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Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning are the topics of a lecture 10 a.m. to noon Friday, May 21, as part of the new Data Analytics Certificate Program Speaker Series at Youngstown State University.
The lecture features Quentin Fisher, founder and chief technology officer of Health Care Analytics, whose cloud technologies and digital solutions for close to a quarter century across more than 90 clients are now accessible to everyone.

The event is via Zoom. Register online. 

Fisher previously held vice president- and partner-level positions with CSC (now DXC) and HCL, where he has led Global Business Analytics Services for manufacturing and public service industries. He has a long history in consulting delivery and operations where he’s managed consulting business portfolios of $100 million and 600 consultants across the globe. Originally from Canada, where he earned an Industrial Engineering degree from the University of Manitoba, Fisher currently lives in Northeast Ohio.

The lecture will include examples of how AI and Machine Learning are being used to impact operations, will explore the differences between analytics, Big Data, AI and data visualization, and will examine how these technologies can enable organizations to predict events and increase operational efficiency.

For more information, contact Ou Hu, the Paul J. Thomas Endowed Chair and Professor in Economics at YSU, at [email protected].

A year ago, YSU introduced new certificate programs in Data Analytics aimed at helping graduates improve and broaden their job prospects. The new certificates on both the undergraduate and graduate levels are composed of three courses – Data Management, Data Visualization and Predictive Modeling.