2020 industryXchange: Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning

The 2020 industryXchange has been rescheduled for Dec. 7-8. Participants should register for these new dates, even if they previously registered.

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.”

The draft agenda is below and will continue to be updated as more details become available.

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

DRAFT Agenda

DAY 1
6:00-8:00 PM Networking Reception with Graduate Students
Those graduate students who work on AI will present posters on their research
Reception Sponsor: Altran
DAY 2
8:00-8:20 AM Welcome
Justin Schwartz, Harold and Inge Marcus Dean of Engineering, Penn State
Lora Weiss, Senior Vice President for Research, Penn State
8:20-8:30 AM Penn State Research and Corporate Engagement
Melissa Erekson, Assistant Vice President for Corporate Engagement, Penn State
8:30-9:05 AM Keynote: Current State of AI, Shortcomings and Opportunities
Andrew Fairbanks, General Manager, IBM North America Delivery
9:10-9:45 AM Keynote: Law, Policy, Engineering and AI
Jennifer Hill, Chief Operating Officer & General Counsel, Remedy Analytics, Inc.
9:45-10:00 AM BREAK
10:00 AM-Noon AI Partnership Opportunities in Defense, Security and Health
10:00-11:00 AM: Panel Discussion
11:00 AM-Noon: Faculty Mini Group Discussions with Program Directors
Noon-1:15 PM LUNCH
Multi-disciplinary Research Seed Grant Winners’ Presentations
1:30-3:45 PM Parallel Breakouts (topics listed below)
1:30-2:30 PM: Industry Reverse Pitch
2:45-3:45 PM: Faculty Table Talks
3:45-4:00 PM BREAK
4:00-4:45 PM Keynote and Fireside Chat
Igor Jablokov, CEO, Pryon Inc.
Moderated by Justin Schwartz

Parallel Afternoon Breakouts

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

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

Jennifer 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


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

Pete Wolt, UAS Science and Technology Portfolio Manager, Advanced Technology – Unmanned Aviation, Office of Naval Research

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


U.S. Department of Energy

Dimitri Kusnezov, Deputy Under Secretary for Artificial Intelligence and Technology, U.S. Department of Energy


U.S. Department of Homeland Security

Jalal Mapar, Sr. Advisor for Future Technologies, U.S. Department of Homeland Security