About our Speakers:
Dr. Drew Lipman
Drew Lipman is the Lead Data Scientist at Hypergiant, a guiding light for Fortune 500 companies in the increasingly data driven darkness. Dr. Lipman has a doctorate in discrete mathematics focusing on how to transform difficult algebraic geometric problems into easy to compute graph theory parameters. His recent work includes building a machine intelligent mixologist for TGI Fridays and predicting the coefficient of friction for a Formula 1 racing team.
GP Gopalakrishnan is a member of Texas Instruments’ Technical staff and is chief technical leader for the company's Sensing business unit. GP is responsible for defining innovative next generation solutions to solve the growing need for electronic systems to sense and act upon environmental stimulation such as temperature, humidity, air quality, or electro-chemical signatures. He played a key role in bringing the industry’s first USB Type-C protection family to market and holds a BS ECE, from Anna University.
Don Hicks, Ph.D.
Dr. Don Hicks has been a professor of political economy and public policy at UT Dallas since 1975. His research and consulting activities have been focused on technology innovation and processes of emerging technologies and industries. He represents the university in US Ignite, an NSF-initiated effort to promote the design, development, demonstration and deployment of advanced network applications.