2020 industryXchange: Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning

The 2020 industryXchange has gone virtual!

New dates: December 7–8

Registration is now OPEN!

The College of Engineering’s industryXchange brings together industry, Penn State faculty, and government agencies to jointly explore collaboration opportunities for research and student engagement. The 2020 industryXchange will have a focus on “Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning.”

For more information, please contact Priya Baboo at pzb104@psu.edu.

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Agenda

December 7
Time Session
10:00-
10:15 AM
Welcome
Lora Weiss, Senior Vice President for Research, Penn State
10:15-
11:00 AM
Keynote: Current State of AI, Shortcomings and Opportunities
Andrew Fairbanks, General Manager, IBM North America Delivery
11:00 AM-
12:15 PM
Research Spotlight: Multi-Disciplinary Seed Grant Awardees
1:30-
3:30 PM
AI Partnership Opportunities in Defense, Security, and Health
1:30-
2:30 PM
Panel Discussion: University, Industry, Government Partnerships to Advance AI/ML
Moderator: Micah Clark, Research Professor & Senior Scientist for Autonomy, AI, Cognitive Science, Applied Research Laboratory, Penn State
Co-moderator: Ron Herardian, Senior Director of Technology, Cloud and Cybersecurity, Altran
2:30-
3:30 PM
Meet the Directors (two 30-minute rotational sessions)
Track 1: Air Force
Donna Senft, Chief Scientist, Air Force Global Strike Command, Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana
Track 2: Army Research Office
Purush Iyer, Network Sciences Division Chief, Army Research Office
Jen Becker, Basic and Applied Research Team Lead, Army Research Office
Track 3: Idaho National Lab
Andrea Jokisaari, Computational Scientist, Computational Mechanics and Material
Track 4: Idaho National Lab
Ahmad Al Rashdan, Ph.D., Senior Research and Development Scientist, Instrumentation, Controls, and Data Science, Nuclear Science and Technology
Track 5: National Science Foundation
Georgia-Ann Klutke, Program Director, Operations Engineering, Smart and Connected Health, CMMI
Track 6: Office of Naval Research (ONR)
Bob Smith, Director, Department of Navy SBIR/STTR and Special Programs, Office of Naval Research
Track 7: Office of Naval Research (ONR)
Michael Qin, Program Officer, Hybrid Complex Warfare – Robotics and Autonomy, Office of Naval Research
5:00-
7:00 PM
Graduate Student Networking Reception
Sponsored by Altran
December 8
Time Session
9:30-
9:45 AM
Welcome
Justin Schwartz, Harold and Inge Marcus Dean of Engineering, Penn State
9:45-
10:30 AM
Virtual Fireside Chat: AI for All: Breaking Barriers with Private-Public Partnerships
Igor Jablokov, CEO, Pryon
Moderator: Justin Schwartz, Harold and Inge Marcus Dean of Engineering, Penn State
10:45 AM-
12:15 PM
Breakout: AI in Health Care
10:45-
11:15 AM
Industry Reverse Pitch
Altran: Bruce Fairley, SVP, US Operations, Tessella, Altran
Intel: Prashant Shah, Director of Artificial Intelligence, Health and Life Sciences
11:15 AM-
12:15 PM
Faculty Tech Talks
Breakout: AI in Energy
10:45-
11:15 AM
Industry Reverse Pitch
Exelon: Eric Schwarz, Strategic Engineer, Nuclear Steam Supply Systems
GE: Achalesh Pandey
11:15 AM-
12:15 PM
Faculty Tech Talks
1:30-
3:00 PM
Breakout: AI in Cybersecurity
1:30-
2:00 PM
Industry Reverse Pitch
Intel: Richard Curran, Chief Security Officer, Intel’s Global Cloud, Ent & Gov Group Sales
2:00-
3:00 PM
Faculty Tech Talks
Breakout: AI in Manufacturing
1:30-
2:00 PM
Industry Reverse Pitch
Exelon: Eric Schwarz, Strategic Engineer, Nuclear Steam Supply Systems
Intel: Manas Pathak
2:00-
3:00 PM
Faculty Tech Talks
Breakout: AI in Transportation
1:30-
2:00 PM
Industry Reverse Pitch
Wabtec: Milan Karunaratne, Digital Applied Innovation & Analytics Leader
Bell Flight: Francis Govers, Autonomy Architect, Innovation Group
2:00-
3:00 PM
Faculty Tech Talks
3:15-
4:00 PM
Keynote: Law, Policy, Engineering and AI
Jennifer Hill, Chief Operating Officer & General Counsel, Remedy Analytics, Inc.

Graduate Student Networking Reception

Monday, December 7
5:00-7:00 p.m.

The Graduate Student Networking Reception connects master’s and doctoral students in all technical majors with employers. This event is sponsored by Altran, a world leader in innovation and high-tech engineering consulting.

The reception will take place virtually via Brazen Careers. For assistance in using this virtual event platform, check out instructions for students and employers.

Both students and employers must register to participate.

Parallel Breakouts

  • AI in Cybersecurity (infrastructure, network, data, endpoint security, and access management)
  • AI in Energy (grids, battery technology, electro mobility, maintenance of networks, virtual power plant, energy forecasting, energy efficiency and energy accessibility)
  • AI in Health Care (diagnostics, treatment, patient management, and administrative applications)
  • AI in Manufacturing (QC, designs, production reuse, and predictive maintenance)
  • AI in Transportation (autonomy, safety, traffic management, and mobility)

Government Attendees

Note: List is being updated as attendees register.

Air Force

Donna Senft , Chief Scientist, Air Force Global Strike Command, Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana


Army Research Office

Dave Stepp, Director of Engineering Sciences, Army Research Office

Purush Iyer, Network Sciences Division Chief, Army Research Office

Jen Becker, Basic and Applied Research Team Lead, Army Research Office


Idaho National Lab

Brenden Heidrich, Chief Scientist for the Nuclear Science User Facilities, Idaho National Lab

Ahmad Al Rashdan, Ph.D., Senior Research and Development Scientist, Instrumentation, Controls, and Data Science, Nuclear Science and Technology

Andrea Jokisaari, Computational Scientist, Computational Mechanics and Material


National Science Foundation

Georgia-Ann Klutke, Program Director, Operations Engineering, Smart and Connected Health, CMMI


Office of Naval Research

Bob Smith, Director, Department of Navy SBIR/STTR and Special Programs, Office of Naval Research

Michael Qin, Program Officer, Hybrid Complex Warfare – Robotics and Autonomy, Office of Naval Research