Dr. Shilpa Balan is a professor in the Department of Information Systems at California State University-Los Angeles. Dr. Balan is very passionate about Data Analytics and Machine Learning, and has teaching and research interests in Business Intelligence, Machine Learning and Healthcare Informatics. Dr. Balan has co-authored a book titled ‘Business Intelligence in Healthcare with IBM Watson Analytics’, that was published in September 2017. Dr. Balan is a recipient of several research and teaching awards as well as research grants from California State University, Los Angeles and Microsoft Azure. Dr. Balan has provided talks and presentations on data analytics and machine learning at several major conferences and events.