Time 

Topic 

Speaker 

Location 

8:30 – 9:00  

Registration 

 

1st floor 

9:00 – 9:15  

Opening Remarks 

Eric Darr  

President 

Kelly Logan  

Vice President Strategic Workforce Development and Continuing Education 

Harrisburg University 

1151, 1146, 1153 

9:15 – 10:00   

Morning Keynote: Analytics Enablement through Robotic & Intelligent Automation (R&IA) 

Christopher Rose 

Principal, Deloitte 

1151, 1146, 1153 

10:00 – 10:15 

Break 

10:15 – 11:00  

Governor Wolf’s Commitment to Using Data to Deliver Government that Works 

Colby Clabaugh 

Executive Director, Office of Performance Through Excellence 

Jere Matthews  

Open Data Officer, Office of Administration 

John Long 

Data Scientist, Office of Administration 

Commonwealth of Pennsylvania 

1151, 1146, 1153  

Leveraging Natural Language Processing to Improve Efficiency and Outcomes 

Rafi Lav 

Specialist Master, Deloitte 

Auditorium (1454) 

Cybersecurity SIEM Analytics 

Brandon Keath 

Cyber Security Practice, Appalachia Technologies 

1205  

Uncovering Factors Patients Use to Evaluate Meaningful Response to Migraine Treatment 

Erin M. Buchanan, PhD 

Professor, Cognitive Analytics 

Harrisburg University  

1302  

11:00 – 11:15  

Break 

11:15 – Noon  

Got Data? – Visualize it!   

Billie Anderson 

Professor of Analytics, Harrisburg University 

1151, 1146, 1153 

 

Artificial Intelligence in Healthcare – The Art of the Possible 

Mohammad R. Arbabshirani

Data Scientist, Innovation & Enterprise Solutions, KPMG

Auditorium (1454) 

Deep Learning Approach to Find the Correlations Between Addition Behavior in Gaming & Brain Activation Using Functional Near-infrared Spectroscopy 

 

Sagar Kora Venu 

PhD Student 

Siamak Aram 

Assistant Professor 

Harrisburg University 

1205  

Automated Diagnosis of Parkinson’s Disease in Neuroimaging Data using Deep Learning 

 

Pranita Patil 

Research Fellow and PhD Student, Harrisburg University 

 

1302  

 

Noon –  1:00  

Lunch 

 

12th Floor 

1:00 – 1:45  

Afternoon KeynoteMachine Learning Application in Data Integration 

Amir Gandjbakhche 

Senior Investigator 

Hadis Dashtestani 

Pre-Doctorate Fellow 

National Institutes of Health, National Institute of Child Health & Human Development 

1151, 1146, 1153 

1:45  – 2:00 

Break 

2:00 – 2:45  

Graphs as Explanatory Records of Complex Real-World Activity 

Joseph Mosby 

Specialist Master 

Eric Dull 

Specialist Leader 

Deloitte 

1151, 1146, 1153 

Artificial Intelligence in Today’s World 

Jennifer Robinson 

Director, Local Government Sales, 

SAS 

Auditorium (1454) 

Is Machine Learning Another Industrial Revolution? From Industry to Healthcare 

Roozbeh Sadeghian

Assistant Professor, Harrisburg University 

1205 

Extracting Signal from the Noisy Environment of the Pine Creek Watershed 

 

Emily Wefelmeyer 

Research Fellow 

Pranita P. Patil 

Research Fellow 

Kevin Purcell 

Associate Professor 

Harrisburg University 

 

1302 

2:45 – 3:00  

Break 

3:00 – 3:45   

Data Analytics in the Cloud – Using Technology to Help Communities Combat Homelessness

Alistair McLean 

Principal Solutions Architect, Amazon Web Services 

1151, 1146, 1153 

 

Data Defined. The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly. 
 

Shamlan Siddiqi 
VP & CTO Public Sector, NTT Data 

 

Auditorium (1454) 

Diagnosing Alzheimer’s Disease with Speech and Language 

Emily Wefelmeyer

Research Fellow 
Roozbeh Sadeghian

Assistant Professor 
Harrisburg University 

1205  

Deep Learning – based Dashboard to Help Protect Susquehanna River Basin 

Sridhar Ravula 

PhD Student

Pranita Patil 

PhD Student

Siamak Aram,  

Assistant Professor 

Harrisburg University 

1302 

 

 

Tracks 

Applied Analytics and Data Visualization 

Artificial Intelligence 

Machine Learning/Deep Learning 

HU Research