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Varun Ojha
University of Reading, UK

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Artificial Intelligence; Machine Learning; Signal Processing

Biography

Dr Varun Ojha is a researcher in artificial intelligence who primarily works on neural networks and data science. Dr Ojha is currently a lecturer in Computer Science at the University of Reading, UK. Previously as a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH), Zurich, Switzerland, Dr Ojha led a team of researchers to investigate the human perception of dynamic urban environments using machine learning. Before this, Dr Ojha was a Marie-Curie Fellow at the Technical University of Ostrava, Czech Republic. Dr Ojha received a PhD degree in Computer Science from the Technical University of Ostrava, the Czech Republic. Earlier, Dr Ojha received a research fellowship position funded by the Govt of India’s Dept of Science and Technology at the Visvabharati University, India, to develop an intelligent mixed toxic gases pattern recognition system. Dr Ojha has 60+ research publications in international peer-reviewed journals and conferences.

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Simone Scardapane is Assistant Professor at Sapienza University of Rome, working in several subfields of deep learning, including graph neural networks and continual learning. He has a strong interest in promoting machine learning in Italy, having contributed to several no-profit activities, including Meetups and podcasts. He is action editor of Neural Networks and Cognitive Computation, member of the IEEE CIS Social Media Sub-Committee, the IEEE Task Force on Reservoir Computing, the “Machine learning in geodesy” joint study group of the International Association of Geodesy, and chair of the Statistical Pattern Recognition Techniques TC of the International Association for Pattern Recognition.

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