2022 Program

Day 1 | Open Source

Tuesday, October 4

(All times are US Eastern Time)

12:00 pm ET – 12:25 pm ET

Putting Zero-Shot, No-Code, and Responsible NLP to Work

David Talby – CTO at John Snow Labs

12:25 pm ET – 12:45 pm ET

Deploying BLOOM: A 176B Parameter Multi-Lingual Large Language Model

Sanchit Gandhi – Machine Learning Research Engineer at Hugging Face

Suraj Patil – Machine Learning Engineer at Hugging Face

12:45 pm ET – 1:05 pm ET

Talk by Stella Biderman

Stella Biderman – Booz Allen Hamilton

1:05 pm ET – 1:25 pm ET

Sparse Expert Models: Past and Future

Barret Zoph – Staff Research Scientist at Google Brain

Liam Fedus – Senior Research Scientist at Google Brain

1:25 pm ET – 1:45 pm ET

Talk by Omri Allouche

Omri Allouche – Head of Research at Gong.io

2:00 pm ET – 2:30 pm ET

The State Of The Art On Knowledge Graph Construction From Text

Jennifer D’Souza – Postdoctoral researcher TIB – Leibniz Information Centre for Science and Technology

Nandana Mihindukulasooriya – Research Scientist at IBM

Content Graphs: Multi-Task NLP Approach for Cataloguing

Sakshi Bhargava – Staff Data Scientist at Chegg

Accelerating Topic modeling with RAPIDS and BERT models

Vibhu Jawa – Senior Data Scientist at Nvidia

2:35 pm ET – 3:05 pm ET

No-Code Transfer Learning from Rules & Models in the Annotation Lab

Dia Trambitas – Head of Product at John Snow Labs

A Pretrained Language Model for Public Health Surveillance on Social Media

Usman Naseem – PhD Candidate at University of Sydney

Creating ‘Civil Sanctuaries’ Online with NLP

Brian Ulicny – Senior Technical Scientist at Raytheon Intelligence & Space

3:10 pm ET – 3:40 pm ET

State-of-the-art Table & Key-Value Extraction from Visual Documents

Alberto Andreotti – Lead Data Scientist at John Snow Labs

Siham – Belgadi Data Scientist at John Snow Labs

How Robust is your NLP System? An introduction to Adversarial Evaluation in NLP

Panos Alexopoulos – Head of Ontology at Textkernel BV

Natural Language Processing and Dynamic Shapes for Inference Acceleration

Ragesh Hajela – Senior AI Engineer and Evangelist at Intel Corporation

3:45 pm ET – 4:15 pm ET

Entity Matching in NLP

Avinash Pathak – Expert Data Scientist at TomTom

Creating custom vocabularies for sequence prediction models

Swagata Ashwani – Senior Data Scientist at Boomi

Future Driven Skills Growth for Talents in Large Enterprise

Paul Jialiang Wu – Principal Data Scientist at Genentech

Day 2 | Healthcare

Wednesday, October 5

(All times are US Eastern Time)

12:00 pm ET – 12:25 pm ET

Automated Bias, Robustness, and Data Quality Testing for NLP Models

Veysel Kocaman – Head of Data Science at John Snow Labs

12:25 pm ET – 12.45 pm ET

Talk by Robbie Freeman

Robbie Freeman – System Vice President & Chief Nursing Informatics Officer at Mount Sinai Health System

12:45 pm ET – 1:05 pm ET

Deep Learning for Relation Extraction from Clinical Documents

Vishakha Sharma – Principal Scientist at Roche

1:05 pm ET – 1:25 pm ET

Talk TBD

1:25 pm ET – 1:45 pm ET

Talk TBD

2:00 pm ET – 2:30 pm ET

Automated Messy Clinical Text De-Identification via Spark NLP

Philip Ballantine – Health Catalyst

Intelligent Publication Monitoring using NLP and Ontologies

Jayant Thomas – Senior Director AI/Machine Learning Engineering at Change Healthcare

Talk by Selen Bozkurt

Senior Research Scientist at Stanford University

2:35 pm ET – 3:05 pm ET

Language Tasks in Clinical Natural Language Processing: Where We Are and What’s Next

Yanjun Gao – Postdoctoral Research Associate at University of Wisconsin-Madison

Applying Natural Language Processing to Cancer Genomics

Lena Pfitzer – Principal Data Scientist at myNEO

Template Based Information Extraction with Dendograms to Classify News Articles

Daniel Svoboda – NLP Research Scientist at Johnson & Johnson

3:10 pm ET – 3:40 pm ET

End-to-end NLU Capabilities by Enabling Spark NLP for Healthcare

Carlos Morato – VP of Applied Science & Artificial Intelligence at Optum

Sami Nas – Customer Success Manager at John Snow Labs

How Standards for NLP Output can Revolutionize Healthcare

Sam Schifman – Chief Architect at Diameter Health

Automating Annotation Process Using Rule-Based Algorithm

Priya Shaji – Data Scientist at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

3:45 pm ET – 4:15 pm ET

Talk by Ayush Singh

Ayush Singh – Sr. NLP ML Engineer at Cigna

Natural Language Processing (NLP) Approach to Automate Patients’ Testimonials Analysis

Mélissa Rollot – Data Science Manager at Quinten Health

From Unstructured Documents to a Longitudinal Health Record

Isaac Palka – Senior Director of Engineering at Invitae

Matthew Davis – Head of AI at Invitae

Day 3 | Applications

Thursday, October 6

(All times are US Eastern Time)

12:00 pm ET – 12:25 pm ET

Introducing Spark NLP for Finance and Legal

Jose Juan Martinez – Lead Data Scientist at John Snow Labs

12:25 pm ET – 12:45 pm ET

Talk by Gary Kazantsev

Gary Kazantsev – Head of Quant Technology Strategy, Office of the CTO at Bloomberg

12:45 pm ET – 1:05 pm ET

BERTopic: Topic Modeling by Combining the Old with the New

Maarten Grootendorst – Data Scientist at IKNL (Integraal Kankercentrum Nederland)

1:05 pm ET – 1:25 pm ET

Evolution through Large Language Models

Joel Lehman – ML Research Scientist at Open AI

1:25 pm ET – 1:45 pm ET

Next Generation Speech Synthesis and Speech-to-Speech Technologies

Yishay Carmiel – Chief Executive Officer at Meaning

2:00 pm ET – 2:30 pm ET

NLP for Finance – Automated Invoice Classification for Submission Compliance

Harsha Gurulingappa – Head of Text Analytics at Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany

Shobha Iyer Lead Expert Big Data Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany

How to use Twitter data for Credit Scoring

Adnan Khalid – VP Head of Data Science at HBL Microfinance Bank

Automating Legal Document Extraction and Review

Jacob Wilson – Principal, Products & Technology at PwC

2:35 pm ET – 3:05 pm ET

Challenges in Financial Document Understanding – NLP and Beyond

Neelesh Shukla – Research Scientist & Manager AI State at Street Corporation

Review2topic: Building Topics Detection Model to Leverage Reviews Data in Booking.com

Moran Beladev – Machine Learning Manager – NLP & Computer Vision at Booking.com

The Role of NLP in Enterprise Value Prediction

Chandrasekhar Subramanyam – Senior Professor at IFIM Business School

3:10 pm ET – 3:40 pm ET

Decoding Financial Literacy Using Customer Feedback

Anjali Sreekumar – Engineering Manager at Lending Tree

Utilizing NLP for Structure Learning to Understand Cancer Screening Uptake

Matthew Davis – PhD Canidate, Medical University of South Carolina

Natural Language Understanding – Nested NER and WSD

Mustafa Jarrar – Professor of Artificial Intelligence at Birzeit University

3:45 pm ET – 4:15 pm ET

DeBERTa – Improvement over the SOTA Bert and RoBerta

Tanya – Data Scientist at Barclays

Creating and Maintaining Pipelines for Machine Learning Operations

Zach Wimpee – Clinical Effectiveness Analyst at Pieces

Accelerating NLP Pipelines with Hardware-Software synergies

Tim Santos – Director of Devrel at Graphcore

NLP Training

Spark NLP for Data Scientists
Training & Certification

October 11, 2021 – 9:00 to 13:00 PST
October 12, 2021 – 9:00 to 13:00 PST

Spark NLP for Healthcare Data Scientists
Training & Certification

October 13, 2021 – 9:00 to 13:00 PST
October 14, 2021 – 9:00 to 13:00 PST