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AI for Ecology and Conservation
Daniel Sheldon

Sat Jun 15 11:00 AM -- 11:40 AM (PDT) @
Event URL: https://aiforsocialgood.github.io/icml2019/schedule.htm »

AI can help solve big data and decision-making problems to understand and protect the environment. I’ll survey several projects the area and discuss how to approach environmental problems using AI. The Dark Ecology project uses weather radar and machine learning to unravel mysteries of bird migration. A surprising probabilistic inference problem arises when analyzing animal survey data to monitor populations. Novel optimization algorithms can help reason about dams, hydropower, and the ecology of river networks.

Speaker bio: Daniel Sheldon is an Assistant Professor of Computer Science at the University of Massachusetts Amherst and Mount Holyoke College. His research investigates fundamental problems in machine learning and AI motived by large-scale environmental data, dynamic ecological processes, and real-world network phenomena.

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Daniel Sheldon (University of Massachusetts Amherst)

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