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IEEE Tech Night Aug. 2013

IEEE Tech Night Aug. 2013

Date: August 23, 2013 (at 17:30)

Location: CSC 3-33 (Computing Science Centre, see the map)

Speakers: Daniel Haight President of Darkhorse Analytics and Michael Bowling Professor at Computing Science department of U of A


Daniel Haight walks the line between business and academia. He’s an award-winning sessional lecturerat the Alberta School of Business, managing director of a research centre, and the founding partner of Darkhorse Analytics. He started his career at Mercer Management Consulting in Toronto advising senior management and jet-setting around the continent. Subsequently, he nearly made millions of dollars in a small Internet startup. Instead, he enjoyed the magnificent failure of the dotcom bust. Along the way, he started a used car dealership, purchased a second-hand trampoline for fifteen dollars, recorded a rock video, convinced a beautiful woman to marry him, and fathered three children. His current work focuses on outsourced analytics with experience in sectors as diverse as emergency medical services, professional hockey, and pulp & paper. He is passionate about data visualization, family, meaningful work, and music. Dan graduated from the U of A with a Bachelor of Commerce in Business Studies.


Michael Bowling is a professor at the University of Alberta. His research focuses on machine learning, games, and robotics. He is the leader of the Computer Poker Research Group (CPRG), which has built some of the best poker playing programs on the planet. The programs have won international AI competitions as well as being the first to beat top professional players in a meaningful competition. Michael received his Ph.D. from Carnegie Mellon University. His research has been featured on the television programs Scientific American Frontiers, National Geographic Today, and Discovery Channel Canada, as well appearing in the New York Times, Wired, on CBC and BBC radio, and twice in exhibits at the Smithsonian Museums in Washington, DC.

IEEE Tech Night August 2013 Flyer



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