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March 23, 2018
Putting Science to Work for the Health of Women: Update from the Office of Research on Women's Health

June 12-13, 2018
GUIRR Meeting


 February 2018 Meeting Banner 
AI technology is already surpassing human decision-making in certain instances.  Can machine learning technologies help translate findings in fundamental research into practice, move therapies into the clinical market, and move other products more quickly to commercialization?  What are the regulatory and ethical issues that need to be taken into consideration? How do we best balance risk with reward?

Tuesday, February 13, 2018
2:30-5:00 pm GUIRR Council Meeting (closed session) - NAS 120
5:00-6:30 pm Networking Mixer - West Court

6:30-8:30 pm


Dinner and Keynote Address - Great Hall

  • Oren Etzioni, Chief Executive Officer of the Allen Institute for Artificial Intelligence
  • Moderator: Laurie Leshin, GUIRR University Co-Chair and President of Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Wednesday, February 14, 2018
8:00-8:15 am


Welcome Remarks - Lecture Room

  • Gordon England, GUIRR Industry Co-Chair and Chair of the Board of PFP Cybersecurity
8:15-9:45 am AI Applications for Discovery, Diagnosis, and Treatment
  • Alvin Rajkomar, Senior Research Scientist at Google Brain
  • Jed Pitera, Research Staff Member at IBM Almaden Research Center
  • Sandy Farmer, Executive Director of Genome Sciences and Technologies at Pfizer
  • Robert Murphy, Head of the Computational Biology Department, Carnegie Mellon University
9:45-10:15 am Break
10:15-11:45 am Emerging Cross-Sector AI Challenges and Opportunities
  • Jeff Alstott, Program Manager for Artificial Intelligence at IARPA
  • Nathan Hodas, Senior Research Scientist at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
  • David Gunning, Program Manager, Explainable Artificial Intelligence at DARPA
  • Erik Vinkhuyzen, Senior Researcher at Nissan Motor Company 
11:45 am-1:00 pm Lunch - West Court
1:00-1:30 pm AI and Intellectual Property
  • Robin Feldman, Director of the Institute of Innovation Law at UC Hastings
1:30-2:30 pm AI and the Workforce
  • Melvin Greer, Chief Data Scientist, Public Sector Americas, Intel Corporation
2:30-3:00 pm GUIRR Activity Updates
Webinars, Federal Demonstration Partnership, and International Research Collaborations Working Group
3:00 pm