By: Yossi Zimilover  | 

Computer Science Experts to Lecture on Data Science

On October 25th, Research Director of Gartner Inc. Dr. Erick Brethenoux and Chief Technology Officer of Mayo Clinic Steve Demuth are set to headline an event on the Wilf campus on data science and its impact on the modern world. Dr. Brethenoux will lecture about “The Data Science Revolution: The Future of Analytics is on a Need-To-Know Basis,” after which Mr. Demuth will speak on the topic of “Realizing the Power of Data in Medicine.” The lectures will take place in Furst Hall Room 501 at 5pm that evening.

Dr. Brethenoux plans to discuss the significant impact data-driven machines have on decisions and the additional influence of artificial intelligence systems in the future. He will also detail how organizations can position themselves for success within the current technological and economic revolution. Brethenoux currently specializes in machine learning, artificial intelligence, and applied cognitive computing.

Mr. Demuth will talk about the significance of data within the medical world. He will describe how using data science to harness large amounts of raw data can alter the world of medicine and help doctors, nurses, and patients. He previously served at IBM as Chief Architect and Senior Technical Staff Member in Decision Management.

The event comes shortly after President Berman’s recent investiture where he pledged to create new opportunities for YU students in the areas of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics, known collectively as STEM, and highlighted the demand for data analytics in the marketplace of the future.