The following talks were presented as part of the Computing[MTU] Showcase.

Keynote Speaker: Dianne Marsh, Director of Content Security, Netflix, April 5, 11:15 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Keynote Speaker: Phil Bourne, Dean, School of Data Science, University of Virginia, April 5, 12:30-1:45 p.m.

Keynote Speaker: Dianne Marsh, Netflix

Dianne Marsh

About Dianne Marsh: Dianne Marsh earned a B.S. in Computer Science at Michigan Tech in 1986, starting her career in 1987 as a software engineer for LECO Corp. She then worked for various automotive software suppliers before returning to Tech to earn her M.S. in Computer Science in 1992. Upon completion, she joined a startup, Computational Biosciences, in Ann Arbor, Mich., where she put her distributed systems expertise to work. In 2000, she co-founded SRT Solutions, a company focused on custom software to help clients, including start-ups and Fortune 100 companies, deliver products using current technologies. She led that company for 13 years and was an organizer for CodeMash, a software development conference in Sandusky, OH. Annually from 2007 to 2012, her firm was awarded the Ann Arbor Business Review Fast Track Award. It was also named to the Michigan 50 Companies to Watch in 2011, and to the INC 5000 Fastest Growing Companies in 2012. Dianne and her family moved to California in 2013, where she joined Netflix as the Director of Engineering for Engineering Tools, serving in that role for five years. Dianne is currently the Director of Device and Content Security at Netflix. Her team ensures that Netflix customers have a great user experience while protecting the IP rights of Netflix’s studio partners.
While in Michigan, Dianne was active in several professional software community groups, including Ann Arbor SPARK, the Ann Arbor Java User Group, and the Michigan Python User Group. She was president of the Ann Arbor Computer Society from 2002 to 2004 and served on the board of the Ann Arbor Hands on Museum. Since joining Netflix, she has spoken at many conferences, including OSCON, Strange Loop, We RISE Atlanta, QCon, and JavaOne. Dianne co-authored a book, Atomic Scala, with Bruce Eckel, which is targeted at beginning Scala developers.
As a Michigan Tech student, she joined the Society of Women Engineers; as a graduate student she organized a student-led instruction and study group for which she earned an Outstanding Graduate Student Award. She remains involved as a volunteer mentor for Tech first-year computer science students and for the Summer Youth Program's Women in Computing program. Dianne has participated in the Michigan Celebration of Women in Computing as well as the Grace Hopper Conference. In recognition of her significant career accomplishments, Dianne was inducted into Michigan Tech’s Presidential Council of Alumnae in 2008.

Keynote Speaker: Phil Bourne, University of Virginia

Phil Bourne

Philip Bourne, PhD, FACMI, is the Stephenson Founding Dean of the School of Data Science, Professor of Data Science Biomedical Engineering at the University of Virginia. Prior to that he was the Associate Director for Data Science (ADDS; aka Chief Data Scientist) for the US National Institutes of Health (NIH) and a senior investigator at the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI). In his role as ADDS, he led the trans-NIH US $110M per year Big Data to Knowledge (BD2K) research initiative and contributed to data policies and infrastructure aimed at accelerating biomedical discovery. Examples include establishing the NIH Commons support for data and software citation and establishing preprints as a supported form of research.
Prior to joining NIH, Dr. Bourne was Associate Vice Chancellor for Innovation and Industry Alliances in the Office of Research Affairs and a Professor in the School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences at the University of California San Diego (UCSD). Dr. Bourne is a past president of the International Society for Computational Biology; an elected fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), the International Society for Computational Biology (ISCB), the American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA), and the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE). He has published over 350 papers and 5 books, garnering over 60,000 citations, and he co-founded four companies. Awards include the Jim Gray Award eScience Award and the Benjamin Franklin Award.
His current research focuses on data science methods applied to systems pharmacology structural bioinformatics and scholarly communication. He has a strong interest in helping the next generation through the Ten Simple Rules series of professional development articles, and in his work as dean of one of the few data science schools worldwide, where new models of higher education are being emphasized.