Berk Birand

Founder and CEO at FeroLabs

Abstract: Decarbonization without Deindustrialization

FeroLabs CEO and founder Berk Birand will discuss how white-box machine learning can help achieve green (and more profitable) steel by optimizing plants in real time.


Berk is the CEO of Fero Labs, an industrial process optimization software company based in New York. He is passionate about helping large industrial companies advance their digital transformation goals using explainable machine learning.

Birand holds a PhD in electrical engineering and computer science from Columbia University. His academic research focused on optimizing wireless and optical networks with efficient cross-layer algorithms. He developed scheduling algorithms for optimizing cellular base stations in 5G networks and has several patents in IoT systems for resilient fibre-optic networks.