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Jure Leskovec

Associate Professor, Stanford University.

  • jure@cs.stanford.edu

Jure Leskovec

I am Associate Professor of Computer Science at Stanford University. My research focuses on mining and modeling large social and information networks, their evolution, and diffusion of information and influence over them. Problems I investigate are motivated by large scale data, the Web and on-line media. I am also Chief Scientists at Pinterest, leading Pinterest Labs.

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Scott Spangler

Principal Data Scientist, IBM Almaden Research Center

  • spangles@us.ibm.com

Scott Spangler

The Principal Data Scientist at IBM Almaden Research Center. His group develops the Watson Discovery Advisor for Life Sciences solution. In his role as Data Scientist he is leading the application of Watson technology to Accelerate Discovery. Some recent customer engagements include:
1) A project with Baylor College of Medicine to aid in the discovery of new potential cancer therapies centered around the P53 protein;
2) Work with Sanofi on using Watson technology for Drug Repurposing;
3) A First of a Kind project with Johnson & Johnson to analyze clinical trial information;
4) Supporting our efforts to help the NY Genome Center discovery new treatments for late stage cancer patients.

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Jie Tang

Associate Professor, Tsinghua University

  • jietang@tsinghua.edu.cn

Jie Tang

I am an associate professor in Department of Computer Science and Technology of Tsinghua University. I obtained my Ph.D. in DCST of Tsinghua University in 2006. I became ACM Professional member in 2006, IEEE member in 2007, and CCF Distinguished Member in 2015. My research interests include social network theories, data mining methodologies, machine learning algorithms, and semantic web technologies.

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Hyejin Youn

Research Fellow, Santa Fe Institute

  • youn@maths.ox.ac.uk

Hyejin Youn

I am a research fellow at Santa Fe Institute, visiting fellow at Harvard Kennedy School, and visiting scientist at MIT Media Lab. I am also Royal Society of Art fellow at London, UK. Before that, I was a senior research fellow at the Institute for New Economic Thinking atthe Oxford Martin School, University of Oxford . PhD in Statistical Physics at KAIST in Feb. 2011, currently running National Science Foundation grant (USA) to study Technological Change from the Map of Capabilities with Aaron Cluaset, the University of Colorado at Boulder.