Presented By
O’Reilly + Intel AI
Put AI to Work
April 15-18, 2019
New York, NY
Catherine Ordun

Catherine Ordun
Sr. Data Scientist, Booz Allen Hamilton


Catherine Ordun is a Senior Data Scientist at Booz Allen focused on growing AI capabilities for biosurveillance and biodefense clients across the public health and defense markets. She specializes in leading teams to develop machine learning models for computer vision, natural language processing, and time series forecasting, and collaborates with modern software and Agile development teams to build environments for deployable models. Over the course of her career at Booz Allen, Catherine has served clients in the Intelligence Community, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), the U.S. Army, and the Department of Treasury. The breadth of her experience is reflected by the diversity of the data, use cases, and client requirements across these organizations ranging from leading prototypes that combine computer vision and robotic process automation at the Department of Treasury to predicting hostile work environment risk at the VA to developing time series disease forecasting models for the DoD, and developing cognitive search capabilities for the U.S Army. Recently, Catherine has been leading a team of data scientists to develop prototype sentiment modeling on images and is working to help lead investments in model reproducibility and interpretability at Booz Allen. She is passionate about mentoring junior talent and promoting education for the firm’s Women in Data Science group. Prior to joining Booz Allen, Catherine worked for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), and the U.S. Intelligence Community. She has a B.S. in Applied Biology from Georgia Tech, M.P.H. in Environmental and Occupational Health from Emory University, and MBA from George Washington University, and is a Booz Allen NVIDIA certified Deep Learning Instructor.


1:00pm1:40pm Wednesday, April 17, 2019
Implementing AI
Location: Mercury Rotunda
Secondary topics:  Deep Learning and Machine Learning tools
Catherine Ordun (Booz Allen Hamilton)
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