Sep 9–12, 2019
David Castillo

David Castillo
Managing Vice President & Head of the Center for Machine Learning, Capital One


Dave Castillo is the managing vice president at Capital One and leads the Center for Machine Learning and Emerging Technology. In this role, Dave is responsible for driving excellence in applied ML research, university ML research, ML technologies (tools and platforms), ML consulting, and ML awareness within Capital One. He’s a strong advocate of responsible AI and has a keen interest in automated machine learning and time series ML. For more than 25 years, Dave has been involved with developing applications involving big data, artificial intelligence, machine learning, and large-scale distributed computing across a wide variety of industries. He’s spent a great deal of time in real-time ML for bidding on real-time auctions and delivering personalized advertising to online and mobile devices. He’s a promoter of analyzing data streams “in flight” to extract meaningful content and for creating and delivering model features in near real time. Dave’s also experienced in developing and deploying fully automated self-learning models. Previously, Dave has developed artificial intelligence applications for NASA, been chief software engineer for Motorola’s Iridium system, chief information officer at KAST (an AI company), chief analytics architect for Adenyo/Motricity, chief technology officer at Voltari Corporation, and chief data scientist for Early Warning. He’s founded two startups in the areas of automated machine learning for online and mobile marketing and advertising. Dave earned his bachelor’s in engineering from the University of Arizona in Tucson, a master’s in engineering from Arizona State University, and a doctorate in engineering from the University of Central Florida. He’s an active speaker and participant in industry events and an adjunct professor of computer science at the University of Maryland University College.


2:35pm3:15pm Thursday, September 12, 2019
Location: LL21 A/B
Secondary topics:  Ethics, Security, and Privacy
David Castillo (Capital One)
David Castillo outlines Capital One's approach to explainable AI, with a particular focus on fairness in automated decisioning. He details key best practices in implementing fair and responsible AI systems, as well as the challenges Capital One has faced along the way and the research efforts it has initiated to overcome them. Read more.

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