Mr. Aishwarya Asesh, Data Scientist II, Adobe, US
Talk Title: Self Healing Systems in an Intelity World

Mr. Asesh is an exceptional machine learning scientist who is passionate about incubating inventive technologies for the most challenging technical problems and has led to substantial contributions in the field of machine learning and artificial intelligence. Currently, he is working with Adobe research and is passionate about applying his knowledge to breathe air to creativity and develop solutions to critical research problems in the field of analytics. He currently holds multiple patents for his novel contributions.

He has facilitated and fostered research developments around the globe by serving as a Program Committee and Technical Committee member at some of the best ML and AI conferences and research groups.

Apart from the hustle of research life, his philosophy is that one needs to be grounded in theory, and be aware of where they are on the Dunning-Krueger curve, but that shouldn’t be considered as an excuse for not doing extraordinary things.


Dr. Ehsan Azimi, Provost’s Postdoctoral Fellow, Johns Hopkins University, US
Talk Title: Interactive Platform for Medical Procedures in Mixed Reality

Ehsan Azimi is a Provost’s Postdoctoral Fellow at the Johns Hopkins University. He completed his Ph.D. in Computer Science at the Johns Hopkins University. Ehsan is passionate about the applications of technology in healthcare and surgery. His research focuses on mixed reality and medical robotics. He was named a Siebel Scholar.

He has developed novel display calibration methods and new user interaction modalities for head-mounted displays that improve surgical navigation and training of medical procedures. The work is covered in the Engineering Magazine as well as the other media. He also implemented techniques for robot-assisted cochlear implant placement, intraocular robotic snake, and needle steering. Before joining Johns Hopkins, he worked at Harvard Medical School where he innovated a method that improves the resolution and dynamic range of a medical imaging system.

Mr. Azimi holds multiple patents and his work has led to over 20 peer-reviewed articles in journals and conferences. He was awarded the Link Fellowship. Ehsan served as a mentor for several students and scholars in their projects and studies.


Dr. Manfred Lau, Assistant Professor, City University of Hong Kong, China
Talk Title: Natural User Interfaces for 3D Modeling, Design, and Fabrication

Manfred Lau is an Assistant Professor in the School of Creative Media at the City University of Hong Kong, China. He was previously a faculty member at Lancaster University in the UK, a visiting faculty at Yale University, and a post-doctoral researcher in Japan working with Prof. Takeo Igarashi. He received his Ph.D. degree in Computer Science from Carnegie Mellon University and his B.Sc. degree from Yale University. Manfred’s research interests cover various areas including computer graphics, human-computer interaction, sketch-based interfaces and design, and 3D modeling and fabrication.