Delaram Kahrobaei

Delaram Kahrobaei is a Professor at the City University of New York. She is also an Adjunct Professor of Computer Science at the New York University. Kahrobaei is an expert on Cybersecurity, Cryptography, Information Security, and Data Science.

She is a member of the Advisory Committee for the newly created CUNY Hub for Innovation and Entrepreneurship. Kahrobaei is on the faculty advisory board of the Data Science @CUNY and she is the founder of New York Women in Mathematics and Computing Network.

She is President and co-founder of Infoshield, Inc., a startup that works on storing information in encrypted form.

She is also Deputy Executive Officer at the MS program in Data Analysis and Visualization at CUNY Graduate Center.


Areas of Expertise: Cybersecurity, Cryptography, Information Security, Data Science

Location: New York, NY

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Phone: (212) 817-8205

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Charles Isbell

Charles Isbell is Senior Associate Dean and professor at Georgia Tech’s College of Computing and an expert in artificial intelligence. To let his bio explain:

Dr. Isbell’s research passion is artificial intelligence. In particular, he focuses on applying statistical machine learning to building autonomous agents that must live and interact with large numbers of other intelligent agents, some of whom may be human.

Lately, Dr. Isbell has turned his energies toward adaptive modeling, especially activity discovery (as distinct from activity recognition); scalable coordination; and development environments that support the rapid prototyping of adaptive agents. As a result he has begun developing adaptive programming languages, worrying about issues of software engineering, and trying to understand what it means to bring machine learning tools to non-expert authors, designers, and developers.

Senior Associate Dean at the College of Computing, Professor of Interactive Computing, Georgia Institute of Technology

Areas of Expertise: Artificial Intelligence, Interactive Computing, Software Engineering, Computer Programming Languages

Location: Atlanta, GA

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Phone: (404) 385-6491


Isbell speaking for the Beckman Center Distinctive Voices Series: Interactive Artificial Intelligence

Armando Fox

Armando Fox is a professor of computer science at the University of California Berkeley. His focus is on online education, and he co-designed and co-taught Berkeley’s first Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) on Engineering Software as a Service, which has certified more than 10,000 students.

Fox was honored as one of Scientific American’s “Top 50” researchers in 2003 for his work in software engineering and innovation, and was a keynote speaker for the 2013 Tapia Celebration of Diversity in Computing. In addition to his own personal blogging on the history of computing, cloud computing and software practice, Fox has appeared on WBUR’s On Point to discuss’s rocky rollout.

Professor of Computer Science at University of California, Berkeley

Areas of Expertise: Computer Engineering, Software, Cloud Computing, Computing and Society, Online Education, Computer Programming

Location: Berkeley, CA

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Neal Sales-Griffin

Neal Sales-Griffin is the co-founder and CEO of the Chicago-based tech company The Starter League, which trains young entrepreneurs in web design, development and coding.  According to Sales-Griffin, the goal of The Starter League is to “empower passionate people to learn software development, web design and user experience in order to solve meaningful problems through technology.” 

His work consulting start-ups and non-profits earned him a spot on 2013’s The Root 100 list honoring the top influencers of the year. He has discussed his entrepreneurial expertise with the business podcast Tasty Trade and is an enthusiastic advocate for technological innovation.


Co-founder and CEO of The Starter League

Areas of Expertise: Entrepreneurship, Start-Ups, Web Design & Coding, Technology Innovation

Location: Chicago, IL

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Featured on Tasty Trade: Bootstrapping with Neal Sales-Griffin of The Starter League

Featured on Tech Cocktail: Neal Sales-Griffin of The Starter League on Working Your Passion