All sessions will be held at the Coordinated Science Laboratory.

Monday, September 12
8:00 – 9:00 a.m.Breakfast
9:00 – 9:10 a.m.Opening and Welcome
Melissa Cragin, Midwest Big Data Hub, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Lav Varshney, Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
9:10 – 9:50 a.m.Talk 1: The Flavor Network
Sebastian Ahnert, Royal Society University Research Fellow, Cavendish Laboratory, University of Cambridge
9:50 – 10:30 a.m.Talk 2: Structuring Recipe Data using Machine Learning, Knowledge Bases, and User Interaction Data
Gregory Druck, Head of Research, Yummly
10:30 – 10:50 a.m.Break
10:50 – 11:30 a.m.
Talk 3: Deep Learning and Connected Data that Drive Food Recommendations at

Nick Holzherr, CEO,
11:30 a.m. – 12:10 p.m.Talk 4: Drought Impacts to Water Footprints and Virtual Water Transfers of the Central Valley of California
Megan Konar, Assistant Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
12:15 – 2:00 p.m.Lunch
2:00 – 3:00 p.m.Submitted Talks
• N. Spirin, Low-Power Wide-Area Networks for Food Production Optimization
• N. Kshetry and L. R. Varshney, Foodsheds in Virtual Water Flow Networks: A Spectral Graph Theory Approach
• R. Gehlhar and A. Thomas, Analyzing Truffle Aroma Quickly
• J. Pagnutti, What Makes this Sweet: Preliminary Flavor Perception Models
• F. Calmon, A. Vempaty, A. Jagmohan, R. Goodwin, and K. Ratakonda, Computational Creativity: Using Data to Innovate in Cooking
• L. Chang and L. R. Varshney, World Culture of Food Texture Networks
3:00 – 3:40 p.m.Talk 5: Computational Gastronomy at Telefonica: From elBulliFoundation to FoodBridging
Pere Obrador, Open Innovation Program Manager, Telefónica R&D
3:40 – 4:20 p.m.
Talk 6: Reimagining agri-food systems at IBM Research
Robin Lougee, Research Staff Member, IBM Thomas J. Watson Research Center
4:20 - 5 p.m.Talk 7: Agricultural Analytics: A Multidisciplinary Perspective
Joshua Woodard, Assistant Professor, Agricultural Business and Finance, Cornell University
6:30 – 8:30 p.m.Dinner
Tuesday, September 13
8:00 – 9:00 a.m.Breakfast
9:00 – 9:40 a.m.Talk 8: Mapping a Global Food Nutrient Landscape
Stefan. M. Furrer and Michael Peters, Givaudan Flavors Corp.; and Cristian Bologa, Oleg Ursu, and Tudor Oprea, Translational Informatics, Department of Internal Medicine, University of New Mexico
9:40 – 10:20 a.m.Talk 9: Trusted Food Supply Chain Enabled by Blockchain
Krishna Ratakonda, IBM Fellow and CTO for Blockchain Solutions, IBM Thomas J. Watson Research Center
10:20 – 10:40 a.m.Break
10:40 – 11:20 a.m.Talk 10: Food Waste: Sights, smells and numbers from the trenches
Rajesh Karmani, Founder and Chief Impact Officer, Zero Percent
11:20 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.Talk 11: Sustainable Food Management: EPA goals, tools, and strategies for food waste measurement
Susan Vescovi, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
12:00 – 12:20 p.m.Wrap-Up
12:20 p.m.Lunch