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December 5-6, 2016: Training
December 6–8, 2016: Tutorials & Conference
Jennifer Marsman

Jennifer Marsman
Principal Software Engineer, Microsoft

Website | @JenniferMarsman

Jennifer Marsman is the principal software engineer for Microsoft’s AI for Earth Group, where she uses data science, machine learning, and artificial intelligence to aid with clean water, agriculture, biodiversity, and climate change. She has been featured in Bloomberg for her work using EEG and machine learning to perform lie detection. Previously, Jennifer was a software developer in Microsoft’s Natural Interactive Services Division, where she authored two patents related to search and data mining algorithms. She has also held positions with Ford Motor Company, National Instruments, and Soar Technology. Since 2016, Jennifer has been recognized as one of the top 100 most influential individuals in artificial intelligence and machine learning by Onalytica, reaching the #2 slot in 2018, and in 2009 was chosen as the “techie whose innovation will have the biggest impact” by X-OLOGY for her work with GiveCamps, a weekend-long event where developers code for charity. She has also received many honors from Microsoft, including the Best in Role award for technical evangelism, Central Region Top Contributor Award, Heartland District Top Contributor Award, DPE Community Evangelist Award, CPE Champion Award, MSUS Diversity and Inclusion Award, Gold Club, and Platinum Club. Jennifer is a frequent speaker at software development conferences around the world. She holds a bachelor’s degree in computer engineering and a master’s degree in computer science and engineering from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, where she specialized in artificial intelligence and computational theory. To learn more, check out her blog.


5:05pm–5:45pm Wednesday, December 7, 2016
Chat, machine learning, and AI
Location: 310/311 Level: Beginner
Tags: ai, text
Matt Winkler (C+E) (Microsoft), Jennifer Marsman (Microsoft)
Average rating: ***..
(3.50, 2 ratings)
Matt Winkler and Jennifer Marsman explain how to easily extend your apps and services with bots to reach users where they are—in messaging apps—covering use cases and case studies, how to quickly get started building a bot, how to process input using linguistic analysis, and how to deploy and integrate bots with messaging apps. Read more.
2:35pm–3:15pm Thursday, December 8, 2016
IoT and intelligent real-time applications
Location: 308/309 Level: Beginner
Jennifer Marsman (Microsoft), Ranveer Chandra (Microsoft), Wee Hyong Tok (Microsoft)
Average rating: ***..
(3.00, 1 rating)
Jennifer Marsman, Ranveer Chandra, and Wee Hyong Tok explore the various drone technologies that are currently available and explain how to acquire and analyze real-time signals from drones to design intelligent applications. Read more.