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Speaker: Gail C. Murphy, University of British Columbia
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Bio: Gail C. Murphy is a Professor of Computer Science and Vice-President Research and Innovation at the University of British Columbia. She is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada and a Fellow of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), as well as co-founder of Tasktop Technologies Incorporated.
After completing her B.Sc. at the University of Alberta in 1987, she worked for five years as a software engineer in the Lower Mainland. She later pursued graduate studies in computer science at the University of Washington, earning first a M.Sc. (1994) and then a Ph.D. (1996) before joining UBC.
Dr. Murphy’s research focuses on improving the productivity of software developers and knowledge workers by providing the necessary tools to identify, manage and coordinate the information that matters most for their work. She also maintains an active research group with post-doctoral and graduate students.

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Speaker: Grace Lewis, Carnegie Mellon University
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Bio: Grace Lewis is a principal researcher and lead of the Tactical and AI-enabled Systems (TAS) initiative at the Software Engineering Institute at Carnegie Mellon University. Lewis is the principal investigator for the “Automating Mismatch Detection and Testing in ML Systems” and “Predicting Inference Degradation in Production ML Systems. Grace’s current areas of expertise and interest include software engineering for AI/ML systems, edge computing, software architecture (in particular the development of software architecture practices for systems that integrate emerging technologies), and software engineering in society. Grace received a Ph.D. in Computer Science from Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. She is also very active in the IEEE Computer Society, currently serving as VP for Technical and Conference Activities (T&C) and a member of the Board of Governors.

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Speaker: Steven Jeromy Carriere, Datadog
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Bio: Steven Jeromy Carriere is Senior Vice President, Engineering at Datadog, where his teams build all of Datadog’s observability products, including cloud monitoring, log management, network monitoring, real user monitoring, application performance management, and continuous profiling. Prior to Datadog, Jeromy was an engineering director at Facebook, leading a team building a service management platform for Facebook’s private cloud; before that, he was at Google, where his teams built the Google Stackdriver product suite for monitoring, logging, and tracing as part of the Google Cloud Platform. A common theme in these roles is the application of the principles and practice of software architecture to better inform system design and operational quality. Jeromy previously played architect and management roles at eBay, Yahoo!, Vistaprint, Fidelity Investments, Microsoft, AOL, and the Software Engineering Institute, and co-founded Kinitos and Quack.com.