2020 MERC Speakers

  Featured Speakers Include:

 

Brand Cheng

CEO

Foxconn Industrial Internet

 

Peter Faguy

Electrochemist

Vehicle Technologies Office, Department of Energy

 

Missy Hughes

Secretary & CEO

Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation

 

Keri McConnell

Executive Director

Northwestern Mutual Data Science Institute

 

Tom Still

President

Wisconsin Technology Council

 

 

Panelists

DATA SCIENCE: Data Science: Advances and Opportunities, Including Machine Learning, Cloud Computing, Data Security, Business Analytics and Real-Time Applications
Purush Papatla Co-Moderator, UWM Northwestern Mutual Data Science Institute Professor of Marketing and co-director of Northwestern Mutual Data Science Institute
Zeyun Yu Co-Moderator, Associate Professor of Computer Science, UWM
Keri McConnell Director of the Northwestern Mutual Date Science Institute
Wilkistar Otieno Associate Professor and Department Chair of Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering, UWM
Praveen Rao Director of Data Science, Charter Communications Inc.
Kimberly Rice Senior Data Scientist, FedEx
Inna Schimmel Engineering and Data Scientist, Schneider National
Tian Zhao Associate Professor of Computer Science, UWM
 
BIOMEDICAL & HEALTH:
Brooke Slavens Moderator, Associate Professor, Biomedical Engineering, UWM
Priyatha Premnath Assistant Professor, Biomedical Engineering, UWM
Jacob Rammer Assistant Professor, Biomedical Engineering, UWM
ENERGY: Energy: Innovations in Storage, Management, and Distribution
Deyang Qu Moderator, Professor and Department Chair, Mechanical Engineering, Johnson Controls Endowed Professorship in Energy Storage at UWM
Peter Faguy PhD, Electrochemist, Vehicle Technologies Office, U.S. Department of Energy
Marija Gajdardziska Professor and Dean, UWM Graduate School, Founder, Safe Li LLC
Carol Hirschmugl Professor of Physics, UWM, Founder, Safe Li LLC
Dan Krueger EVP of InfrastructureWEC Energy Group
Steve Wood VP of Engineering, Battery and Charger Systems , Milwaukee Tool
   
MADE IN MKE: The Founders’ Stories. How four alumni entrepreneurs are making their marks on your water, where you sleep, the beer you drink, and your better health.
Ali Bakhshinejad PhD, VasoGnosis, President and CEO
Carrie Bristoll-Groll CEO, Stormwater Solutions Engineering LLC
Ben Caya Founder, Spike Brewing LLC
Jesse DePinto Co-founder and Chief Growth Officer, Frontdesk
WATER: Making a Bigger Splash: Transforming Water Infrastructures by Developing Smart and Resilient Urban Water Systems
Qian Liao Moderator, Associate Professor Civil & Environmental Engineering, UWM
Jin Li Professor Civil & Environmental Engineering, UWM
Xiaoli Ma Assistant Professor Materials Science & Engineering, UWM
Matt Magruder Environmental Research ManagerMilwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District
Marcia Silva Assistant Scientist & Facility Manager, Water Technology Accelerator
Yin Wang Assistant Professor Civil & Environmental Engineering, UWM
Y. Jeffrey Yang Senior Scientist and Advisor, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
   
MATERIALS/NANOMATERIALS:
Ben Church Moderator, Associate Professor Materials & Engineering, UWM
Junji Niu Assistant Professor Materials Science & Engineering, UWM
Konstantine Sobolov Professor Civil & Environmental Engineering, UWM
David Weiss VP of Sales & Engineering, Eck Industries, Inc