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Research Staff Member at IBM Research
Almaden Research Center, San Jose, CA USA



Dr. Ban Kawas is the AI Scientific Lead in the Science to Solutions Group & the Technical Lead for the Consortium for Sequencing the Food Supply Chain. Her research interests lie in the areas of AI, Machine Learning, and Decision-Making Under-Uncertainty, with a focus on feature/representation learning, robust optimization, and deep reinforcement learning. Dr. Kawas is leveraging her expertise to analyze genomics and metagenomics data for the development of novel representations of biological samples, and the design of outlier/anomaly detection systems for food-safety.