|Title||:||Deriving Insights from Data: Opportunities for Societal Impact|
|Speaker||:||Manish Gupta (Xerox Corporation)|
|Details||:||Fri, 24 Oct, 2014 2:00 PM @ BSB 361|
|Abstract:||:||We are entering an era that will usher dramatic changes in most industries via exploitation of data. With the availability of abundant computing power, proliferation of data from sensors and increasing digitization of data that used to be in non-electronic form, there are opportunities to enable transformations in the way the world is run. We present examples of problems that can be tackled in Healthcare, Education, Banking and Transportation domains, each with a potential to positively impact the lives of millions of people. We further describe unique challenges like scale, heterogeneity and poor infrastructure in growth markets like India, which often require new approaches. Diving deeper into the healthcare industry, we present preliminary work that shows the applicability of remote sensing and data analytics to measure body vitals such as respiration and heart rate, and also to diagnose diseases such as breast cancer and atrial fibrillation (a form of cardiac arrhythmia). As more of the patientsí medical history gets captured in electronic health record systems, there is a further promise of applying real-time predictive analytics to assist doctors in practicing evidence-based medicine. We present work that significantly improves upon the state of the art for a variety of problems, including prediction of serious complications such as acute hypotensive episodes for patients in an ICU, and predicting the probability of a patient requiring ICU admission. Finally, we present some observations on the common aspects of these solutions across various industry verticals, characterizing these as technology support to enable highly personalized services at massive scale and describe some outstanding challenges .
Speaker Bio: Dr. Manish Gupta is Vice President at Xerox Corporation and Director of Xerox Research Centre in India. Previously, Manish has served as Managing Director, Technology Division at Goldman Sachs India, and has held various leadership positions with IBM, including that of Director, IBM Research - India and Chief Technologist, IBM India/South Asia. From 2001 to 2006, he served as a Senior Manager at the IBM T.J. Watson Research Center in Yorktown Heights, New York, where he led the team developing system software for the Blue Gene/L supercomputer. IBM was awarded a National Medal of Technology and Innovation for Blue Gene by US President Barack Obama in 2009. Manish holds a B.Tech. degree in Computer Science from IIT Delhi and a Ph.D. from the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign. He has co-authored over 75 papers, with more than 5,500 citations in Google Scholar (with an h-index of 41) in the areas of high-performance computing, compilers, and virtual machine optimizations, and has been granted more than 15 US patents. While at IBM, Manish received an Outstanding Innovation Award, two Outstanding Technical Achievement Awards and the Lou Gerstner Team Award for Client Excellence. Manish is an ACM Fellow and has recently been named as a recipient of a Distinguished Alumnus Award from IIT Delhi.