Past Invited Talks, Panels, and Speaking Engagements

Talks & Workshops

June 12, 2018 – Deep Learning for Self-driving – AI Toronto – Toronto

June 5, 2018 – Career Path – FutureMakers Talks – Toronto

Jan 24, 2018 – ML for Self Driving – Toronto ML Summit – Toronto

Sept 13, 2017 – Robots in the Age of AI – Elevate Toronto – Toronto

August 31, 2017 – Design+AI – Toronto

July 17, 2017 – NextAI Intelligence in Practice series – Toronto

June 21, 2017 – Keynote – The Future of AI –  48Hrs in the Valley – San Francisco, CA

June 15, 2017 – Canadian Tech@Scale – Toronto

May 31, 2017 – Get-Your-Bot-On Women in Robotics Series – Toronto

March 10, 2017 – A Quick & Dirty Machine Learning Into – SXSW, Austin, TX

January 20, 2017 – Opening Keynote – On The Path to AI – Queen’s Conference on Business and Technology – Queen’s University, Kingston

January 19, 2017 – Workshop –  Filling The Gap, Toronto

November 29, 2016 – Identity-Driven Loyalty – Data Marketing TO, Toronto

October 18, 2016 – Applied Machine Learning & Big Data Stories – Georgian Partners Portfolio Conference, Toronto

July 11, 2016 – Uncovering Business Opportunities with Big Data – Ryerson University, Toronto

June 21-22, 2016 – Product Optimization through Big Data Analytics and Machine Learning – Chief Analytics Officer Forum, Toronto

June 8-9, 2016 – How People Read – Women in STEM Summit, San Francisco, CA

June 8-9, 2016 – Machine Learning & Big Data for eReading – Machine Learning Innovation Summit, San Francisco, CA

April 1st, 2016 – Using Big Data for eReading Personalization – BookNet Canada’s Annual TechForum (Minutes 14:22 – 25:16), Toronto

February 17th, 2016 – Kobo Case Study Presentation – 2nd Annual Big Data & Analytics Summit Canada, Toronto

February 11th, 2016 – Dean’s Distinguished Visitor Talk – Big Data for eReading – Ryerson University, Toronto

November 2015 – How Do People Read? – Predictive Analytics Innovation Conference, Chicago, IL

Sept 2015 – Big Data and Machine Learning [Video] – Computer Fundamentals Plenary Talk, University of Toronto

April 2015 – Career Path presentation – Girls in Tech Toronto

March 17, 2014 – Big Data and Machine Learning at Kobo – Guest Lecture – Knowledge Media Design Program, UofT

November, 2014 – Big Data for eBooks and eReading [Video] – Rakuten Technology Conference, Tokyo, Japan

November 2014 – Big Data and Machine Learning [Video] – Computer Fundamentals Plenary Talk, University of Toronto

March 2014 – Machine Learning Research and Big Data at Kobo  CPAMI invited talk, University of Waterloo, Waterloo

September 2012 – Getting to Grips With Algorithms – Girl Geeks Toronto, Toronto

Panels & Mentorship Events

June 27, 2018 – Women Leaders in Tech panel – Brain Station – Toronto

July 3, 2018 – ML in production panel – Toronto

April 23, 2018  – AI – The Future or Now panel – Branksome Hall, Toronto

March 27, 2018 – Design Strategists: The Exchange meetup – Toronto

March 8, 2018 – Int’l women’s day event @ Capgemini – Women in AI – Toronto

March 1, 2018 – Filling The Gap – Toronto

Feb 26, 2018 – Mentoring Event – The Living Library – Toronto

Jan 23, 2018 – Girl Geek Toronto – Ethical AI – Toronto

Jan 21, 2018 – Engineers Without Borders – Hamilton, ON

Nov 2, 2017 – Go North – Toronto

Sept 26, 2017 – Lean In Toronto – Toronto

June 17, 2017 – Canadian Undergraduate Computer Science Conference – UofT, Toronto

May 16, 2017 – CIBC Technology & Innovation Conference – Toronto

March 29, 2017 – Industry Panel for Computer Science undergraduate students – Ryerson, Toronto

February 2, 2017 – Mentorship Event – Backpack to Briefcase (b2B) – UofT, Toronto

January 26, 2017 – How Will Deep Learning Change Manufacturing and Industry? – RE:WORK Deep Learning Summit – San Francisco

October 11, 2016 – How to Apply for Jobs in Computing – University of Toronto

June 14-15, 2016 – Disrupting Industries – Big Data Toronto, Toronto

June 2, 2016 – Innovation – Canadian Tech @ Scale, Toronto

January 14th, 2016 – Success Stories from PhD Engineers and Scientists, UofT, Institute for Leadership Education in Engineering, Toronto

May 6th, 2015 – Career Transitions: What Is My Next Move? – IEEE Young Professionals Toronto, Toronto

May 5th, 2014 – Career Panel – Connections Conference, UofT

March 2012 – Women Innovate Series – Life After Graduation, WISE, UofT

Academic Research Presentations

Beyond Affinity Propagation  Machine Learning and NLP seminar, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, February 2012.

Learning Better Image Representations Using ‘Flobject Analysis’- Learning Workshop (“Snowbird”) Presentation, Ft. Lauderdale, FL, April 2011. Machine Learning Seminar, University of Toronto, Toronto, November 2010.  

Improving Classification and Regression by Estimating Global Parameters Microsoft Research Cambridge Presentation, Cambridge, UK, August, 2010.

Hierarchical and Semi-Supervised Affinity Propagation Grace Hopper Celebration, Technical Poster Session, Tuscan, AZ, October, 2009. Learning Workshop Poster Session (“Snowbird”), Clearwater, FL, April, 2009. Engineering Department, University of Cambridge, January, 2009.Canadian Institute for Advanced Research (CIFAR) summer school, Toronto, August, 2008.

Learning to Match Unstructured Text to Structured Records  Microsoft Research Presentation, Mountain View, CA, August, 2009.

Using Online Social Networks for Recommendation Systems  Microsoft Research Tech Talk, Mountain View, CA, June, 2009.

Multi-Way Clustering of Chemical-Genetic DataPoster – CIFAR Genetic Networks Annual Meeting, Banff, January 2007.

Matrix Tile Analysis  1st Women in Machine Learning Workshop, San Diego, CA, Oct. 2006, Machine Learning Seminar, University of Toronto, Sept. 2006.