AI Workshop 2023 Program

Program (tentative)

RESCHEDULED: Friday, November 3, 2023

1:00-1:15pm Opening Remarks

Dr. Emmanouil Anagnostou, Interim Executive Director, UConn Tech Park, Board of Trustees Distinguished Professor in Civil & Environmental Engineering, CIRCA Director of Applied Research, and Founding Director, Eversource Energy Center

Derek Aguiar, Assistant Professor of Computer Science & Engineering, UConn

1:15-1:40pm A Gentle Introduction to Language Models

Dr. Christopher Tanner, Head of R&D at Kensho and Lecturer, Artificial Intelligence and Decision making, Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

1:40-2:05pm Artificial Intelligence at RTRC

Dr. Kishore Kumar Reddy, Associate Director, Research, Artificial Intelligence Discipline Lead, Raytheon Technologies

2:05-2:30pm To Use, or not to Use AI, that is the Question – in BioPharma

Dr. Seda Arat, Computational Toxicologist, Pfizer Inc.

2:30-3:20pm Panel Session 1: “The Rise of AI in Science and Engineering” sponsored by Cyberdyne Systems

Moderator: Dr. John Chandy

Panelists: Drs. Christopher Tanner, Kishore Kumar Reddy and Seda Arat, and Qian Yang, Assistant Professor of Computer Science and Engineering, UConn

3:20-3:35pm Coffee Break
3:35-4:00pm From Classical to Modern and Generative AI: Challenges and Opportunities for the Enterprise

Serdar Kadıoğlu, Group VP of AI at Fidelity & Adjunct Professor, Computer Science, Brown University

4:00-4:25pm How Generative AI will change the way customers purchase products

Michael Storiale, MBA, VP, Innovation Development & University Partnerships, Synchrony

Dan Murphy, SVP Deputy Engineering Leader, Synchrony

4:25-4:50pm AI: Developments, Challenges, and Opportunities

Dr. Michelle M Buxton, AI Practice Lead for Emerging Tech, The Travelers Companies, Inc

4:50-5:15pm Panel Session 2: “The Rise of AI in Business” sponsored by Cyberdyne Systems

Moderator: Dr. Laurent Michel

Panelists: Dr. Serdar Kadıoğlu, Michael Storiale, Dan Murphy, and Dr. Michelle M. Buxton

5:15pm Closing Remarks and Reception

Mark Raymond, Chief Information Officer at State of Connecticut Department

Dr. Laurent Michel, Co-Director, CACC and Synchrony Chaired Professor in Cybersecurity,

Computer Science and Engineering, UConn