Dr. Radinsky shall speak at the 2013 EmTech Conference on Emerging Technologies (http://www2.technologyreview.com/emtech/13/ ).
“Over the years, we’ve had success in choosing women and men whose innovations and companies have been profoundly influential on the direction of human affairs,” said editor in chief and publisher Jason Pontin. “Previous winners include Larry Page and Sergey Brin, the cofounders of Google; Mark Zuckerberg, the cofounder of Facebook; Jonathan Ive, the chief designer of Apple; and David Karp, the creator of Tumblr. We’re proud of our selections and the variety of achievements they celebrate, and we’re proud to add Kira to this prestigious list.”
Dr. Radinsky is passionate about predictive data mining, the construction of algorithms that leverage web knowledge and dynamics to predict future events. Her research at the Technion (advised by Prof. Shaul Markovitch) and work at Microsoft Research has produced predictive algorithms that enable early warning of globally impactful events (e.g. riots or diseases) by spotting clues in past and present news reports. She is the CTO and cofounder of SalesPredict, where she is pioneering predictive analytics solutions aimed to increase the effectiveness of sales conversation, transforming the way companies do business. Dr. Radinsky remains involved in research activities including: publishing her work, organizing workshops and tutorials, and speaking at the world's leading data mining conferences, WWW, SIGIR, AAAI and WSDM among others.