Adventures in Analytics // Bob Rogers, Chief Data Scientist for Analytics & AI, Intel

Date: 

Friday, November 3, 2017, 12:30pm to 2:00pm

Location: 

Harvard Geological Museum (Room 100), 24 Oxford Street, Cambridge MA 02138

Abstract: The world is an amazing place for data scientists. Bob Rogers, Chief Data Scientist for Analytics and AI at Intel Corporation, will describe his experiences as a leader in analytics and AI. He will share his perspective on what makes a great data scientist, how he defines data science, analytics and Artificial Intelligence, real insights into the day to day life of a data scientist, and an overview of the model creation pipeline. Bob believes that the opportunities to apply advanced analytics to improve the lives of people are boundless, and will demonstrate his work with the “Intel Inside, Safer Children Outside” program, which applies analytics and AI to fight child sex trafficking and child exploitation online.

Bio: Bob Rogers is chief data scientist for big data solutions at Intel, where he applies his experience solving problems with big data and analytics to help Intel build world-class customer solutions. Prior to joining Intel, Bob was cofounder and chief scientist at Apixio, a big data analytics company for healthcare. There he honed his belief that accurate understanding of patient clinical and genomic data, physician behavior, and the characteristics of the healthcare delivery network are foundational to a better future for healthcare and that big data analytics is essential to driving this transformation.

Bob began his career as an astrophysicist, developing computer models of physical processes near supermassive black holes. He became interested in computational intelligence and incorporated research on artificial neural networks into his academic work. He coauthored the book Artificial Neural Networks: Forecasting Time Series, which led to a 12-year career managing a quantitative futures trading fund based on computer models he developed. In 2006, Bob transitioned into healthcare at Carl Zeiss Meditec, where he was responsible for new product development for the diagnostic device that is the global standard of care for glaucoma. He received his BS in physics at UC Berkeley and his PhD in physics at Harvard.

IACS Seminars are free and open to the public.  Lunch will be served from 12:30-1pm on a first-come, first served basis.  The talk will begin promptly at 1pm.

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