Put AI to Work
April 15-18, 2019
New York, NY
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Bringing your machine learning to production with ML Ops (sponsored by Microsoft)

Sarah Bird (Microsoft)
11:05am11:45am Wednesday, April 17, 2019
Location: Beekman
Average rating: ****.
(4.00, 6 ratings)

What you'll learn

  • Explore ML Ops (DevOps for machine learning)


Creating an ML model is just a starting point. The challenge is getting the model deployed into a production environment and keeping it operational and supportable. Organizations need to manage the end to end lifecycle of code, data, models and applications and services—a task that spans multiple personas and multiple clouds.

Sarah Bird offers an overview of ML Ops (DevOps for machine learning), sharing solutions and best practices for an end-to-end pipeline for data preparation, model training, and model deployment while maintaining a comprehensive audit trail. Join in to learn how to build a cohesive and friction-free ecosystem for data scientists and app developers to collaborate together and maximize impact.

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Sarah Bird


Sarah Bird is a principal program manager at Microsoft where she leads research and emerging technology strategy for Azure AI. Sarah works to accelerate the adoption and impact of AI by bringing together the latest innovations research with the best of open source and product expertise to create new tools and technologies. She leads the development of responsible AI tools in Azure Machine Learning. She’s also an active member of the Microsoft Aether committee, where she works to develop and drive company-wide adoption of responsible AI principles, best practices, and technologies. Previously, Sarah was one of the founding researchers in the Microsoft FATE research group and worked on AI fairness in Facebook. She’s an active contributor to the open source ecosystem; she cofounded ONNX, an open source standard for machine learning models and was a leader in the PyTorch 1.0 project. She was an early member of the machine learning systems research community and has been active in growing and forming the community. She cofounded the SysML research conference and the Learning Systems workshops. She holds a PhD in computer science from the University of California, Berkeley, advised by Dave Patterson, Krste Asanovic, and Burton Smith.