Sunday, January 15, 2012
8:30 - 10:00
Dr. Diane Cook
Huie-Rogers Chair Professor in the School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at Washington State University
Dr. Diane Cook is a Huie-Rogers Chair Professor in the School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at Washington State University. She received her B.S. from Wheaton College in 1985 and her M.S. and Ph.D. from the University of Illinois in 1987 and 1990,
respectively. Her areas of interest include artificial intelligence, machine learning, parallel algorithms, and smart environments. Dr. Cook is the head of the CASAS smart home project at Washington State University. Her research has received over $16 million in
support from federal and industrial funding including NSF, NIH, DARPA, NASA, USAF, NRL, and industrial sponsors. Her work is published in over 320 papers and in three books including a book on Smart Environments published by Wiley in 2004.
Dr. Cook is the recipient of an NSF Research Initiation Award and an NSF Career Award, was elected an IEEE Fellow, and has received numerous research and teaching awards. She serves on the editorial board for six international journals and has organized 15 international conferences.
Smart Homes: Artificial Intelligence in the Home and Beyond
Advances in the fields of pervasive computing and sensor networks have made the dream of smart environments a reality. However, smart homes are still complex systems that only experts can install, manage, and use. This talk describes the CASAS "smart home in a box" system that we are designing at Washington State University. Using artificial intelligence techniques we have designed a smart home that can be easily installed, that recognizes activities and builds behavioral models with no training, and that can be used to monitor health, to promote energy efficiency, and to automate control. The technologies will be highlighted with examples from our testbed smart homes that are found on campus, in private homes, and in assisted care apartments.
Monday, January 16, 2012
19:00 - 20:00
Chang Yeong Kim
Executive vice president, Samsung Fellow, and director of the Future IT Research Center at Samsung Electronics, Samsung Advanced Institute of Technology (SAlT).
Chang Yeong Kim is a senior vice president, Samsung Fellow, and director of the Future IT Research Center at Samsung Electronics, Samsung Advanced Institute of Technology (SAlT). He received a PhD in control engineering for a color consistency model based on human visual perception from the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, Daejeon, Korea in 1996.
His research has focused on display, color image processing, 3D video processing, and the 3D user interface. He pioneered the development of color display technologies for both analog and digital televisions. Other innovations include a high-quality image processing technique for the Digital Natural Image Engine, Samsung's integrated image processor for digital television, and Low-Power Image Reproduction Technology and Ambient Light Adaptive Image Visibility Enhancement Technology, which resulted in improved display visibility under high ambient-light condition. As an author on more than 100 publications, he presented an invited paper at EI 2006, and gave a keynote talk at AIC 2007. He also participated in standardization activities such as MPEG-4, MPEG-7 MPEG-21, MPEG Audio, MPEG-V, and MPEG 3DGC.
He is an Honorary Member of IS&T. In 2010, he received the Distinguished Paper Award at the SID International Symposium. He also has been the recipient of many recognitions from Samsung Electronics including the Samsung Chairman's Technology Award Gold Prizes (1989, 2003, and 2006); the President's Commendation for Achievement in the Industry (2006); and the Samsung CEO's Commendation Gold Award (2009).