How AI is Transforming Our Lives


AI is having an immense impact on our lives in all sectors. In this session we will explore how AI is transforming our lives, how we can develop the necessary skills to position ourselves for this change and how can we benefit from it. 



Dr Mariam Kiran

-Computer Research Scientist at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory,
Berkeley, California.
-Research Lead and Principal Investigator for Self-driving Networks

Dr. Kiran is a Computer Scientist in the Scientific Networking Division, at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley California. She currently leads the AI for networking research group building solutions for operational network research and engineering problems. She received her Ph.D. and MSc (Eng) in Computer Science from the University of Sheffield, UK, in 2011, 2009, respectively. Before joining the lab in 2016, Kiran worked at Universities of Sheffield, Leeds, Oxford, and University College London, with collaborations with European industries such as SAP, ATOS, and BT. Her research explores machine learning and decentralized optimization for wide area networks, wireless, and Cloud infrastructures, needed for building 'self-driving networks'. She also helped develop FLAME, an open-source agent-based platform, currently used worldwide for complexity research. Her notable awards include the Royal Society Scientist in Westminster in 2015, the 2017 U.S. DOE Early Career Award, and ACM's N2Women Rising Stars in Networking Award in 2021. She is an active member of ACM and a Senior Member of IEEE communities.