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Product Engineering & Scientific Advisors
Samah Afifi, CSM, CSPO, Java, Java EE certified
Ms. Afifi is a technology leadership professional with over 15 years of experience leading cross-functional software engineering teams building and delivering enterprise web software products in several industries: Behavioral Biometrics, Networks Analytics, Data warehousing, CMS, BPM, Financial, ERP, etc. Prior to joining IDM, Ms. Afifi directed R&D product engineering at a key-player company in the aerospace and defense domain; delivering an integrated, end-to- end content management software products for managing and delivering technical content based on international industry standards for the procurement and production of technical publications. Ms. Afifi led the software engineering of patented solutions at technology startups that got acquired by Microsoft and VMware. Mrs. Afifi has a B.Sc. in Electrical Engineering and Automatic Control.
Dr. Padhraic Smyth
Dr. Smyth is one of the leading researchers in statistical pattern detection and data mining, machine learning, and information theory. He has authored several books; Advances in Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining (1996), Principles of Data Mining (2001) and Modeling the Internet and the Web: Probabilistic Methods and Algorithms (2003). Dr. Smyth is a Professor in the Department of Computer Science at the University of California, Irvine. He is also Director of the Center for Machine Learning and Intelligent Systems, and a member of the Institute for Mathematical Behavioral Sciences and the Institute for Genomics and Bioinformatics at UC Irvine.
Dr. Max Welling
Dr. Welling is an accomplished researcher in the areas of large-scale statistical learning and data mining, information retrieval, visual object recognition, text modeling and analysis, and has over 70 publications in the field of machine learning. Dr. Welling is a Professor of Computer Science at the University of California, Irvine with a joint appointment in the statistics department. He is also Associate Director of the Center for Machine Learning and Intelligent Systems at UC Irvine. Before joining UCI he held postdoctoral positions at Caltech, University College London, and the University of Toronto.