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All about machine learning and deep learning!

November 2, 2017 @ 5:00 pm - 6:45 pm PDT

Kick-starting the end of this year with some learning. We are happy to have you all join us for a talk on the “Basics of Machine Learning and Deep Learning.”


  • 5:00–5:30 Networking 
  • 5:30–5:45 About Women in Big Data [Presenter: Soumya Guptha]
  • 5:45-6:10 Basics of Machine Learning [Presenter: Meena Arunachalam]
  • 6:10–6:20 Break
  • 6:20–6:30 Deep Learning [Presenter: Meena Arunachalam]
  • 6:30–6:40 Tensor Flow Demo [Presenter: Kripa Sankaranarayanan]
  • 6:40–6:45 Q&A
Soumya Guptha, Intel Corporation

Soumya Guptha is a Marketing Manager at Intel leading strategic marketing efforts for System Simulation Solutions within Software & Services Group. Over her career span of 17 years at Intel she has been in leadership roles spanning product planning, product management, and software development, optimizing applications to run best on Intel platforms. Soumya is a founding members of the Women in Big Data. An  ambassador of Women in Data Science, she is passionate in helping women grow in their careers, and believes data analytics is the “next big thing,” with huge potential and an ocean of opportunities. Soumya has earned an M.S. in Computer Science from the Portland State University. She lives in Portland, Oregon with her husband and 2 girls and loves hiking in the beautiful gorge



Dr. Meena Arunachalam is a Principal Engineer in the Cloud Platforms Group in the Data Center Group Business at Intel Corp. Her current focus is on Cloud Architectures and she works closely with customers to bring current and future technologies to successfully launch into their Data centers. Her expertise includes computer architecture, Artificial Intelligence/Machine Learning/ Deep Learning segments, workload analyses and optimizations, cache and memory hierarchy tuning etc., and holistically study platform and customer usage cases and optimize performance efficiency. She has worked on many product generations of Xeon and Xeon Phi and published IEEE conference and Journal papers and two book chapters. Meena chaired the First AIM 2017 (Architectures for Intelligent Machines) IEEE Workshop in Sept 2017 in the areas of architecture and AI. She passionately advocates for a diverse and inclusive workforce in the Tech industry and is an active leader in organizations such as WiBD (Women in Big Data), WIN (Women at Intel), Mentoring circles etc., and recently was an invited Panelist on the popular Women Who Code Portland’s “Women in Engineering Leadership” with other Senior local Women leaders.


This event is free to all; please click here to RSVP and secure a seat.

For more information, contact:

Soumya Guptha

Bhakti Hinduja

Agata Gruza


November 2, 2017
5:00 pm - 6:45 pm PDT