The following topics will be discussed:
Takahide-san has been Senior Consultant for the Japanese Semiconductor Technology Research Corporation (STARC) since 1998. He was at Sony Corp. from 1965-98, including serving as Sr. VP of Sony Engineering and Manufacturing of America in San Jose from 1991-98. His BS in EE is from Keio-Gijyuku Univ., and his MBA is from Northeastern Univ.
CNSV Pre-Meeting: BigDataSIG (6-7 pm)
Chairs: Shashidhar Sathyanarayana and Brian Berg
Location: Aristotle Room
In the past decade, the high-tech industry has been revolutionized by machine learning algorithms applied to everything from market segmentation and recommendation systems to commodity price forecasting of high-frequency trading.
Agriculture and climatology are less familiar research domains among the machine learning community. Nevertheless, these domains offer unique and challenging research opportunities related to the spatio-temporal nature of the data, the multi-resolution data sources and the interaction between climatological and physical models.
In this talk, Dr. Sivan Aldor-Noiman will describe several current research projects underway at The Climate Corporation in the fields of agronomy, climatology and remote sensing. She will also discuss future research directions.
Sivan Aldor-Noiman, Ph.D., is a science lead in The Climate Corporation, a high-tech company which harnesses data to provide decision-supporting tools and insurance to help growers across the U.S. adapt to climate change. She is a statistician who grew up in Israel, and who served in the IDF as an artillery instructor where she found her passion for teaching.
Sivan went on to study in the Technion, where she received a BSc in Industrial Engineering & Management and an MSc in Statistics. She later moved to the US to pursue doctoral studies at The Wharton School, Univ. of Penn.
Sivan is an expert in Bayesian spatio-temporal forecasting methodologies, and she currently leads the Climatology and Geo-Spatial science teams in The Climate Corporation where she uses her skills and passion to tackle real-world challenges.