Panel Session

Monday, Oct. 12
5 - 6:30 p.m.

"Is Artificial Intelligence (AI) our future?"

In this exciting 90 minutes, leading academic and industry experts detail how AI will affect Industrial and Systems Engineering, discussing current trends, applications and the future, along with how and why the ISE profession should take advantage of this exciting opportunity to shape the future by being at the forefront of driving AI’s application throughout various sectors of the economy. This moderated session will include ample time for audience Q&A and interaction with our expert panelists, and prizes will be awarded for audience participation.

Session Moderator: James Swisher, President of Hawkeye Business Solutions, Quality-Driven & Customer-Focused Executive Leader

Session Co-facilitator: Sushil Shetty, Global Continuous Improvement Manager for Entegris

Session Co-facilitator: Michael Testani, Director of Industrial Outreach for Binghamton University


  • Dr. Marouane Kessentini, Associate Professor of Computer and Information Science at the University of Michigan-Dearborn
  • Dr. Michael Pyrcz, Associate Professor in the Department of Petroleum and Geosystems Engineering, and the Department of Geological Sciences and Bureau of Economic Geology, Jackson School of Geosciences, at the University of Texas
  • Dr. Boyi Hu, Assistant professor of Industrial and Systems Engineering at the University of Florida
  • Jeffrey A. Baetz, IBM Industry CTO / Industrial Market for Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Deep Learning, IBM Data Science Elite
  • Dr. Andrei Popa, Reservoir Management Consultant within the Upstream Capability, Reservoir Management Framework team at Chevron Corporation