The Impact of Artificial Intelligence in Pittsburgh and Beyond

Join us as a panel of local experts explore the promise of artificial intelligence and how it is shaping business, education and economics in Pittsburgh and beyond, in a way that is relevant to high school and college students and their parents. Attendance is free to the Shady Side Academy and Pittsburgh communities.

Please RSVP by Oct. 5 using the form below.

Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2018 • 5:30-8 p.m.
New location due to overwhelming response:
Hillman Center for Performing Arts

Shady Side Academy Senior School
423 Fox Chapel Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15238


5:30 p.m. - Optional Tour of McIlroy Center for Science and Innovation - Meet in Courtyard
6 p.m. - Registration and light refreshments - Hillman Center Lobby
6:30 p.m. - Panel and Q&A - Hillman Center Richard E. Rauh Theater
7:30 p.m. - Optional Tour of McIlroy Center for Science and Innovation - Meet in Courtyard


Dr. Tuomas Sandholm
Professor of Computer Science, Carnegie Mellon University
Shady Side Academy Parent
Learn more about Tuomas Sandholm

Dr. Shiv Rao ’97
Executive Vice President, UPMC Enterprises
Shady Side Academy Alumnus
Learn more about Shiv Rao

Eben Adams ’89
Vice President, Growth and Partnerships, LegalSifter
Shady Side Academy Alumnus and Parent
Learn more about Eben Adams

Dr. Katerina Fragkiadaki
Assistant Professor of Machine Learning, Carnegie Mellon University
Learn more about Katerina Fragkidaki


Ann Gibbons Scherlis
Author and Science Magazine Correspondent
Shady Side Academy Trustee and Past Parent


Host Committee

Ann Gibbons Scherlis, Co-Chair
SSA Trustee and Past Parent
Eben Adams '89, Co-Chair

SSA Alumnus and Parent
Debbie Demchak

SSA Trustee and Parent
Eugenia Friedlander
SSA Parent
Sophie Lau
SSA Senior School Head and Parent
Hannah Romoff
SSA Student
Dan Gilman '00
SSA Alumnus
Tim Derdenger
SSA Parent
Elena Hoffman
SSA Student
Michele Jegasothy
SSA Trustee and Parent
Wei Wu
SSA Parent