Technical Talks- Afternoon

2020 Afternoon Technical Talks

Dr. Andrea Arnold

Assistant professor, Mathematical Science, Bioinformatics and Computational Biology, WPI

Dr. Andrea Arnold is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Mathematical Sciences at WPI.  Her research is in the field of inverse problems and uncertainty quantification, which involves estimating unknown system parameters using indirect observations and analyzing the changes in predicted outcomes due to changes in the inputs.  Dr. Arnold’s work focuses in particular on the design and analysis of efficient and robust nonlinear filtering algorithms for state and parameter estimation.  She applies these algorithms in analyzing real-world data from areas of the life sciences and engineering, with a specific interest in patient-specific models for biomedicine.  Dr. Arnold is the faculty advisor for the WPI Student Chapter of the Association for Women in Mathematics (AWM).

Website: https://www.wpi.edu/people/faculty/anarnold

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Dr. Esra Cansizoglu

Data Science Manager, Vision & Speech Platforms, Wayfair

Esra Cansizoglu is a lead machine learning engineer at the Data Science team at Wayfair. She likes working on problems related to computer vision and machine learning in different domains. Her work at Wayfair involves developing a computational understanding for interior design. Prior to Wayfair she was a research scientist at Mitsubishi Electric Research Labs working on robotic perception for object detection and localization. During her PhD studies, she worked with ophthalmologists to design and develop an image processing framework for inter-expert variability analysis and automated disease diagnosis. She holds an MS in Computer Science from Boston University and a PhD in Electrical Engineering from Northeastern University.

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