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[Lecture] Machine Learning with Applications to Image Processing

Wednesday, March 31, 2021

11:00 am - 12:00 pm


Online via Zoom. Contact Dr. Lennart Johnsson at for the link.

About the Speaker

Alon Arad received undergraduate degrees in Math and Physics in Australia. After a brief stint in Actuarial studies he decided to pursue a PhD in Computational Mathematics. He spent a year doing course work at the Max Plank Institute in Bonn and subsequently went to MIT to learn about distributed computing under Professor Alan Edelman.

In 2010 he joined Shell as a lead in computational image processing and implemented various workflows in image processing and inversion routines. During his Shell tenure he also held a fellowship at MIT continuing with the work on distributed algorithm with a focus on implementing Julia solution.

In 2017 he became the team lead at Readcoor, a spatial sequencing company spun out of Harvard while also creating his own startup around big data for image processing. This startup currently has a consortium with the petroleum engineering department at UH.

Alon previously held an adjunct position at UH teaching Analytics and currently is a senior manager at Accenture for applied intelligence.

Online via Zoom