Sep 23–26, 2019
Emily Webber

Emily Webber
ML Specialist SA , AWS Solutions Architecture, Amazon Web Services

  • Emily is a Machine Learning Specialist Solutions Architect at Amazon Web Services (AWS). She has been leading data science projects for many years, piloting the application of machine learning into such diverse areas as social media violence detection, economic policy evaluation, computer vision, reinforcement learning, IOT, drone, and robotic design. Her master’s degree is from the University of Chicago, where she developed new applications of machine learning for public policy research with the Data Science for Social Good Fellowship. She has worked as a data scientist at the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, and as a solutions architect for an explainable AI start-up in Chicago. At AWS she guides customers from project ideation to full deployment, focusing on Amazon SageMaker. Her customers are household names across the world, such as TMobile.

Sessions

1:30pm5:00pm Tuesday, September 24, 2019
Location: 1A 21/22
Secondary topics:  Cloud Platforms and SaaS, Deep dive into specific tools, platforms, or frameworks
Karthik Sonti (Amazon Web Services), Emily Webber (Amazon Web Services), Varun Rao Bhamidimarri (Amazon Web Services)
In this workshop we’ll introduce the Amazon SageMaker machine learning platform, followed by a high level discussion of recommender systems. Next we’ll dig into different machine learning approaches for recommender systems. Read more.
5:25pm6:05pm Wednesday, September 25, 2019
Location: 3B - Expo Hall
Secondary topics:  Culture and Organization, Text and Language processing and analysis
Sireesha Muppala (Amazon Web Services), Shelbee Eigenbrode (Amazon Web Services), Emily Webber (Amazon Web Services)
Mansplaining. Know it? Hate it? Want to make it go away? In this session we tackle the chronic problem of men talking over or down to women and its negative impact on career progression for women. We will also demonstrate an Alexa skill that uses deep learning techniques on incoming audio feeds. We discuss ownership of the problem for both women and men, and suggest helpful strategies. Read more.

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