Thursday, May 17 – 11:30 a.m.
The Cognitive Development Hub was established at the Queen’s Centre for Advanced Computing (CAC) in January 2017. The “Hub”, with expertise in data analytics, machine learning, cognitive computing and data management strategies, provides training in current data science methods and tools, consulting and development services for researchers and university partners. The underlying theme of this conference is collaboration and integration, and this presentation highlights examples of applications and partnerships created at the Queen’s Cognitive Development Hub.
Dr. Shadi Khalifa
Holds a Ph.D. in Big Data Analytics from Queen’s University and a MS.c. in Information Technology from Cairo University. Shadi is a former IBM CAS researcher and a graduate of the NSERC CREATE Ultra Large Scale Software Systems specialization program. His research interests have ranged from designing easy to use Big Data Analytics solutions, Bioinformatics Analytics, Cloud Computing, and Optimizing the Cellular Networks Inter Cell Interference Coordination. He is the developer of the QDrill solution for easy distributed Big Data Analytics and the HSBT NS2 high speed Bluetooth simulation model.
His current interests include Intelligent Assistance, Big Data Analytics, Human-Analytics Interaction, Bioinformatics Analytics, Machine Learning, and Distributed Processing.
Dr. Amal Khalil
Amal Khalil received her Ph.D. degree in computer science from Queen’s University in the areas of model-driven engineering and model-based verification of behavioral software models in the context of automotive embedded systems. She is a former researcher in the Modeling and Analysis in Software Engineering Group at Queen’s University. Amal Khalil was awarded a Silver Medal in the ACM Student Research Competition that was held in conjunction with the 2015 ACM/IEEE 18th International Conference on Model Driven Engineering Languages and Systems (MODELS). Before moving to Canada, Amal Khalil received her Bachelor and M.Sc. degrees in Electrical Engineering.
Dr. Pat Martin
Professor in the School of Computing at Queen’s University
Patrick has served as Acting Director and as Associate Director of the Queen’s School of Computing and in other administrative roles at Queen’s. He is a Faculty Fellow and Visiting Scientist with IBM’s Centre for Advanced Studies, a Scotiabank Scholar and a member of the Advisory Panel on Analytics for the Ontario Brain Institute. Patrick has supervised over 90 graduate students at Queen’s and is the author of over 100 peer-reviewed journal and conference papers. His research interests include cognitive computing big data analytics, database system performance, cloud computing and autonomic computing systems. Patrick, along with Prof. Brent Gallupe of the Smith School of Business at Queen’s, offered one of the first courses in Canada on Cognitive Computing using Watson.