It's Auton Lab's 30th Birthday!

We are planning a weekend of activities to celebrate! Friday's celebration will be academic in nature: featuring a full day of invited talks, panel discussions, and a poster session highlighting current research at Auton Lab. We will be in the Rangos Ballroom in the University Center.

Saturday's celebration will be a day long picnic at the Vietnam Veterans Pavilion in Schenley Park, with plenty of time to catch up with friends. We have a send-off brunch planned for Sunday.

CMU students, please RSVP and join our HackAuton happening on 9/15/2023 - 9/17/2023 you are interested!

Speakers and Panelists

Drew Bagnell

Chief Scientist and Co-Founder, Aurora / Consulting Professor at Carnegie Mellon University

Benedikt Boecking

Senior Machine Learning Researcher at Marinus Analytics

MatĂ­as DeArteaga Boecking

Our newest 100% Autonian! [Not Speaking] Congratulations Maria and Benedikt!

Maria DeArteaga

Assistant Professor at the Information, Risk and Operation Management Department at McCombs School of Business, University of Texas at Austin

Karen Chen

Assistant Professor in Information Systems at University of Maryland Baltimore County

Gilles Clermont

Professor of Critical Care Medicine, Mathematics and Engineering at the University of Pittsburgh; Chief Medical Officer at NOMA AI Inc.

Kan Deng

Founder and CEO, Rxthinking Inc.

Artur Dubrawski

Alumni Research Professor of Computer Science and Director of the Auton Lab, Carnegie Mellon University

Kimberly Elenberg

CAPT, U.S. Navy Retired / Principal Scientist at the Auton Lab

Karen Feinstein

President and Chief Executive Officer of the Jewish Healthcare Foundation (JHF) and its three operating arms: PRHI, HCF, and WHAMglobal

Alex Gray

Head, AI Fundamental Research, IBM / Creator and Head of global Neuro-Symbolic AI

Martial Hebert

Dean, School of Computer Science, Carnegie Mellon University

Farnam Jahanian

President, Carnegie Mellon University

Cara Jones

CEO and co-founder of Marinus Analytics

William King

Brigaider General, U.S. Army Retired / Chairman: CBRN Div, NDIA; National Chemical Corps Regimental Association U.S. Army

Ken Kliethermes

Vice President, Business Development at Amentum

Jeremy Kubica

Director of Engineering, LINCC Frameworks (LSST Interdisciplinary Network for Collaboration and Computing) / Department of Physics, CMU

Simon Labov

Group Leader of Nuclear Security Physics at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

Tom Mitchell

University Professor and Founder of Machine Learning Department, Carnegie Mellon University

Andrew Moore

CEO, Lovelace, Founder of the Auton Lab

Barnabas Poczos

Associate Professor, Co-Director of the Auton Lab

Ronald Poropatich

Director of the Center for Military Medicine Research and Health Sciences / Professor of Medicine at the University of Pittsburgh

Tuomas Sandholm

Angel Jordan University Professor of Computer Science, Carnegie Mellon University

Jeff Schneider

Research Professor, Co-Director of the Auton Lab, Carnegie Mellon University

Event Schedule

Friday, September 8th
8:00 AMBreakfast + RegistrationRangos Ballroom, Cohon University Center
8:45 AMOpening RemarksFarnam Jahanian, Artur Dubrawski
9:00 AMShort Talks: 1st DecadeChair: Kyle Miller
Speakers: Andrew Moore, Jeff Schneider, Tom Mitchell, Kimberly Elenberg, Kan Deng
10:15 AMPanel: Past and Future of AI/MLModerator: Barnabas Poczos
Panelists: Andrew Moore, Alex Gray, Martial Herbert, Tuomas Sandholm
11:00 AMBreak 
11:15 AMShort Talks: 2nd DecadeChair: Abby Turner
Speakers: Jeremy Kubica, Alex Gray, Drew Bagnell, Gilles Clermont, Karen Chen
1:00 PMLunch + SpotlightsChairs: Jieshi Chen, Nick Gisolfi
Presenting: Autonians
2:00 PMShort Talks: 3rd DecadeChair: Artur Dubrawski
Speakers: Barnabas Poczos, Cara Jones, Simon Labov, Ron Poropatich, Ken Kliethermes
3:15 PMBreak 
3:30 PMPanel: AI/ML with ImpactModerator: Jeff Schneider
Panelists: Karen Feinstein, Cara Jones, William King, Gilles Clermont
4:15 PMPoster SessionChairs: Jieshi Chen, Nick Gisolfi
Presenting: Autonians
5:15 PMQ&A with the Auton FacultyChairs: Alex Gray, Jeremy Kubica
Andrew Moore, Artur Dubrawski, Jeff Schneider, Barnabas Poczos
5:45 PMClosingArtur Dubrawski
6:00 PMDinner
Saturday, September 9th
11:00 AMPicnic + Lunch + ActivitiesFood, Games & Fun!
2:00 PMBirthday Cake 
2:30 PMContinued Activities! 
Sunday, September 10th
9:00 AMTraditional Auton Walk in Schenley ParkMeet at corner of Tech & Frew Street
10:00 AMBrunch at The Porch221 Schenley Drive, Pittsburgh, PA 15213

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