Institute for Insight
Dr. Klimka Szwaykowska Kasraie
Dr. Klimka Szwaykowska Kasraie completed her BS in Physics at California Institute of Technology in 2007 and received her PhD in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology in 2013, with a minor in Math. Her thesis focused on uncertainty in model-based navigation of autonomous underwater vehicles. From there, she worked as a postdoc research fellow at the US Naval Research Lab, studying the effects of noise and delay on collective motions of swarms of autonomous vehicles. Her interest in robotics and autonomous systems eventually led her to machine learning and AI. She is currently working as a Data Scientist at RentPath, a position she has held since 2016. Her projects have included building models to forecast customer churn, helping to build an improved recommendation engine on the RentPath websites and email marketing campaigns, and improving sorting of listings on the website. Her interests include deep learning, time series forecasting, and complex systems analysis.
Dr. Péter Molnár
Dr. Péter Molnár received his doctoral degree in theoretical physics from the University of Stuttgart, Germany and a master’s degree in physics from the Augusta Georgia University, Göttingen, Germany. As Senior Data Scientist at Amazon he is leading data science efforts for the subsidiary Fabric.com in fulfillment center operations, supply chain, marketing, and customer experience. His academic research in social agent systems, collaborative systems, and distributed sensor-fusion has received funding from federal and state agencies. He taught courses in artificial intelligence, machine learning, robotics, and computer vision on the graduate and undergraduate level.