December 18, 2020

Grand Challenge winner leads off Spring 2021 Colloquium series on January 14

by Nate Muldrow in Announcement

Leading national scientists from academia and industry are slated to speak in the Spring 2021 Colloquium on Digital Transformation Science, a series of weekly hourlong online talks on how artificial intelligence, machine learning, and big data can lead to scientific breakthroughs with large-scale societal benefit.

The series leads off on Thursday, January 14, at 1 pm PT/4 pm ET, with the Grand Prize winner of the recent C3.ai COVID-19 Grand Challenge competition. The team consisting of Claire Donnat, Frederick De St Pierre Bunbury, and Nina Miolane, who won for their project, “Combined Diagnostics, Modeling Population Heterogeneity by Providing Personalized COVID Diagnostics,” will be represented by Claire Donnat at the event.

“Any return to normality relies on accurately determining who might have COVID-19. Demographics, individual health characteristics, and behavioral and geographical data considerably alter one’s risk of catching, suffering from, and spreading the virus,” Freddy Bunbury, post-doctoral researcher at the Carnegie Institution for Science, told C3.ai.

“This project has huge potential to make an immediate impact on the pandemic with its approach to generating meaningful results from COVID testing,” said Thomas M. Siebel, CEO of C3.ai. “This is an unprecedented opportunity to apply informed decision-making based on data to enable daily life and business operations to continue, while effectively managing health risks.”

Preview spring 2021 speakers below and on the website.

C3 DTI Spring 2021 Colloquium series


January 14
Grand Prize winner, C3.ai COVID-19 Grand Challenge
Claire Donnat, University of Chicago


No colloquium on January 21 due to Inaugural 2021 Research Symposium


January 28     
Subhonmesh Bose, Assistant Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign


February 4
Narendra Ahuja, Research Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign


February 11   
Teresa Head-Gordon, Chancellor’s Professor, Bioengineering, Chemistry, Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
University of California, Berkeley


February 18   
Aleksander Madry, Associate Professor, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
Massachusetts Institute of Technology


February 25   
Richard Baraniuk, Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering
Rice University


March 4         
Lillian Ratliff, Assistant Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering
University of Washington


March 11       
Stefano Bertozzi, MD, Professor, School of Public Health
Juan Pablo Reyes, Graduate Student, School of Journalism
University of California, Berkeley


March 18       
Zico Kolter, Associate Professor, Computer Science Department
Carnegie Mellon University


Spring break   


April 1
Anna Hotton, Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine
University of Chicago


April 8
Matt Telgarsky, Assistant Professor, Computer Science
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign


April 15          
Diwakar Shukla, Assistant Professor, Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign


April 22          
Christian Borgs, Professor, Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences
University of California, Berkeley


April 29          
Nathan Srebro, Professor, Computer Science
Toyota Technological Institute at Chicago


May 6
Stefana Parascho, Assistant Professor, Architecture
Corina Tarnita, Associate Professor, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
Princeton University


May 13
Stephano Soatto, Professor, Computer Science, UCLA, and Director, Applied Science, Amazon Web Services


For more information, contact:
Kap Stann, Communications Manager
C3.ai Digital Transformation Institute at Berkeley
University of California, Berkeley