Jay Shah Podcast

Jay Shah Podcast

Interviews with scientists and engineers working in Machine Learning and AI, about their journey, insights, and discussion on latest research topics.

Episodes

October 27, 2023 72 mins

Dr. Petar Veličković is a Staff Research Scientist at Googe DeepMind and an Affiliated lecturer at the University of Cambridge. He is known for his research contributions in graph representation learning; particularly graph neural networks and graph attention networks. At DeepMind, he has been working on Neural Algorithmic Reasoning which we talk about more in this podcast. Petar’s research has been featured in numerous media artic...

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Dr. Yezhou Yang is an Associate Professor at Arizona State University and director of the Active Perception Group at ASU. He has research interests in Cognitive Robotics and Computer Vision, and understanding human actions from visual input and grounding them by natural language. Prior to joining ASU, he completed his Ph.D. from the University of Maryland and his postdoctoral at the Computer Vision Lab and Perception and Robotics L...

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Dr Hyrum Anderson is a Distinguished Machine Learning Engineer at Robust Intelligence. Prior to that, he was Principal Architect of Trustworthy Machine Learning at Microsoft where he also founded Microsoft’s AI Red Team; he also led security research at MIT Lincoln Laboratory, Sandia National Laboratories, and Mendiant, and was Chief Scientist at Endgame (later acquired by Elastic). He’s also the co-author of the book “Not a Bug, B...

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Meredith is an associate professor at New York University and research director at the NYU Alliance for Public Interest Technology. Her research interests include using data analysis for good and ethical AI. She is also the author of the book “More Than a Glitch: Confronting Race, Gender, and Ability Bias in Tech” and we will discuss more about this with her in this podcast. Time stamps of the conversation 00:42 Introduction 01:17...

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Part-2 of my podcast with David Stutz. (Part-1: https://youtu.be/J7hzMYUcfto) David is a research scientist at DeepMind working on building robust and safe deep learning models. Prior to joining DeepMind, he was a PhD student at the Max Plank Institute of Informatics. He also maintains a fantastic blog on various topics related to machine learning and graduate life which is insightful to young researchers out there. 00:00:00 Work...

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Rora helps top AI researchers and professionals negotiate their pay -- often as they transition from academia into industry. Moving into tech is a huge transition for many PhDs and post-docs -- the pay is much more significant and the terms of employment are often quite different. In the past 5 years, the Rora team has helped over 1000 STEM professionals negotiate more than $10M in additional earnings from companies like DeepMind...

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Part-1 of my podcast with David Stutz. (Part-2: https://youtu.be/IumJcB7bE20) David is a research scientist at DeepMind working on building robust and safe deep learning models. Prior to joining DeepMind, he was a Ph.D. student at the Max Plank Institute of Informatics. He also maintains a fantastic blog on various topics related to machine learning and graduate life which is insightful to young researchers out there. Check out R...

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Dr. Subbarao Kambhampati is a Professor of Computer Science at Arizona State University and the director of the Yochan lab where his research focuses on decision-making and planning, specifically in the context of human-aware AI systems. He has been named a fellow of AAAI, AAAS, and ACM in recognition of his research contributions and also received a distinguished alumnus award from the University of Maryland and IIT Madras.

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Karyna Naminas is the CEO of Label Your Data which provides data annotation services to different organizations interested in developing AI-based solutions.

Check out Rora: https://teamrora.com/jayshah
Guide to STEM Ph.D. AI Researcher + Research Scientist pay: https://www.teamrora.com/post/ai-researchers-salary-negotiation-report-2023
Rora's negotiation philosophy:
https://www.teamrora.com/post/the-bigges...

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Amey Dharwadker works as a Machine Learning Tech Lead Manager at Meta, supporting Facebook's Video Recommendations Ranking team and working on building and deploying personalization models for billions of users. He has also been instrumental in driving a significant increase in user engagement and revenue for the company through his work on News Feed and Ads ranking ML models. As an experienced researcher, he has co-authored p...

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Dr. Aparna Taneja works at Google Research in India on innovative projects driving real-world social impact. Her team collaborates with an NGO called ARMMAN with the mission to improve maternal and child health outcomes in underserved communities of India. Prior to Google she was a Post-Doc at Disney Research, Zurich, and has a PhD from the Computer Vision and Geometry Group in ETH Zurich and a Bachelor's in Computer Science f...

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Dr. Srijan Kumar is an Assistant professor at Georgia Tech with research interests in combating misinformation and harmful content on online platforms, building robust AI models prone to adversarial attacks, and behavior modeling for more accurate recommender systems. Before joining Georgia Tech, he was a postdoctoral fellow at Stanford University and completed his Ph.D. in computer science from the University of Maryland. He has r...

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Emma is a final-year medical student at the University of Cambridge and also pursuing her Ph.D. in Machine Learning. With her knowledge of clinical decision-making, she is working on research projects that leverage machine-learning techniques to improve clinical workflow. She will be taking her role as an academic doctor post her graduation. 

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00:00:00 Introduction
00:02:08 From clini...

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Understanding why and how transformers are so efficient in large language models nowadays such as #chatgpt and more.

Watch the full podcast with Dr. Surbhi Goel here: https://youtu.be/stB0cY_fffo

Find Dr. Goel on social media 
Website: https://www.surbhigoel.com/
Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/surbhi-goel-5455b25a
Twitter: https://twitter.com/surbhigoel_?lang=en
Learning Theory Alliance: htt...

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Anupam is the co-founder and President of TruEra and prior to that, he was a Professor at Carnegie Mellon University for 15 years. TruEra provides AI solutions that help enterprises use machine learning, improve and monitor model quality, and build trust. His research and other efforts are focused on privacy, fairness, and building trustworthy machine-learning models. He holds a Ph.D. in computer science from Stanford University an...

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Surbhi is an Assistant Professor at the University of Pennsylvania. She got her Ph.D. in Computer Science from UT Austin and prior to joining UPenn as an Assistant Professor, she was a postdoctoral researcher at Microsoft Research NYC in the Machine Learning group. She has research expertise in theoretical computer science & machine learning, with a particular focus on developing theoretical foundations for modern deep learning...

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Sebastian Raschka​ is the lead AI educator at GridAI. He is the author of the book "Machine Learning with PyTorch and Scikit Learn" and also a few other books that cover the fundamentals of #machinelearning and #deeplearning techniques and implementing them with Python. He is also an Assistant Professor of Statistics at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and has been actively involved in making ML more accessible to begi...

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Dr. Matthew Lungren is currently the Chief Medical Information Officer at Nuance Communications - Microsoft company, and also holds part-time appointments with the University of California San Francisco as an Associate Clinical Professor and also as adjunct faculty at Stanford and Duke University. He is a radiologist by training and has led and contributed to multiple projects that use AI and deep learning for medical imaging and p...

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Dr. Charles Fisher is the CEO and Founder of Unlearn(dot)AI which helps in faster drug development and efficient clinical trials. This year they also raised a series B funding of 50 million dollars. Charles holds a Ph.D. in biophysics from Harvard University and prior to founding Unlearn, he did his Postdoctorate at Boston University, followed by being a principal scientist at Pfizer and a machine learning engineer at a virtual rea...

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Mina Ghashami is an Applied Scientist in the Alexa Video team at Amazon Science alongside being a lecturer at Stanford University. Prior to joining Amazon, she was a Research Scientist at Visa Research working on recommendation systems built on transactions from users and a few other projects. She completed her Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of Utah followed by a PostDoctoral position at Rutgers University. At Amazon...

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