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Invited speakers

Ross D. King


Professor Ross D. King has an international reputation in bioinformatics, chemoinformatics and machine learning, and he has >100 refereed publications in these subjects - including nine citation classics (papers with >100 citations). He founded and leads the Computational Biology group in the Department of Computer Science, University of Wales, Aberystwyth. The group currently has four academic members of staff, ten Postdocs, and two technicians. He has served on numerous UK science committees and he initiated the multi-million pound national text mining service. The research achievement he is most proud of is inventing and developing the concept of a Robot Scientist.

Rayid Ghani


Rayid Ghani is a Senior Researcher and Director of Analytics Research at Accenture Technology Labs, where he leads research in the areas of Machine Learning, Data Mining and Text Mining. The Labs' goals include researching and inventing the next wave of business solutions using new and emerging technologies and exploring how these will evolve, converge and shape businesses in the future. Rayid is a member of IEEE and ACM and has published widely in Machine Learning, Data Mining, and Knowledge Management journals and conferences. He has also organized several machine learning and data mining workshops and has been on Program Committees for a variety of major conferences.