Title: Awareness, aware system, and aware logic
Speaker: Qiangfu Zhao
Time: 9th August, 10:00-12:00am
Abstract: Awareness computing (AC) is a process for acquiring, distributing, and utilizing context information related to what happened in the past, what is happening now, and what will happen in the future, in an environment under concern. The main purpose of AC is to provide information in a timely manner so that a user (human or machine) can act or react proactively before something really happens. In this talk, I introduce some basic concepts related to AC, and describe methods for obtaining and interpreting aware systems. The key point is to define a three valued aware system model. Using this model, we can convert existing machine learners easily to aware systems, interpret, and extract rules for future use.
Keywords: Aware system, three-valued aware system, multilayer perceptron, decision tree, knowledge extraction, interpretation.
Qiangfu Zhao received the B.S. degree in Computer Science from Shandong University (Jinan, China) in 1982; the M. Eng. degree in Information Engineering from Toyohashi University of Technology (Toyohashi, Japan) in 1985; and D. Eng. degree in Electronic Engineering from Tohoku University (Sendai, Japan), in 1988. He was an associate professor from 1991 to 1993 at Beijing Institute of Technology; associate professor from 1993 to 1995 at Tohoku University (Japan); associate professor from 1995 to 1999 at the University of Aizu (Japan); and tenure full professor since 1999 at the University of Aizu. He is the head of System Intelligence Laboratory; Chair of the Computer Science Division; associate editor of IEEE Transactions on Cybernetics; associate editor of the International Journal of Machine Learning and Cybernetics (Springer); and associate editor of IEEE SMC Magazine. He is the co-chair of the Technical Committee on Awareness Computing in IEEE Systems, Man, and Cybernetics Society and the Task Force on Aware Computing in IEEE