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Dean Saby Mitra + Dr. Damon Woodard:What Every CEO Needs to Know About Artificial Intelligence & Analytics

  • 09-Jun-2021
  • 7:30 AM - 9:00 AM
  • Sarasota Yacht Club + Virtual Livestream

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Dean Saby Mitra + Dr. Damon Woodard:
What Every CEO Needs to Know About Artificial Intelligence & Analytics


Saby Mitra is the Dean of the Warrington College of Business at the University of Florida. As dean, Saby is responsible for the strategy, administration, budgets and operations of the undergraduate Heavener School of Business, the Hough Graduate School of Business, and the Fisher School of Accounting. Prior to his deanship, Saby spent 27 years of his academic career at the Scheller College of Business at Georgia Tech. He was senior associate dean of faculty from 2019-2020 and senior associate dean of programs from 2015-2019. Prior to his role as senior associate dean, Saby was the faculty director of Executive MBA programs at Georgia Tech. Saby also has extensive experience in leading corporate programs at the intersection of business and technology for several companies including Bank of America, Coca Cola, SunTrust Bank, ABInBev and the Society for Cable TV Engineers, among others. 

Saby’s research and teaching focuses on information systems, business analytics, electronic commerce, information security and IT governance. His research has been published or forthcoming in top business school journals such as Management Science, Information Systems Research, MIS Quarterly, Journal of Marketing, Organization Science, Journal of MIS, INFORMS Journal on Computing, IEEE Transactions, and Journal of Operations Management, among others. He has served as Senior Editor and Associate Editor for Information Systems Research, the premier journal in his academic discipline. He has also served on the program committees for several premier academic conferences. Saby obtained his PhD in Business Administration (Management Science) from the University of Iowa and his Bachelor Technology degree in Mechanical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur.


Dr. Woodard currently serves as the Director of AI Partnerships for the University of Florida’s Artificial Intelligence Initiative. He is currently an Associate Professor within the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department and a member of the Florida Institute for Cybersecurity (FICS) He is an Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Senior Member, an Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) Senior Member, a National Academy of Science Kavli Frontiers Fellow, and a member of the Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence (AAAI). Dr. Woodard received his Ph.D. in Computer Science and Engineering from the University of Notre Dame, his M.E. in Computer Science and Engineering from Penn State University, and his B.S. in Computer Science and Computer Information Systems from Tulane University.

Before becoming a faculty member, Dr. Woodard was a Director of Central Intelligence postdoctoral fellow. He has conducted research and taught courses on artificial intelligence, applied machine learning, computer vision, and natural language processing. His current research projects include authorship attribution (stylometry) / computational behavioral analytics via text analytics and natural language processing, image analysis / machine learning based hardware assurance (hardware trojan detection, PCB bill of materials), and adversarial machine learning (DeepFake detection).

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