Skyler Speakman

Overview

Skyler Speakman

Title

Senior Research Scientist

Location

IBM Research - Africa Nairobi, Kenya

Bio

Skyler uses Machine Learning and Data Science to impact peoples' lives across the continent of Africa.  He is a first line manager of the AI Sciences team at IBM Research Africa (Kenya lab) and co-sub-theme lead for Fairness & Bias within Trustworthy AI.

The team contributes to Trustworthy AI topics such bias, explainability, causality, and robustness.  More specifically, the team approaches these problems from the perspective of detecting anomalous subsets of data. 

Skyler received a Ph.D. from Carnegie Mellon University.  He was a founding member of the Event & Pattern Detection Lab.  Before CMU he earned master degrees in Mathematics and Statistics from the University of Kentucky.  He lives in Nairobi, Kenya with his wife and three children.

Publications

Patents

Projects

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FairDerma

Robustness and Fairness Evaluation in Dermatology
  • Fairness, Accountability, Transparency
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Deep Scanner

A tale of adversarial attacks & out-of-distribution detection stories in the activation space
  • Adversarial Robustness and Privacy

Top collaborators

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William Ogallo

William Ogallo

Manager, Staff Research Scientist, and TA to Jianying Hu, IBM Fellow and Director, HCLS Research