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Join us July 10 at 2 pm EST

What are the essential building blocks of AI readiness? How can you best prepare for AI adoption and integration? In this segment, we’ll unpack the key steps you need to take to be ready for AI on a greater scale, ranging from infrastructure updates to employee training and everything in between.

 

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Dr. Mubassira Khan

Senior Scientist

USDOT Highly Automated Systems Safety Center of Excellence (HASS COE)

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Dr. Mubassira Khan

Senior Scientist

USDOT Highly Automated Systems Safety Center of Excellence (HASS COE)

Dr. Mubassira Khan is a Senior Scientist at the USDOT Highly Automated Systems Safety Center of Excellence (HASS COE) specializing in artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning (ML), and advanced data analytics. She is a member of the OST-R Data Strategy Working Group, supporting development of a data strategy for OST-R to establish and invest in the culture of using data assets to the fullest. Dr. Khan is also a member of the USDOT Artificial Intelligence Working Group Steering Committee, enabling partnership with HASS COE in organizing AI workshops for broader USDOT community members. She is currently leading an effort to understand the safety challenges of vehicles equipped with automated driving systems (ADS) using publicly-available ADS disengagements data and applying ML models, and drafted a whitepaper to share with the transportation community. She is the HASS COE point of contact for the ADS Demo Grant projects and led multiple engagements with stakeholders in the form of technical exchange sessions. Dr. Khan joined HASS COE after five years with General Motors (GM), where she was the lead AI/ML scientist for multiple software products, including the Automated Driving Mapping software and Zero Emission Utility Service product. GM recognized Dr. Khan as one of the leading inventors in 2022 and presented her with multiple intellectual property awards between 2019 and 2022. Dr. Khan is a transportation engineer with a unique combination of experience in the application of AI/ML methods, travel behavior research, and knowledge of data analytics. She received a Ph.D. in Transportation Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin, an M.S. in Transportation Engineering from the University of Idaho, and a B.S. in Civil Engineering from the Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology.

Vijay Sharma

CTO

U.S. Department of Education

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Vijay Sharma

CTO

U.S. Department of Education

As a seasoned leader in the realm of technology transformation, I specialize in empowering teams to spearhead monumental shifts in the digital landscape. With a wealth of experience as a CTO, Chief AI Officer, IT Solutions Architect, and major technology transformation director, I've honed a strategic approach to navigating the complexities of both technical and human elements within organizations.

My expertise lies in unraveling intricate technical and human processes, fostering an environment where innovation thrives, and challenges are met head-on. By seamlessly integrating design, engineering, and business functions, I orchestrate the formation of agile, cross-functional teams that obliterate silos and consistently deliver tangible business outcomes.

Clear and transparent communication is the cornerstone of my leadership philosophy, particularly when confronted with daunting challenges. I advocate for focus and prioritization amidst overwhelming circumstances, ensuring that efforts remain aligned with overarching objectives.

Above all, I firmly believe that success in technology hinges on prioritizing the human element. By nurturing and investing in individuals, we pave the way for the creation of technology that is not only powerful but also genuinely transformative.

Micky Tripathi

National Coordinator, Health Information Technology

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

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Micky Tripathi

National Coordinator, Health Information Technology

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Micky Tripathi is the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, where he leads the formulation of the federal health IT strategy and coordinates federal health IT policies, standards, programs, and investments.  Mr. Tripathi has over 20 years of experience across the health IT landscape. He holds a PhD in political science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, a Master of Public Policy from Harvard University, and an AB in political science from Vassar College.

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