Southern Data

Science Conference

Virtual
Aug 12-14 2020

SDSC '20 Atlanta

Two Days of Powerful Talks
August 12-14
Atlanta, GA

Our speakers have been selected by the advisory board of SDSC based on their outstanding contribution to the data science community. Hence, SDSC '20 attracts top speakers from top companies like Google, Facebook, Microsoft, ..etc. and top research institutes like Allen Institute for Artificial Intelligence, Georgia Tech, UGA, GSU, KSU, Emory  ..etc.

If you are a data science enthusiast who is interested in learning from the experts and top researchers about the cutting-edge technologies and best practices in data science, don't hesitate to register for SDSC '20 Atlanta. Also, SDSC '20 Atlanta is a single track conference which will let you attend all the talks without a worry of missing an interesting talk due to a conflict with another interesting talk's time or due to a small break-out room where people are packed to attend that interesting talk. 

 

About SDSC Atlanta '20

SDSC is a special data science R&D conference that brings experts and researchers from the top data science companies and institutes to present their work and share their best practices in data science. Our Atlanta conference was organized on April 11-12, 2019 with 500+ attendees who represented industry, academia, and government institutions across the US.

Speakers

50+

Researchers
 
 

Our Speakers

We are proud to bring industry-leading speakers from around the globe for some
very impactful presentations and workshops for our attendees.

Keynote Speakers

Brandon Rohrer

Principal Data Scientist

iRobot

Joel Grus

Sr. Research Engineer

Allen Inst. of AI

Joshua Patterson

Sr. Director AI Infrastructure

NVIDIA

François Chollet

Creator of Keras

Google AI

Featured Speakers

Liangjie Hong

Liangjie Hong

Director of Engineering AI, LinkedIn

Vani Mandava

Vani Mandava

Director Data Science Outreach, Microsoft Research

Laura Edell

Laura Edell

Chief Data Scientist, Microsoft

Shreya Chakrabarti

Shreya Chakrabarti

Research Scientist, Amazon

Sunanda Parthasarathy

Sunanda Parthasarathy

Director Data Science, Wayfair

Ebru Evliyaoglu Akyuz

Ebru Evliyaoglu Akyuz

Artificial Intelligence & Advanced Analytics, Microsoft

Jaya Kawale

Jaya Kawale

Director of Machine Learning, Tubi

Bill Franks

Bill Franks

Chief Analytics Officer, International Institute for Analytics

Stephane Pinel

Stephane Pinel

Manager of Data Science, Mailchimp

Ramzi Alqrainy

Ramzi Alqrainy

CTO, OpenSooq

Huiming Qu

Huiming Qu

Head of Data Science, Home Depot

Lee Hong

Lee Hong

Director of Data Science and Analytics, L Brands

Anyi Wang

Anyi Wang

Sr. Machine Learning Engineer, TripAdvisor

Thanh Tran

Thanh Tran

Head of Data Science, Upwork

Iryna Skrypnyk

Iryna Skrypnyk

Director of AI and Machine Learning, EVERSANA

Trey Grainger

Trey Grainger

Founder, Searchkernel

Unaiza Ahsan

Unaiza Ahsan

Data Scientist, Home Depot

Andreea Popescu

Andreea Popescu

General Manager, Operations Decision Science, Delta Air Lines

Sarfaraz Hussein

Sarfaraz Hussein

Data Scientist, Home Depot

Sanjay Agravat

Sanjay Agravat

AI Practice Lead, Google

Murium Iqbal

Murium Iqbal

Lead Data Scientist, Faire

Renata Afi Rawlings-Goss

Renata Afi Rawlings-Goss

Executive Director, South Big Data Hub

Companies Represented

Through our renowned list of expert speakers and partners, this year SDSC'19 is
represented by industry leading companies.

30+

400+

Attendees

Focused Workshops

 Get an in-depth education on critical topics. All workshops take place on Saturday, Apr. 18th and are limited in size to maintain a high level of learning and instructor interaction.

Single Track

 SDSC '20 is a single track conference which will let you attend all the talks without a worry of missing any of our other impactful and educational sessions.

 

Where the Data Science World Meets

Cobb Galleria Centre

 SDSC'20 will be a virtual event. However, next year SDSC'21 will take place at Cobb Galleria Center.

 

Workshops

All SDSC '20 workshops will be held on August 14th and will include the following focus areas:

August 14, 2020

Intro to Deep Learning

This one-day workshop will blend lecture and hands-on exercises to teach the basics of deep learning. Upon completion, you’ll be able to start experimenting with deep neural networks of your own.

August 14, 2020

NLP for Business Applications

This workshop will focus on introducing the Natural Language Processing (NLP) for Business Applications. It will cover unsupervised, semi-supervised, and deep learning for NLP.

August 14, 2020

Deep Learning for Computer Vision

This workshop will focus on explaining the important deep learning algorithms for computer vision.

August 14, 2020

The Data Career Launch Academy with Renata Rawlings-Goss

Launch Your Data Career Today! Dr. Rawlings-Goss is known for her 5-week Data Career Academy for professionals interested in accelerating their data careers. Upon completion, you’ll be able to walk away with the tools you need to succeed in a data career.

August 14, 2020

Data Science using Python

The plan is to talk about the importance of Data-driven decision and will use DecisionsFirst for the demo after that we will cover Data Science intro and we will use Machine learning to solve the decision we developed using DecisionsFirst.

August 14, 2020

AI-Powered Search

Learn how to add highly-relevant, AI-powered search to your applications from Trey Grainger, author of the book AI-Powered Search, co-author of Solr in Action, and recognized industry expert in building intelligent search applications. We will approach learning from a capabilities and relevancy standpoint that is ideally suited for data scientists and software developers looking to implement intelligent relevance features in their software (keyword matching, personalized search, recommendations, semantic search, smart autocomplete, etc.).

August 14, 2020

Apache Spark/Spark MLib Workshop

The Data Science with Apache Spark workshop will show how to use Apache Spark to perform exploratory data analysis (EDA), develop machine learning pipelines, and use the APIs and algorithms available in the Spark MLlib DataFrames API. It is designed for software developers, data analysts, data engineers, and data scientists.

August 14, 2020

Data Analytics with Tableau

This workshop provides a deep dive into visual data discovery using Tableau software. It will explore how to use Tableau to connect to, interpret, and analyze data. You will explore sample data sets and then create a Tableau Dashboard showcasing the insights they have discovered.

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