Keynotes and Panels

Panelists at Ada's Legacy 2016.

Keynote speeches introduce the main topic and clear the ground for further discussion. Selected expert panelists discuss together the related issues and afterwards answer questions from the audience during the panel discussions.

The Big Promise of Big Data Analytics

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Panelists

The Artificial Intelligence: from Algorithms to Ethics

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Gunay Kazimzade
Gunay Kazimzade
Gunay is a Doctoral Researcher at the Weizenbaum Institute for the Networked Society (Weizenbaum-Institut für die vernetzte Gesellschaft) in Berlin, Germany. She is a PhD candidate in Computer Science at the Technical University of Berlin (Technische Universität Berlin). Her main research directions are gender and racial bias in AI, inclusiveness in AI, and AI-enhanced education.

She is a TEDx speaker, given a speech in more than 100 national and international (non-) academic conferences all over the world. In 2019, Gunay was awarded by the German Informatics Society as the “AI Newcomer” of the year in the Computer Science category. In 2020, she has been awarded the Youth Presidential Award in Azerbaijan.

Gunay has publications presented in major academic conferences as ACM AAAI/AI Ethics and Society Conference, Artificial Intelligence in Education Conference, Ethics of Data Science Conference, etc. Currently, she is also managing a social platform “TechCentrum,” which is aiming for knowledge exchange in the Emerging Tech field for underrepresented communities.

Panelists

Dr. Sabrina Aliyeva
Dr. Sabrina Aliyeva
Sabrina is a Deep Learning Engineer at California-based Synopsys company in the USA. She obtained her PhD in Geophysics from Stanford University in 2018. During her doctoral studies she worked in image processing of large number of high-resolution scanning electron microscope (SEM) images of rocks using machine learning algorithms.

At Synopsys, Sabrina uses her machine learning and AI skills to analyze SEM images of semiconductors and solve issues associated with the manufacturing of single-digit-nanometer (7 nanometers and below) scale circuits. Her current professional research interests also includes computational perception and robotics.

Sabrina has been promoting the role of women in computing. She was a delegate at the 2018 Grace Hopper Celebration, the world’s largest gathering of women technologists, also supported the Azerbaijan ACM Chapter events, such as annual Ada’s Legacy celebration.

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