Data Science Applications

Data Science Applications

Rekha Kamat

3DEXPERIENCE Platform Business Development Executive

Rekha Kamat is leading the platform ecosystem development and working on digital transformation initiatives at Dassault Systèmes – the 3DEXPERIENCE company. Design and innovation in Industries is undergoing a major transformation to become more intelligent and automated through the power of data science. Dassault Systèmes is at the forefront of this new Industry Renaissance through the introduction of the 3DEXPERIENCE platform – the Industry’s first completely digital, data science driven design and innovation environment. Rekha holds a Master’s degree in Computer Science from Northeastern University in Boston, and a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Engineering. She has additional qualifications in Marketing Management and Leadership from Boston University and Harvard University. Rekha is a passionate advocate for women in technology. She is a STEM Ambassador and committed to advancing women in STEM fields. She serves as the co-speaker of the North America Women’s Initiative (WIN) at Dassault Systèmes.


Dr. Fatemah Emdad

Associate Teaching Professor, Data Science, WPI

Prof. Fatemeh Emdad completed her Ph.D. in Applied Mathematics at Colorado State University (CSU), and Postdoctoral in Biostatistics at the Shriners Hospital for Children, University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB), where she was a research scientist fellow under Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award from National Institute of Health (NIH). Currently, she is an Associate Teaching Professor, and Graduate Qualifying Project coordinator at Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI). Prof. Emdad’s research interests are mathematical modeling, biostatistics, data mining, statistical methods for data science, and business analytics.


Penny Anderson

Senior Engineering Manager, MATLAB Products, MathWorks

Penny Anderson is a Senior Manager of software development at MathWorks. She has worked at MathWorks since 1996, and has had women managers for 20 of those 23 years! She manages and influences teams and projects in the Data Science space including Big Data and Prescriptive Analytics. Her focus is on providing tools for engineers and scientists to do data science both in MATLAB as well as integrating into other platforms and frameworks including open source such as Apache Hadoop, Apache Spark and Apache Kafka. She has a BSc in Honors Mathematics and an MSc in Computer Science, both from McGill University in Canada.


Dr. Heather Gorr

MATLAB Product Marketing Team, MathWorks

Heather Gorr holds a Ph.D. in Materials Science Engineering from the University of Pittsburgh and a Masters and Bachelors of Science in Physics from Penn State University. Since 2013, she has supported MATLAB users in the areas of mathematics, data science, deep learning, and application deployment. She currently acts a Senior Product Marketing Manager for MATLAB, responsible for technical marketing and creating examples in data science. Prior to joining MathWorks, she was a Research Fellow, focused on machine learning for prediction of fluid concentrations.

Talk Title: Data Science Applications with MATLAB
Abstract: This talk will explore data science capabilities in MATLAB using an atmospheric science application. We will follow a complete workflow from data import, preprocessing, feature selection, machine learning, and finally deployment of the models to a variety of environments. This includes scaling to clusters, on-premise or in the cloud.