NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF AEROSPACE

Contact Us

Colin Britcher, Ph.D.
Director of Graduate Education
757.325.6730
colin.britcher@nianet.org  

Mary Catherine Bunde, M.Ed.
Senior Education Administrator
757.325.6731
mary.bunde@nianet.org

10.20.15 High

NASA and NIA Big Data Analytics and Machine Intelligence Seminar Series #11:
APPLICATION OF WATSON TECHNOLOGIES FOR NASA MISSIONS

Dr. Rob High, IBM Watson CTO
October 20, 2015, 11:00 am, NASA Langley, Reid Center, Bldg 2102 (IESB)
Live Seminar

Abstract:
IBM continues to advance computer science in the realm of Cognitive Computing by pushing the edge of the human machine interface and machine learning to benefit large organizations facing increasingly difficult challenges of big data and deeper analytics. The products of that advancement, and those key elements of Watson Cognitive Computing are becoming more relevant and important as Enterprise assets. One of the key Watson products, Watson Discovery Advisor (WDA), that accelerates the discovery process, infuses innovation and novel insights, and is making a significant impact in the medical domain. To help us understand the significance of these advancements and their value for NASA, Rob High, Watson Group CTO and IBM Fellow, will explain Watson Discovery Advisor capabilities, recent additions to the Watson family, key enhancements to the underlying technology and architecture, and their potential applications to NASA mission areas.

Bio:
Rob High is an IBM Fellow, Vice President and Chief Technology Officer, IBM Watson Solutions. He has the overall responsibility to drive IBM Watson Solutions technical strategy and thought leadership. As a key member of the IBM Watson Solutions Leadership team, Rob works collaboratively with the Watson engineering, research, and development teams. Rob has 37 years of programming experience and has worked with distributed, object-oriented, component-based transaction monitors, and WebSphere Applications and products.

BUSINESS WITH NIA

Headquarters

100 Exploration Way
Hampton, VA 23666
(757)325-6700
www.nianet.org