Meet our Speakers

Keynote Speaker: Kaitlin Thaney OR 2015 Keynote Speaker

Kaitlin Thaney is the director of the Mozilla Science Lab, an open science initiative of the Mozilla Foundation focused on innovation, best practice and skills training for research. Prior to Mozilla, Kaitlin served as the Manager of External Partnerships at Digital Science, a technology company that works to make research more efficient through better use of technology. Kaitlin also advises the UK government on infrastructure for data intensive science and business, serves as a Director for DataKind UK, and is the founding co-chair for the Strata Conference series in London on big data. Prior to Mozilla and Digitial Science, Kaitlin managed the science program at Creative Commons, worked with MIT and Microsoft, and wrote for the Boston Globe.  You can learn more about the Science Lab at mozillascience.org and follow Kaitlin online at @kaythaney.

 

Featured Speaker: Anurag Acharya OR 2015 Featured Speaker

Anurag Acharya is a Distinguished Engineer at Google. He is a co-creator of Google Scholar. Previously, he led the indexing group at Google. He has a Bachelors in Computer Science from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur and a PhD in Computer Science from Carnegie Mellon. Prior to joining Google, he was a post-doctoral researcher at the University of Maryland, College Park and an assistant professor at the University of California, Santa Barbara.