R4R@Q Webinar Series - Bringing Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) into the Real World


Wednesday March 24, 2021
10:00 am - 11:00 am


Virtual Workshop
Event Category

The Vice-Principal Research Portfolio and Microsoft proudly presented Bringing Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) into the “Real World” using the Microsoft Azure Platform on March 24, 2021.

About this event:

Queen’s University is a member of the Microsoft Azure Dev Tools for Teaching program. This program provides researchers access to a small sampling of various software products available for purchase that can be used to manage large datasets. One such system is the Microsoft Azure AI/ML platform. In this session, Rahul Raina from Microsoft’s Data Science team will share AI/ML examples based on his recent collaboration with Microsoft Research in USA, UK and India Labs to assist in COVID-19 diagnosis with an emphasis on Private AI and Azure AI Platform.

Topics covered in this session include:

  • AI Overview
  • Azure Machine Learning
  • Cognitive Services
  • Demo: Private AI - COVID19 Image Classification of Lung X-ray images with Differential Privacy capabilities on Azure AI Platform powered by Azure Machine Learning and Cognitive Services


Rahul Raina 
Rahul Raina is a Senior Data Scientist at Microsoft Canada specializing in AI / Computer Vision,  Blockchain & Differential Privacy for Power & Utilities, Healthcare & Education and Retail & Financial Services verticals. Previously, Rahul has implemented AI, Blockchain, Big Data & Analytics technology solutions for firms such as Bank of America, Bell Canada, Deloitte and EY.

Rahul holds MSc and BSc in Computer Science from the University of Oxford, and the University of Toronto, respectively. He also holds MBA from York University's Schulich School of Business.

Questions? Please contact Andrea Hiltz ( ahiltz@queensu.ca)

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