IEEE Seminar

23 April 2018 @ 16:00 – 17:00
Room 418, Macleod Building
Macleod Bldg
2356 Main Mall, Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z4
Speaker: Professor Vincenzo Piuri, IEEE Fellow

IUniversità degli Studi di Milano, Italy

Title: Computational Intelligence Technologies for Ambient Intelligence

When: Monday, April 23, 2018, 4 pm to 5 pm

Where: Room 418, MacLeod Building (MCLD)

The University of British Columbia

2356 Main Mall, Vancouver, BC, V6T 1Z4

The event is open to public.

Abstract: Adaptability and advanced services for ambient intelligence require an intelligent technological support for understanding the current needs and the desires of users in the interactions with the environment for their daily use, as well as for understanding the current status of the environment also in complex situations. This infrastructure constitutes an essential base for smart living. Computational intelligence can provide additional flexible techniques for designing and implementing monitoring and control systems, which can be configured from behavioral examples or by mimicking approximate reasoning processes to achieve adaptable systems. This talk will analyze the opportunities offered by computational intelligence to support the realization of adaptable operations and intelligent services for smart living in an ambient intelligent infrastructure.

Speaker’s Biography: Vincenzo Piuri received his Ph.D. in computer engineering at Politecnico di Milano, Italy (1989). He is a Full Professor in computer engineering at the Università degli Studi di Milano, Italy (since 2000). He has been Associate Professor at Politecnico di Milano, Italy and Visiting Professor at the University of Texas at Austin and at George Mason University, USA. His main research interests are: intelligent systems, signal and image processing, machine learning, pattern analysis and recognition, theory and industrial applications of neural networks, biometrics, intelligent measurement systems, industrial applications, fault tolerance, digital processing architectures, and cloud computing infrastructures. Original results have been published in more than 400 papers in international journals, proceedings of international conferences, books, and book chapters. He is Fellow of the IEEE, Distinguished Scientist of ACM, and Senior Member of INNS. He has been IEEE Vice President for Technical Activities (2015), IEEE Director, President of the IEEE Computational Intelligence Society, Vice President for Education of the IEEE Biometrics Council, Vice President for Publications of the IEEE Instrumentation and Measurement Society and the IEEE Systems Council, and Vice President for Membership of the IEEE Computational Intelligence Society. He is Editor-in-Chief of the IEEE Systems Journal (2013-19), and Associate Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Computers and the IEEE Transactions on Cloud Computing, and has been Associate Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Neural Networks and the IEEE Transactions on Instrumentation and Measurement. He received the IEEE Instrumentation and Measurement Society Technical Award (2002). He is Honorary Professor at Obuda University, Budapest, Hungary, Guangdong University of Petrochemical Technology, China, Muroran Institute of Technology, Japan, and the Amity University, India.

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This seminar is co-sponsored by IEEE Vancouver Section Chapters, including:
IEEE Joint Aerospace & Electromagnetics Chapter
IEEE Joint Communications Chapter
IEEE Joint CS/RA/SMC Chapter
IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Chapter
IEEE Joint Power and Energy Chapter
IEEE Power Electronics Chapter

IEEE Solid-State Circuits and Technologies Joint Chapter