IDSC Innovation Officer Yelena Yesha to Speak at SLG Tech Summit 6/26+27

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IDSC Innovation Officer Yelena Yesha to Speak at SLG…

Technology has become intrinsic to a successful, modern government. Across the nation, state and local governments are increasingly looking to technology to improve service delivery, reduce costs, and create the optimal experience for employees and residents alike. Bolstered by a wave of Federal funding, our leaders face a unique opportunity to leverage technology like never before. Doing so requires not only a deep understanding of the tools and technologies to be employed, but also, of the issues to be addressed.

Over the course of this free, two-day summit, Route Fifty and GCN will explore the challenges facing government and executive leaders today (from cyber threats and outdated legacy systems to deteriorating public transit and the effects of climate change) and the solutions that technology provides. From a macro perspective to specific use cases, this program will empower state and local leaders to plug into the power of technology.

Tune in virtually on Monday, June 26 and attend in-person on Tuesday, June 27, 2023, in Miami, Florida, for this free event. IDSC Innovation Director Dr. Yelena Yesha will speak on June 27 from 11:45 AM to 12:10 PM ET.

JUNE 26 
Virtual Programming: 10:30 AM – 4:00 PM

JUNE 27 
In-Person Programming: 10:30 AM – 4:20 PM
125 SW North River Dr, Miami, FL 33130 (Map) | While there is no dedicated venue parking, there is a city parking lot directly behind the building (lot 15): 200 SW 1st St, Miami, FL 33130.

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About Dr. Yelena Yesha

Yelena Yesha

At the University of Miami, Dr. Yelena Yesha is the Knight Foundation Endowed Chair of Data Science and AI at the Frost Institute for Data Science and Computing (IDSC). At IDSC, Dr. Yesha is also the Director for the Machine Learning and AI program, as well as Innovation Officer and Head of International Relations. In her Innovation role, Dr. Yesha assists faculty in engaging government and industrial partners to collaborate with the University and consults with faculty on developing research ideas into innovations.

Dr. Yesha was the Founding Director of the National Science Foundation Center for Accelerated Real Time Analytics (CARTA), an NSF-funded Industry/University Cooperative Research Center (I/UCRC) that aims to develop long-term partnerships among industry, academia, and government. CARTA partners with Rutgers University New Brunswick, North Carolina State University, the University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC), Tel Aviv University, and the University of Miami.

Dr. Yesha received her B.Sc. degrees in Computer Science and in Applied Mathematics from York University, Toronto, Canada, and her M.Sc. degree and Ph.D. degree in Computer Science from The Ohio State University She has published 11 books as author or editor, and more than 200 papers in prestigious refereed journals and refereed conference proceedings, and she has been awarded external funding in a total amount exceeding 45 million dollars. She is currently working with leading industrial companies and government agencies on new innovative technology in the areas of blockchains, cybersecurity, and big data analytics with applications to electronic commerce, climate change, and digital healthcare. Dr. Yesha is a fellow of the IBM Centre for Advanced Studies.

Forbes magazine highlighted Dr. Yesha’s accomplishments in technology in a two-part profile:  Part I: Dr. Yelena Yesha: Meet The Tenacious Pioneer Pushing Innovation To Address Real World Problems and Part II: Dr. Yelena Yesha: Pushing Technology Boundaries To Solve The World’s Biggest Problems.


Yelena Yesha, PhD
Innovation Officer and Head of International Relations, University of Miami Frost Institute for Data Science and Computing (IDSC)
Director, IDSC AI + Machine Learning
Knight Foundation Endowed Chair of Data Science and AI
Professor, Department of Radiology
Professor, Department of Computer Science
Board Member + Senior Liaison for Interaction with Industries and Special Projects, IMSA (Institute of the Mathematical Sciences of the Americas at UM)
Founding Director, NSF CARTA