Past Invited Talks, Presentations, and Speaking Engagements

Sept 13, 2017 – Elevate Toronto – Toronto

August 31, 2017 – Short Presentation – Design+AI – Toronto

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

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

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

June 15, 2017 – Talk – Canadian Tech@Scale – Toronto

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

January 19, 2017 – Filling The Gap Workshop, 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

October 11, 2016 – How to Apply for Jobs in Computing – University of 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 14-15, 2016 – Disrupting Industries Panel – Big Data Toronto, Toronto

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

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

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

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 – Big Data for eReading – Ryerson University Dean’s Distinguished Visitor Talk Series, Toronto

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

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

Big Data and Machine Learning [Video] – Nov. 2014, Sept. 2015 Computer Fundamentals Plenary Talk, University of Toronto,  

Big Data and Machine Learning at Kobo Knowledge Media Design Program, UofT, March 2014

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

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

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 SystemsMicrosoft 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 Analysis1st Women in Machine Learning Workshop, San Diego, CA, Oct. 2006.Machine Learning Seminar, University of Toronto, Sept. 2006.