – Caesars Palace, Las Vegas


This page shows the agenda for Deep Learning World. Click here to view the agenda for Predictive Analytics World Business and click here for PAW Financial.
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Workshops - Monday, June 17th, 2019

8:30 am
Pre-Conference Training Workshop

Full-day: 8:30am – 4:30pm

This one-day introductory workshop dives deep. You will explore deep neural classification, LSTM time series analysis, convolutional image classification, advanced data clustering, bandit algorithms, and reinforcement learning. Click workshop title above for the fully detailed description. Click workshop title above for the fully detailed description.  

Leader
James McCaffreyMicrosoft
Senior Scientist Engineer
Microsoft
4:30 pm
Workshop end

Day 1 - Tuesday, June 18th, 2019

8:00 am
Registration & Networking Breakfast
8:45 am
Eric SiegelPredictive Analytics World
Conference Founder
Predictive Analytics World
8:50 am
MEGA-PAW SUPER-PLENARY KEYNOTE

In this keynote address, Gil Arditi will cover the areas of machine learning development at Lyft, talk about friction points in the model lifecycle – from prototyping and feature engineering to production deployment – and show how Lyft streamlined this process internally. He will also cover a step-by-step example of a model that was recently developed and taken to production.

Session description
Speaker
Gil ArditiLyft
Product Lead, Machine Learning
Lyft
9:15 am
MEGA-PAW SUPER-PLENARY KEYNOTE

In the United States, between 1500 and 3000 infants and children die due to abuse and neglect each year. Children age 0-3 years are at the greatest risk. The children who survive abuse, neglect and chronic adversity in early childhood often suffer a lifetime of well-documented physical, mental, educational, and social health problems. The cost of child maltreatment to American society is estimated at $124 - 585 billion annually.

A distinctive characteristic of the infants and young children most vulnerable to maltreatment is their lack of visibility to the professionals. Indeed, approximately half of infants and children who die from child maltreatment are not known to child protection agencies before their deaths occur. 
Early detection and intervention may reduce the severity and frequency of outcomes associated with child maltreatment, including death. 
In this talk, Dr. Daley will discuss the work of the nonprofit, Predict-Align-Prevent, which implements geospatial machine learning to predict the location of child maltreatment events, strategic planning to optimize the spatial allocation of prevention resources, and longitudinal measurements of population health and safety metrics to determine the effectiveness of prevention programming.  Her goal is to discover the combination of prevention services, supports, and infrastructure that reliably prevents child abuse and neglect.  

Session description
Speaker
Dyann Daley MDPredict Align Prevent
Founder and CEO
Predict-Align-Prevent
9:40 am
Sponsored Session
The Session Description will be available shortly.
Session description
10:00 am
Exhibits & Morning Coffee Break
10:30 am
KEYNOTE

Over the last few years, convolutional neural networks (CNN) have risen in popularity, especially in the area of computer vision. Many mobile applications running on smartphones and wearable devices would potentially benefit from the new opportunities enabled by deep learning techniques. However, CNNs are by nature computationally and memory intensive, making them challenging to deploy on a mobile device. We explain how to practically bring the power of convolutional neural networks and deep learning to memory and power-constrained devices like smartphones. You will learn various strategies to circumvent obstacles and build mobile-friendly shallow CNN architectures that significantly reduce memory footprint.

Session description
Speakers
Siddha GanjuNvidia
Solutions Architect
Nvidia
Anirudh Koulaira
Head of AI & Research
Aira
Meher KasamSquare
Software Developer
Square
11:15 am
5-minute transition between sessions
11:20 am
Case Study: Trimble, Inc.

Deep learning certainly has roots in the autonomous vehicle space. However, most trucking companies have a substantial investment in existing class 8 semi-trailer trucks that are not going to be replaced overnight. Trimble Transportation Mobility is using deep learning technologies, in conjunction with other advanced analytic techniques and state of the art DevOps approaches to help ensure the safe operation of trucking fleets. While it may be premature for many trucking fleets to embrace autonomous vehicles, TTM has made it possible for those same companies to leverage deep learning as a way to reduce costs and improve safety.

Session description
Speakers
Miles PorterTrimble
Data Scientist
Trimble
Ryan WolbeckTrimble
Data Scientist
Trimble Transportation Mobility
Josh ChapmanTrimble
Data Engineer
Trimble Transportation Mobility
12:05 pm
Lunch
1:30 pm

Field Issue( Malfunction) incidents are costly for manufacture’s service department. Normal telematics system has difficulty in capturing useful information even with pre-set triggers. In order to solve above challenges, a machine learning especially deep learning based predictive software/hardware system has been implemented to: 1) decide when fault will happen 2) root cause diagnostics on the spot based on time series data analysis. A novel technique has been proposed to solve the lack of training data for the root cause analysis neural network.

Session description
Speaker
Yong SunIsuzu
Supervisor
Isuzu Technicial Center of America
2:15 pm
Gold Sponsored Session
The Session Description will be available shortly.
Session description
2:35 pm
5-minute transition between sessions
2:40 pm

Machine learning has been sweeping our industry, and the creativity it is already enabling is incredible. On the flip side there has also been the emergence of technology like Deep Fakes with the possibility to spread disinformation. As a tool maker, is our technology neutral, or are we responsible for creating technology for good? How should we be thinking about biases of multiple forms when training AI? What can go wrong when learning is applied to indiscriminate user data? 

 At Adobe we look at this problem from multiple angles, from weighing the positives of technology against their possible misuses, researching detection technology for manipulated images, assembling diverse teams of experts, and having internal training and reviews of technology around Artificial Intelligence.

Session description
Speaker
Steve HoegAdobe Systems
Senior Engineering Manager
Adobe
3:25 pm
Exhibits & Afternoon Break
3:55 pm

At Bank of America Merrill Lynch, hundreds of equity reports are being produced by hundreds of research analysts in a given day focusing on a specific stock, industry sector, a currency, commodity or fixed-income instrument, or even on a geographic region or country. An exhaustive pre-release review process is in-place that guarantees the factual accuracy of the published report and other regulatory and compliance requirements. The review work, conducted by Supervisory Groups, is largely manual and has to balance the workload requirements of a comprehensive and detailed scrutiny with ever increasing pressure to reduce time to market.

This session will focus on demonstrating how an intelligent document classification system was developed using NLP and how the system leveraged doc2vec and word2vec for creating distributed semantic spaces that provides the context based insights of the documents. This session also will demonstrate how semantics were used to develop deep learning network for sentence classification that flags and identifies questionable entities and language of interest of documents in an automated manner.

Session description
Speaker
Bhakthi LiyangeBank of America Merill Lynch
VP, Data Science Lead
Bank of America Merill Lynch
4:40 pm
5-minute transition between sessions
4:45 pm
4:45 pm - 5:05 pm
Case Study: Reinsurance Group of America (RGA)

How much data is enough to build an accurate deep learning model? This one of the first and most difficult questions to answer early in any machine learning project. However, the quality and applicability of your data are more important considerations than quantity alone. This talk presents some insights and lessons learned for gauging the suitability of electronic health record (EHR) training data for a life underwriting project. You will see how to determine if more data might increase accuracy and how to identify any weaknesses a deep neural network might have as a result of your current training data.

Session description
Speaker
Jeff HeatonRGA
VP, Data Scientist
RGA
5:05 pm - 5:25 pm

There have been ten US recessions since 1950. When is the next one? The answer matters because asset prices plunge in recessions, which creates both risk and opportunity. Forecasters answer this question by looking at leading economic indicators. We translate the thinking of forecasters into machine learning solutions. This talk explains the use of recurrent neural networks, which excel at learning historical patterns that don’t repeat, but rhyme. Our model anticipates the Great Recession from past data and exhibits lower error than established benchmarks. The proposed approach is broadly applicable to other prediction problems such as revenue and P&L forecasting.

Session description
Speaker
Arnab ChakrabartiHitachi America
Senior Research Scientist
Hitachi America, Ltd.
5:25 pm
Networking Reception
7:00 pm
End of first Conference Day

Day 2 - Wednesday, June 19th, 2019

8:00 am
Registration & Networking Breakfast
8:55 am
KEYNOTE

Deep neural networks provide state-of-the-art results in almost all image classification and retrieval tasks. This session will focus on the latest research on active learning and similarity search for deep neural networks and how they are applied in practice by the Verizon Media Group. Using active learning, we can select better images and substantially reduce the number of images required to train a model. It enables us to achieve state-of the art performance while substantially reducing cost and labor. By using triplet loss for similarity search, we can improve our ability to retrieve better images for shopping application and advertising.

Session description
Speaker
Armin KappelerVerizon
Sr. Research Engineer
Verizon Media Group
9:40 am
Sponsored Session
The Session Description will be available shortly.
Session description
10:00 am
5-minute transition between sessions
10:05 am
The Session Description will be available shortly.
Session description
Speaker
10:50 am
Exhibits & Morning Coffee Break
11:20 am

In 2015 for the first time, we demonstrated the application of the deep neural networks to the prediction of the chronological age of the patient using the basic anonymized clinical test data and launched the aging.ai system for public testing. Since then we demonstrated the integration of multi-modal data for aging research by launching the intelligently-formulated nutraceuticals and establishing a real-world data collection effort with the launch of the young.ai system. The talk will focus on the predictors of chronological and biological age using the deep neural networks trained on the blood biochemistry, transcriptomic and imaging data.

Session description
Speakers
Alex Zhavoronkov
CEO
Insilico Medicine
Polina Mamoshina
Senior Research Scientist
Insilico Medicine
12:05 pm
Lunch
1:10 pm

In this talk, Chandra Kahtri, Senior AI Scientist at Uber AI, formerly at Alexa AI, will detail various problems associated with Conversational AI such as speech recognition, language understanding, dialog management, language generation, sensitive content detection and evaluation and the advancements brought by deep learning in addressing each one of these problems. He will also present on the applied research work he has done at Alexa and Uber for the problems mentioned above.

Session description
Speaker
Chandra KhatriUber
Senior AI Scientist
Uber AI
2:00 pm
Sponsored Session
The Session Description will be available shortly.
Session description
2:10 pm
5-minute transition between sessions
2:15 pm
Case Study: Microsoft

In applications like fraud and abuse protection, it is imperative to use progressive learning and fast retraining to combat emerging fraud vectors. However, somewhat unfortunately, these scenarios also suffer from the problem of late-coming supervision (such as late chargebacks), which makes the problem even more challenging! If we use a direct supervised approach, a lot of the valuable sparse supervision signal gets wasted on figuring out the manifold structure of data before the model actually starts discriminating newly emerging fraud. At Microsoft we are investigating unsupervised learning, especially auto encoding with deep networks, as a preprocessor that can help tackle this problem. An auto-encoding network, which is trained to reconstruct (in some sense) the input features through a constriction, learns to encode the manifold structure of the data into a small set of latent variables, similar to how PCA encodes the dominant linear eigen spaces. The key point is that the training of this auto-encoder happens with the abundant unlabeled data – it does not need any supervision. Once trained, we then use the auto-encoder as a featurizer that feeds into the supervised model proper. Because the manifold structure is already encoded in the auto-encoded bits, the supervised model can immediately start learning to discriminate between good and bad manifolds using the precious training signal that flows in about newly emerging fraud patterns. This effectively improves the temporal tracking capability of the fraud protection system and significantly reduces fraud losses. We will share some promising early results we have achieved by using this approach.

Session description
Speaker
Anand OkaMicrosoft
Principal Program Manager Lead
Microsoft
3:00 pm
Exhibits & Afternoon Break
3:30 pm
3:30 pm - 3:50 pm
Case Study: Collective Sense

Logs are a valuable source of data, but extracting knowledge is not easy. To get actionable information, it frequently requires creating dedicated parsing rules, which leaves the long-tail of less popular formats. Widely applying real-time pattern discovery establishes each log as its own event of a given type (pattern) with specific properties (parameters). This application makes it a tremendous input source for Deep Learning algorithms that filter out noise and present what’s most interesting. This talk reviews real-life cases where these techniques allowed to pinpoint important issues, and highlights insights on how best to elevate DL in the development lifecycle.

Session description
Speaker
Przemek Maciołek, PhD
VP of Research & Development
Collective Sense
3:55 pm - 4:15pm
Case Study: BMO Financial Group

Automated modeling is already in focus by practitioners. However, applications for marketing campaigns require significant effort in data preparation. To address this bottleneck, the robotic modeler integrates a front layer, which automatically scrolls executed campaigns and prepares data for modeling, with a machine learning engine. It enables for automated campaign backend modeling, generates scoring codes, and produces supportive documentations. The robotic modeler supports generalized deep learning assembling business targets and features. Systematically running the robotic modeler provides additional benefits including perceiving input feature importance from various campaigns or estimating cross-campaign effects. It empowers “hyper-learning” derived from campaign modeling.

Session description
Speaker
Alex GlushkovskyBMO Financial Group
Principal Data Scientist
BMO Financial Group
4:15 pm
5-minute transition between sessions
4:20 pm
4:20 pm - 4:40 pm
Case Study: Decision Engines Inc

Deep learning applications have shown great success in commercial applications such as self driving cars, facial recognition and speech understanding. However, typically deep learning models would require tons of data as well as the annotations, which cause significant hurdles for AI startups because lack of data, funding and resources. In this session, I will present how to overcome the cold-start problem of deep learning facing by a lot of the startups.

Session description
Speaker
Kunling GengDecision Engines Inc.
Lead Data Scientist & AI Architect
Decision Engines Inc.
4:45 pm - 5:05 pm

In the talk, I will give a detailed example how a seamlessly integrated, distributed Spark + Deep Learning system can reduce training cost by 90% and increase prediction throughput by 10X. With such a powerful tool in hand, a data scientist can process more data and get more data insight than a team of 20 data scientists with traditional tools.

Session description
Speaker
Luming Wang
Head of Data
Millennium Management
5:05 pm
End of second Conference Day

Workshops - Thursday, June 20th, 2019

8:30 am
Post-Conference Workshop

Full-day: 8:30am – 4:30pm

During this workshop, you will gain hands-on experience deploying deep learning on Google’s TPUs (Tensor Processing Units) – held the day immediately after the Deep Learning World and Predictive Analytics World two-day conferences.. Click workshop title above for the fully detailed description.

Leader
4:30 pm
Workshop end
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