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The Science and Engineering Development Program (SEDP) is excited to announce the second BNL2 (Building Networks & Leaders at Brookhaven National Laboratory) Summit at Stony Brook University. This 1 and ½ day event is a result of the 2021 SEDP project team proposals to increase inter-directorate collaboration, build networks, meet new people, and increase interactivities, as well as have a greater shared understanding of research happening at Brookhaven Lab.

The theme of this year's event is Artificial Intelligence where we will discuss topics around the use of machine learning and artificial intelligence in a large variety of applications, ethics and trust in data models, and future ideas and possibilities in A.I. The event will include Keynote Speakers and Subject Matter Experts from Brookhaven National Laboratory.

Summit Speakers

  • Opening Keynote:
    • Kerstin Kleese Van Dam, Director, Computational Science Initiative, “What A.I. is and is not”
  • Lightning Talks:
    • Pavlos Kollias, Joint Appointment, Environmental and Climate Sciences Department, “Observing Atmospheric Systems Using A.I.”
    • Dan Forino, Division Manager, Integrated Facility Management, “Operations Optimization”
    • Phillip Maffettone, Assistant Computational Scientist, Data Science and Systems Integration Program, National Synchrotron Light Source II, “Self-driving beamlines: AI accelerated science at NSLS-II”
    • Line Pouchard, Center for Data Driven Discove, Computational Science Initiative, “Ethics in A.I. and Trust in Data/Models”
  • Senior Leadership Panel
    • John Hill, Director, National Synchrotron Light Source II & Deputy Associate Laboratory Director for Energy & Photon Sciences, National Synchrotron Light Source II
    • David Asner, Director Advanced Technology Research Office
    • Tom Daniels, Associate Laboratory Director, Facilities and Operations
    • Susan McKeon, Associate Laboratory Director, Business Services Directorate
    • Martin Schoonen, Associate Laboratory Director, Environment, Biology, Nuclear Science & Nonproliferation
  • Reception Keynote:
    • Kevin Yager, Group Leader, Electronic Nanomaterials, Center for Functional Nanomaterials “Future of Autonomous Science”


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Important Dates

February 1, 2023 General registration opens
March 3, 2023 Registration closes
February 20, 2023 Additional non-U.S. citizens registration deadline for all participants who do not have an active appointment with Brookhaven Lab

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