1: Albert Bifet
Massive Online Analytics for the Internet of Things (IoT)
Prof. Albert Bifet is a Professor of Big Data at LTCI, Telecom ParisTech and Head of the Data, Intelligence and Graphs (DIG) Group at Telecom ParisTech.
A leading Big Data Analytics Scientist, he has been an invited keynote speaker at KDD, ICDM, ACML, ICAISC, PDCKDD, PKDD, among many conferences and
research events. He is the Associate Editor of IEEE Transactions on Big Data (IEEE TDB) and Neurocomputing Journal. He was the editor of the ’Big Data Mining’
special issue of SIGKDD Explorations Dec. 2012. He has provided many tutorials and technical sessions on Big Data Stream Mining. He has also developed
Open Source Software including MOA Massive Online Analysis Tools, SAMOA Scalable Advanced Massive Online Analysis Tool and StreamDM for Spark Streaming.
He the author of a book on Adaptive Stream Mining: Pattern Learning and Mining from Evolving Data Streams. Professor Bifet is also an ACM Distinguished Speaker.
2: Cesar Lopez
Object and Pattern Recognition in Aerial Images Using Convolutional Neural Networks
Winner of the MIT 35 award, Mr López has co-founded over a half a dozen technology companies in data analysis and data science related technologies. He also served as General Manager of Gestión Jaibaná, a information management company from Bogotá, Colombia; and as General Manager of Enelar del Magdalena S.A. – a utilities provider that operates street lighting systems in Aracataca, Colombia. At the international level, he founded and managed TotalCom Tech in Ecuador, a technology advisory company for governments. He also co-founded PergaminoDB, a data analysis company in Las Vegas, Nevada. Mr. López was recognized with the 2012 Colombia MIT TR35 award for his work on data sensors on UAV platforms. His team has coordinated over 8,000 UAV sensor flights for over 30 different locations in Latin America. He is also a nominee of Accenture’s award for innovation as well as a recipient of Colombia’s 2010 Innova award, recognized by presidential decree for having created “Colombia’s most innovative company.” He currently serves as CTO of Senseta, a big data analytics firm based in Palo Alto, California and Bogotá, Colombia.