Contact Information

Computer Science Department
Colgate University
McGregory Hall, 3rd Floor
13 Oak Drive
Hamilton, NY 13346
(tel) 315.228.7719
Charlotte Jablonski, Administrative Assistant

Event Detail

Department Tea: On biases in AI & career insights from Silicon Valley

Start: Tuesday, April 11, 2017, 11:30 a.m.
End: Tuesday, April 11, 2017, 12:20 p.m.
Location: 319 McGregory Hall

Speaker: Gaurav Ragtah '13, Yelp

Abstract: An intro to how biases creep into machine learning, and why we should be cautious. Followed by tech industry insights -- what CS looks like in school vs startups vs big companies, some unintuitive keys to success, thoughts on grad school, and what product management is.

Bio: Gaurav Ragtah is a product manager at Yelp, and has previously led mission-critical projects at Google Nest, Lithium Klout, and LinkedIn SlideShare. He did his undergrad at Colgate (Computer Science '13), and recently finished his Master's at Columbia, focused on Machine Learning and Natural Language Processing. Gaurav loves working on AI side projects, enjoys reading up on sociology and linguistics, speaks four languages natively, and occasionally performs south asian fusion music.