ADIA Lab, the independent Abu Dhabi-based institute dedicated to basic and applied research in data and computational sciences, will host the inaugural ADIA Lab Symposium at Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM) in Abu Dhabi on 7th and 8th November 2023.
Members of ADIA Lab’s Advisory Board along with ADIA Lab Fellows and principal researchers will participate in the event, examining how data science, blockchain, high-performance computing and AI can be utilized to address key challenges in climate change and health sciences, two of the lab’s focus research areas.
Professor Steven Chu, former US Secretary of Energy and winner of the 1997 Nobel Prize in Physics, and Professor Sandy Pentland, Toshiba Professor of Media, Arts and Sciences at MIT and director of MIT’s Media Lab, will deliver keynote speeches on climate change issues on 7 November. Professor Miguel Hernan, Kolokotrones Professor of Biostatistics and Epidemiology at the Harvard Chan School of Public Health and winner of the 2022 Rousseeuw Prize for Statistics, will deliver the keynote on health sciences on 8 November.
Professor Shafi Goldwasser, Director of the Simons Institute for the Theory of Computing at UC Berkeley and recipient of the ACM Turing Award, will talk about a cryptographic perspective on trust in machine learning. The event’s agenda includes numerous other presentations and discussion panels, along with case studies on ADIA Lab-funded research projects using data and analytics on climate change-related topics.
Domestic and international academic, research and corporate organizations have been invited to attend the ADIA Lab Symposium, while individuals with relevant experience will be able to register for in-person tickets.
The ADIA Lab Symposium, which will be held annually, is part of ADIA Lab’s commitment to playing an active role in the international data and computational science community, contributing to the development of Abu Dhabi’s digital ecosystem and raising opportunities for collaboration with UAE-based and international organizations.