Keynote Speakers

The annual SIGKDD conferences have a strong reputation for delivering unparalleled peer learning, networking and idea sharing opportunities within data science, data mining, knowledge discovery, large-scale data analytics and big data. The event’s main focus is to connect the world’s best data scientists with one another in order to discuss, address and advance the application of data science to benefit all aspects of society. KDD 2020 is looking to be an amazing year.


Keynote: Manuela M. Veloso

Manuela M. Veloso

Carnegie Mellon University and J.P. Morgan

AI for Intelligent Financial Services: Examples and Discussion

There are many opportunities to pursue AI and ML in the financial domain. In this talk, I will overview several research directions we are pursuing in engagement with the lines of business, ranging from data and knowledge, learning from experience, reasoning and planning, multi agent systems, and secure and private AI. I will offer concrete examples of projects, and conclude with the many challenges and opportunities that AI can offer in the financial domain.

Manuela M. Veloso is the Head of J.P. Morgan AI Research, which pursues fundamental research in areas of core relevance to financial services, including data mining and cryptography, machine learning, explainability, and human-AI interaction. J.P. Morgan AI Research partners with applied data analytics teams across the firm as well as with leading academic institutions globally. Professor Veloso is on leave from Carnegie Mellon University, where she has been a professor for over 30 years. Professor Veloso is the Past President of AAAI, (the Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence), and the co-founder, Trustee, and Past President of RoboCup. Professor Veloso has been recognized with a multiple honors, including being a Fellow of the ACM, IEEE, AAAS, and AAAI. She is the recipient of several best paper awards, the Einstein Chair of the Chinese Academy of Science, the ACM/SIGART Autonomous Agents Research Award, an NSF Career Award, and the Allen Newell Medal for Excellence in Research. See www.cs.cmu.edu/~mmv/Veloso.html for her publications.

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