TITLE: Qualitative Reasoning in Artificial Intelligence — bridging the gap between machine learning and human reasoning ABSTRACT: A fundamental difference between the way conventional methods of Artificial Intelligence […]
Raffaele De Amicis is an Associate Professor, at the School of Electrical Engineering & Computer Science at Oregon State University. He received his Ph.D. in Design and Methods of Industrial Engineering at the Faculty of Engineering, University of Bologna, Italy. From 1999 to 2003, he was a research fellow at the Fraunhofer Institute for Computer Graphics in Darmstadt, Germany and senior researcher at the Technical University of Darmstadt. Before arriving at Oregon State University, he was the Managing Director of GraphiTech, Center for Advanced Computer Graphics Technologies in Trento, Italy, where he was recognized for leadership in science, technology, and innovation. Dr. De Amicis’ research focuses on the possibilities provided by Mixed Reality technologies in the area of design, creativity, and analytics. He has managed and delivered complex research projects, applied immature technologies, and mitigate associated risks. He has been the PI of several multidisciplinary projects contracted or funded by the European Commission, the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, governmental agencies and industry with an overall budget of 47 million Euros. As Vice-President of the Board of Directors at GraphicsMedia.net, Dr. De Amicis has developed strong competencies in how to build and manage successful multinational organizations. In this context, he has established strong linkages to diverse Academic and Research Institutes, both at the national and international level. During his career, he has developed strong academic outreach and collaborations with leading universities, industry, and community partners.
Veljko Pejović is an assistant professor of computer science at the University of Ljubljana, Slovenia. His interests include mobile computing, HCI, resource-efficient computing, and the interaction of technology and society. His work on modelling user movement and communication behaviour from mobile call records won the 2013 Orange D4D Challenge, while his work on interruptibility modelling resulted in the best paper nomination at the ACM UbiComp'14 conference.
Besides the talk, Veljko also visited HICUP Lab where we showed Veljko all the new cool tech gadgets and ongoing research projects.