ML@GT Spring Seminar: Manuela Veloso, Carnegie Mellon University and JPMorgan Chase

Wednesday, April 17, 2019 - 12:15pm to 1:15pm
Marcus Nanotechnology Building, Rooms 1116-1118

Event Details

The Machine Learning Center at Georgia Tech presents a seminar by Manuela Veloso, head of JPMorgan Chase's artificial intelligence research department. Veloso is currently on leave from Carnegie Mellon University where she is the head of the machine learning department. The event will be held in Marcus Nanotechnology Room 1116-1118 from 12:15-1:15 p.m. and is open to the public.



Towards a Lasting Human-AI Interaction


Artificial intelligence, including extensive data processing, decision making and execution, and learning from experience, offers new challenges for effective human-AI interaction. This talk delves into multiple roles humans can have in such interaction, as well as the underlying challenges to AI in particular in terms of collaboration and interpretability. The presentation is grounded within the context of autonomous mobile service robots, and applications to other areas.


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 as the Herbert A. Simon University Professor in the School of Computer Science, and the past Head of the Machine Learning Department. With her students, she had led research in AI, with a focus on robotics and machine learning, having concretely researched and developed a variety of autonomous robots, including teams of soccer robots, and mobile service robots. Her robot soccer teams have been RoboCup world champions several times, and the CoBot mobile robots have autonomously navigated for more than 1,000km in university buildings.

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 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 for her scientific publications.


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