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  • MHI Emerging Trends Seminar Series

    Wed, Apr 26, 2017 @ 10:00 AM - 11:30 PM

    Ming Hsieh Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars

    Speaker: Kai Hwang, Professor, Ming Hsieh Department of Electrical Engineering

    Talk Title: Big-Data Analytics for Cloud Computing in Cognitive Applications

    Series: Emerging Trends

    Abstract: In this talk, Dr. Hwang will address the effective use of big-data analytics on smart clouds, social networks, intelligent robots, and IoT platforms. He will assess machine/deep learning models and available software tools to advance the cognitive service industry represented by Google, Microsoft, Apple, Facebook, Baidu, IBM, Huawei, etc. The ultimate goal is to achieve enhanced agility, mobility, security, and scalability of public clouds, IoT platforms, and social-media networks.

    His talk will assess current AI programs and brain projects pursued by high-tech companies, including Google X-Lab, TensorFlow, DeepMind AlphaGo, Nvidia Digits 5 for using GPU in deep learning, IBM neuromorphic computer, and CAS/ICT Camericon project, etc. Some hidden R/D opportunities are revealed for building smart machines, delivery drones, self-driving cars, blockchains, AR/VR gears, etc. Extended cognitive applications will be discussed for 5G health-care, disease detection, emotion control, and social media community services.

    Biography: Kai Hwang is a Professor of EE/CS at the Univ. of Southern California. He received his Ph.D. from UC Berkeley. He has published extensively in computer architecture, parallel processing, cloud computing, and network security. His latest two books are entitled: Cloud Computing for Machine Learning and Cognitive Applications (The MIT Press, April 2017) and Big Data Analytics for Cloud/IoT and Cognitive Computing (Wiley, U.K, May 2017).

    An IEEE Life Fellow, he received the very first CFC Outstanding Achievement Award in 2004 and the Lifetime Achievement Award from IEEE Cloud2012 for his pioneering work in parallel computing and distributed systems. Four of his graduated Ph.D. students were elected as IEEE Fellows and one an IBM Fellow. He has delivered dozens of keynote or distinguished lectures in international Conferences or Research Centers. Dr. Hwang has performed consulting work with IBM, MIT Lincoln Lab, the Chinese Academy of Sciences, and INRIA in France. He can be reached via his Email at USC: kaihwang@usc.edu

    Host: Shri Narayanan

    Location: Hughes Aircraft Electrical Engineering Center (EEB) - 132

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Cathy Huang


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