Meltem Ballan, PhD

Machine Learning Ethics Panel Moderator

Title: Global Data Science AI Leader

Company: General Motors

Brief Bio: Accomplished technology executive with a unique combination of analytical and leadership expertise developed over 20 years both in industry and academia. Cofounded a technology startup providing a Big-data analytics and ML platform. Managed large multinational and multidisciplinary projects in automotive, aviation, healthcare, software and marketing. Established labs, worked on academic projects, authored over 30 publications on ML/AI implementation, analytics and neuroscience. A pioneering woman data scientist who has nurtured and mentored hundreds of budding analysts and scientists as a recognized leader. Active board member of professional organizations and universities