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August 22-23, 2017: Training
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Faisal Farooq

Faisal Farooq
Principal Scientist, IBM Watson Health

Faisal Farooq is the principal scientist in the Watson Health group of IBM Watson, where he works on next-generation healthcare software to improve patient care. Faisal is an expert in applying machine learning in the healthcare domain. Previously, he was a senior key expert (distinguished scientist) at Siemens Healthcare, where he successfully delivered the most widely adopted data science product in US healthcare. Faisal has published a number of papers in multiple journals and at conferences in the areas of machine learning, handwriting, biometrics, and text analysis. He holds a PhD in computer science and engineering from the University at Buffalo, where he worked as a graduate research assistant in Center of Excellence for Document Analysis and Recognition (CEDAR) and the Center for Unified Biometrics and Sensors (CUBS). He also completed multiple research internships at the IBM T.J. Watson Research Center.


11:55am–12:35pm Thursday, August 24, 2017
Development and community
Location: Sutton Center/Sutton South Level: Beginner
David Taieb (IBM), Prithwish Chakraborty (IBM Watson Health), Faisal Farooq (IBM Watson Health)
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David Taieb, Prithwish Chakraborty, and Faisal Farooq offer an overview of PixieDust, a new open source library that speeds data exploration with interactive autovisualizations that make creating charts easy and fun. Read more.