2019 Symposium Keynote Speaker

"What Is And How Will Machine Learning Change Our Lives"

Dr. Ray Ptucha

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Raymond Ptucha is an Assistant Professor in Computer Engineering and Director of the Machine Intelligence Laboratory at Rochester Institute of Technology.  His research includes machine learning, computer vision, and robotics, with a specialization in deep learning.  Ray was a research scientist with Eastman Kodak Company where he worked on computational imaging algorithms and was awarded 31 U.S. patents. He graduated from SUNY/Buffalo with a B.S. in Computer Science and a B.S. in Electrical Engineering. He earned a M.S. in Image Science from RIT. He earned a Ph.D. in Computer Science from RIT in 2013. Ray was awarded an NSF Graduate Research Fellowship in 2010 and his Ph.D. research earned the 2014 Best RIT Doctoral Dissertation Award.  Ray is a passionate supporter of STEM education, is an NVIDIA certified Deep Learning Institute instructor, Chair of the Rochester area IEEE Signal Processing Society, and is an active member of his local IEEE chapter and FIRST robotics organizations