Marshall Dean Geoff Garrett spoke with data scientists Kimon Drakopoulos and Vishal Gupta, two assistant professors of data sciences and operations at the Marshall School, who collaborated to develop advanced AI algorithms to help the Greek government admit tourists over the summer.
The latest Dean's Dialogue took place Friday, Nov. 13, 2020.
"At business schools, the role of data and analytics and now AI has become more and more important," Garrett said at the beginning of the discussion. "This isn't going to be a nerdy talk about how data science works. It's about how data science can help solve the most pressing problems today."
The three discussed how "Project Eva" used machine learning to help guide which tourists should receive scarce coronavirus tests based not on physical symptoms, but rather predictive metrics. The result were impressive and the project is ongoing.