Delivered by some of Microsoft’s top academic
specialists, this event series will provide a broad overview of key emerging
technologies and explore the role of tech on society and accessibility. We’ll
dive into automated machine learning, serverless computing, face application
programming and consider the role of the cloud in fighting a pandemic. We’ll
also introduce, and help you explore, the world of Microsoft
Designed for HigherEd Students, this course is open
for anyone to attend. Participants who attend at least four events will receive
a voucher to schedule a relevant
certification for free with Pearson Vue, valued at
Join us to gain valuable insights into bleeding
edge technologies, expand your network and improve your employability.
**certification vouchers are limited to one per
person, for the first 300 people who attend four events.
Francesca Lazzeri, PhD is an experienced scientist and machine learning practitioner with over 12 years of both academic and industry experience. She is author of “Machine Learning for Time Series Forecasting” book (Wiley) and many other publications, including technology journals and conferences. Francesca is Adjunct Professor of AI and machine learning at Columbia University and Principal Cloud Advocate Manager at Microsoft, where she leads an international team (across USA, Canada, UK and Russia) of cloud AI developer advocates and engineers, managing a large portfolio of customers in the research/academic/education sector and building intelligent automated solutions on the cloud. Before joining Microsoft, she was a research fellow at Harvard University in the Technology and Operations Management Unit. She is also advisory board member of Women in Data Science (WiDS) initiative, machine learning mentor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Columbia University, and active member of the AI community. You can find her on Twitter: @frlazzeri and Medium: https://medium.com/@francescalazzeri
Jen Looper is a Google Developer Expert and a Cloud
Developer Advocate Lead at Microsoft on the Academic Team with over 20 years'
experience as a web and mobile developer, specializing in creating cross-platform
mobile and web apps. She's a multilingual multiculturalist with a passion for
hardware hacking, mobile apps, Vue.js, machine learning and discovering new
things every day. With a PhD in medieval French literature, Jen's area of focus
is currently in digital humanities by way of applied machine learning, applying
new techniques to rediscover ancient artifacts. She is the founder and CEO of
Front-End Foxes, Inc., an international nonprofit charity that promotes
diversity in front-end developer communities. Visit Front-End Foxes Inc at https://www.frontendfoxes.org and
learn about our bootcamp for women at https://frontendfoxes.school.
Visit Jen's personal site at https://www.jenlooper.com,
or connect via Twitter @jenlooper.
I work as a Cloud Solution Architect specialized on AI
& Machine Learning at Microsoft since four years. I help Microsoft partners
developing innovative and AI infused software and solution on Azure. My
background is in computer science, but I also specialized in cognitive
I love to talk about tech, AI, gaming, brain and how
we can make the tech world a much more inclusive and diverse place.
Stephen has 22 years’ experience in software
engineering, lecturing, program management, and the education industry. He is
currently the Academic Program Manager for Microsoft Ireland.
In this role he advocates for STEM skills at K12,
computer science skills to higher and further education customers, and digital
transformation to government educational agencies.
Stephen is an advocate for STE(A)M, Autism & ADHD
awareness, Gender Diversity in Tech, and increasing accessibility in technology
for all. He is the Diversity and Inclusion Council Accessibility Pillar Lead
for Microsoft Ireland (from July 2019).
He is in final year of a PhD in SMARTLab, University
College Dublin on Inclusive Design and Creative Technology Innovation, where
his research focuses on Computational Thinking and Kinesthetic Learning
Dmitry is a Microsoft veteran, working for more than 13 years. He started as a Technical Evangelist, and in this role presented on numerous conferences, including twice being on stage with Steve Ballmer. He then worked for 2 years as Senior Software Engineer, helping big European companies to start pilot digital transformation projects based on in AI and ML. As Cloud Developer Advocate, Dmitry focuses on creating educational content and working with academic and research institutions. He is also an Associate Professor at MIPT, HSE and MAI in Moscow, a big fan of functional programming and F#, and a maintainer/primary developer of mPyPl library. In his spare time, Dmitry explores Science Art and Technological Magic, as well as performs Chinese tea ceremonies. He can be reached at http://soshnikov.com.
Jim does things with IoT and Azure in the Developer Relations team at Microsoft, mainly creating content for students and faculty to help them be successful with Microsoft technologies. He’s British, so sounds way smarter than he actually is, and is happy he moved to Redmond in time to be locked down at home and not see the office he came to work in, or the places he wanted to visit. In the past he’s lived in 4 continents working as a developer in the mobile, desktop, and scientific space. He also hates cats, but has an 8 year old daughter who loves cats, so he has 2 cats.
Automated Machine Learning on Azure
Face Application Programming Interface & Creating Cognitive Portrait
How Cloud can fight a pandemic using Text Analytics and CosmosDB
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