Fields-CQAM Public Lectures: Ali Ghodsi, University of Waterloo
What is missing from common practice in machine learning?
AI, and machine learning in particular, is enjoying its golden age. Machine learning has changed the face of the world over the past two decades but we are still a long way from achieving a general artificial intelligence. In this talk, I will discuss a couple of elements that I believe are missing from common practice in machine learning, including incorporating causality and creating a new framework for unsupervised learning.
Ali Ghodsi is a Professor in the Department of Statistics and Actuarial Science at the University of Waterloo. His research involves statistical machine-learning methods. Ghodsi’s research spans a variety of areas in computational statistics. He studies theoretical frameworks and develops new machine learning algorithms for analyzing large-scale data sets, with applications to bioinformatics, data mining, pattern recognition, robotics, computer vision, and sequential decision making.
THURSDAY, JUNE 20TH, 2019.
6:00 PM – 7:00 PM.
7:00 PM – 8:00 PM.
HEALTH SCIENCE BUILDING, RM. 1301 (LOCATED ON THE GROUND FLOOR), CARLETON UNIVERSITY.
FREE ADMISSION FOR THIS PUBLIC LECTURE.
PLEASE REGISTER HERE.
|8:30 am – 9:00 am||Registration|
|9:00 am – 9:15 am||Opening Remarks||Rafik Goubran||Carleton University|
|9:15 am – 10:00 am||Keynote Presentation:
Data Mining and Machine Learning for Authorship and Malware Analyses
|Benjamin C. M. Fung
|10:00 am – 10:30 am||Break|
|10:30 am – 11:45 am||Cybersecurity: Top 5 class imbalance ML challenges and data sets
|Class Imbalance in Fraud Detection
|MindBridge Analytics Inc.|
|Handling class imbalance in natural language processing
|IMRSV Data Labs|
|11:45 am – 12:45 pm||Lunch|
|12:30 pm – 2:10 pm||Adaptive learning with class imbalanced streams
|Herna L. Viktor
|University of Ottawa|
|Radar-based fall monitoring using deep learning
|Privacy-preserving data augmentation in medical text analysis
|National Research Council|
|Failure modelling of a propulsion subsystem: unsupervised and semi-supervised approaches to anomaly detection
|Julio J. Valdés
|National Research Council|
|2:10 pm – 2:25 pm||Break|
|2:25 pm – 3:40 pm||TBD||Reddy Nellipudi||DB Schenker|
|AuditMap.ai: Hierarchical Sentence Classification in Unstructured Audit Reports
|Deep Learning techniques for unsupervised anomaly detection
|RANK Software Inc.|
|3:40 pm – 3:50 pm||Closing Remarks|
Antennas for Autonomous Vehicles:
What You Need to Know!
and reliable positioning recently became a critical property of autonomous
vehicles like drones, driverless cars and more. Tallysman Wireless will explain
why the GNSS antenna is the most important component for accurate positioning
and will present the challenges of selecting the appropriate GNSS antenna for
diverse types of autonomous vehicles. Multiple properties of a GNSS antenna
like its phase center variation, ability to reject interferences or multipath
and sensibility to its environment will be analysed and guide lines will be
Refreshments will be served!
Location: 4359 Mackenzie Building, Carleton University.
Time: 6:00 – 7:00 PM
Date: July 17th , 2019
Hautcoeur received the M.Sc. degree in radio communication systems and
electronics from the Ecole Polytechnique of the University of Nantes, Nantes,
France, in 2007 and the Ph.D. degree in signal processing and
telecommunications from the Institute of Electronics and Telecommunications of
Rennes 1, Rennes, France, in 2011. In 2011, he was involved in postdoctoral
training at the University of Quebec in Outaouais (UQO), Gatineau, QC, Canada.
His research field was optically transparent antenna systems for telecommunications.
Since 2014 he works at Tallysman Wireless in Ottawa, Canada and specialized in
the design of high performance GNSS antennas and associated electronics.
Over 250 million people in the world are blind or visually impaired. But 75% of visual impairment can be treated or entirely prevented if detected early, monitored effectively, and treated promptly. Various retinal imaging instruments have been developed to assist the screening, diagnosing and monitoring of vision critical eye diseases. These instruments range from traditional ophthalmoscope to digital fundus camera; from ocular tomography (OCT) to laser scanning ophthalmoscope. In this presentation the speaker will attempt to explain the principle of retinal imaging; give an overview on the advances in retinal imaging; and discuss the opportunities for innovation in vision care and retinal imaging.
Dr Kexing Liu is the president and CEO of OcuXcel Corporation, a technology company based in Kanata, Ontario, dedicated to providing advanced technology solutions and developing new products from a global tech workforce for ophthalmology and vision health. Kexing received his Ph.D. degree from University of Manchester (UMIST), UK. One of his first professional and technology contribution was in pioneering the integration and qualification of GPS navigation technology into the on-board flight management systems for civil aviation as a project leader at CMC Electronique, Montreal. Later he joined a start-up called Cambrian Systems Corporation, Kanata, He was one of the the principal architects for the world’s first metro DWDM system product – OPTera (OM5K) at Cambrian. The company was later acquired by Nortel Networks. The OM5K as an extremely profitable line of product has generated over US$3 billion revenue for Nortel (now Ciena) since the acquisition. Later on, Kexing had an opportunity to serve as the principal of Mira Connections, a consulting business helping medical device companies on systems engineering and management issues. Most recently Kexing has architected multispectral digital ophthalmoscope for retinal health screening. Kexing has published more than 30 scientific papers on fiber optics and photonics. He is inventor/co-inventor for 17 granted patents ranging from photonics, optical communications systems, control systems engineering, and ophthalmology instruments. Kexing is a senior member of IEEE and is currently serving as the chair of an IEEE Canada committee responsible for outreach.
This event is organized by IEEE WIE and sponsored by IEEE Photonics Society – Ottawa Section!!Kexing
- IEEE WIE Members: FREE
- IEEE Members: 10 CAD
- Non-members: 12 CAD