Ford RIC Palo Alto Seminar Series

The purpose of this series is to engage Bay Area technical experts at universities, companies, think tanks, or other institutions in our knowledge transfer and learning process spanning RIC Palo Alto areas of focus.

February 28th, 2015: Erin MacDonald, Assistant Professor in Mechanical Engineering (Product Design Group) Stanford University. "Cars and Cognitive Empathy" pdf
March 5th, 2015: Josh Wills, Senior Data Science Director at Cloudera. "What Comes After the Star Schema?" pdf
March 12th, 2015: Silvio Savarese, Assistant Professor in Computer Science at Stanford University. "From Sensing to Visual Intelligence"
March 19th, 2015: Ted Dunning, Chief Applications Architect at MapR.
  "High Performance Time Series Databases" pdf
  "Anomaly Detection" pdf
  "Machine Learning Made Easy" pdf
March 26th, 2015: Yuekai Sun, PhD Candidate in ICME at Stanford University (Assistant Professor in Statistics at University of Michigan starting Fall 2016). "Sparse Regression in Distributed Settings" pdf
April 2nd, 2015: Mike Robinson, CEO and Design Director at ED Design. "The Future of Mobility: ED's TORQ Self-Driving Race Car Concept"
April 9th, 2015: Pai-Ling Yin, Stanford Institute for Economic and Policy Research, and Timothy Bresnahan, Stanford GSB. "Economic Value Creation in Mobile Applications"
May 7th, 2015: Kaushik Das, Head of Data Science (Americas) at Pivotal. "The Digital Brain: The Role of Big Data in building Smart Systems" pdf
May 14th, 2015: Randy Lea, Vice President, Americas Big Data Practice at Teradata. "Big Data Analytics-Enabled Business Capabilities (v.s. Science Projects)" pdf
May 21st, 2015: Blake Johnson, Consulting Professor at Stanford University, Management Science and Engineering Department. "Designing and Deploying Data and Analytics-Enabled Business Capabilities" pdf
June 4th, 2015: Soren Peterson, Design Consultant. "Design Quantification Criteria" pdf
  Startup Evaluation Worksheet pdf
June 11th, 2015: Sam Savage, Executive Director, Probability Management and Consulting Professor at Stanford University, Management Science and Engineering Department. "The Flaw of Averages and How to Cure it"
June 18th, 2015: David Bland, Neo Innovations. "Test Driven Business: Innovation Accounting." pdf
June 25th, 2015: Rashmi Raghu, Principal Data Scientist at Pivotal pdf
July 9th, 2015: Justin Kugler, Business Development Manager for CASIS: Center for the Advancement of Science in Space pdf
July 23rd, 2015: Margot Gerritsen, Associate Professor of Energy Resources Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, and Civil and Environmental Engineering at Stanford University. "The Institute for Computational and Mathematical Engineering (ICME) and related Initiatives at Stanford"
July 30th, 2015: Allison Okamura, Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Stanford University and Director of the CHARM Lab (Collaborative Haptics and Robotics in Medicine). "Haptics for Augmented Reality and Teleoperated Robots" pdf
August 6th, 2015 Michael Mahoney, UC Berkeley ICSI and Statistics. "Implementing Randomized Linear Algebra in Parallel and Distributed Environments" pdf
August 13th, 2015 Joy Mountford, Senior Director at Akamai Technologies (Previously VP User Experience Design at Yahoo, Previously Head of Human Interface Group at Apple). "What Can we Learn From Design?"" tbd
August 20th, 2015 Amip Shah, Director, Distributed Mesh Computing and Head of IoT Research at HP Labs. "Distributed Mesh Computing"
August 27th, 2015 Wendy Ju, Executive Director for Interaction Design Research at Stanford's Center for Design Research and an Associate Professor in the Graduate Design Program at the California College of the Arts in San Francisco. "The Theater of the Car"
September 3rd 2015 Dr. Gerald Friedland, Director of Audio and Multimedia Lab at UC Berkeley International Computer Science Institute
September 10th 2015 Lowell Goss, Global Head of UX and Design at Telenav
October 8th 2015 Andrea Coleman, Co-Founder and CEO at Riders for Health. "Riders for Health"
October 13th 2015 John Hansen Founder at UT Dallas CRSS. "University of Texas at Dallas - Center for Robust Speech Systems (UTD-CRSS)"
October 22nd, 2015 Robert Bigler, Founder at Equalia. "Creating innovative products by first designing the experience"
October 29th, 2015 Susana Sipkovic, VP of Business Development at POPin. "POPin for Business"
November 19th, 2015 Irad Ben-Gal, Visting Professor in Management Science & Engineering at Stanford. "Two Topics: (1) Modeling of Personal Mobility Behavioral Patterns and (2) A combinatorial approach for deterministic sensors selection"
December 10th, 2015 Dragos Macuica, Technical Director at Ford RIC Palo Alto. "Business Model Basics"

December 17th, 2015 Jim Disanto, Motus Ventures. "Angel Investing Basics"

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