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   IEEE COMPSAC(IEEE Computer Society Signature Conference on Computers, Software and Applications)的三个大教授来访问。其中:
    - Sorel Reisman:IEEE COMPSAC 常务委员会的现任主席;
    - 张可昭教授:IEEE COMPSAC 常务委员会的前任主席;
    - Iqbal Ahamed:IEEE COMPSAC 指导委员会的现任主席。
   他们将在下周一(3月19日)上午10点在彭康楼学术报告厅做讲座。
    
讲座一:
Title:MERLOT - The International Gateway for Finding Open Educational Resources

Abstract:
In an era of Open Educational Resources (OER), open source software (OSS), and Open Access (OA) publications, MERLOT, the Multimedia Educational Resource for Learning and Online Teaching, stands out as the longstanding, favored digital gateway for instructors seeking all manner of open resources for their teaching and research. The MERLOT community, which celebrated its 20th anniversary in 2017, consists of more than 150,000 registered members who have built a collection of almost 80,000 freely available, curated, multidisciplinary learning materials. With more than one million website visitors annually, MERLOT is the preferred international resource for discovering online teaching and learning materials. This presentation will discuss the concept of openness, including the use and reuse of learning objects, the new user interfaces and features in MERLOT (released in March, 2018), and will focus on MERLOT’s ‘Smart Search’ integrated in 1) MERLOT own repository search, 2) direct search to more than a dozen popular digital libraries, and 3) pre-customized, profile-based WWW searches. There will be a focus on MERLOT’s recently added discipline communities of Information Technology and Computer Science, endorsed by the IEEE Computer Society and the IEEE Education Society.

Bio:
Sorel Reisman, recipient of the IEEE Computer Society 2018 Richard E. Merwin Award for Distinguished Service, is professor of information systems in the Department of Information Systems and Decision Sciences at California State University, Fullerton, Reisman is Managing Director of the international higher education, educational technology consortium, MERLOT (Multimedia Educational Resource for Learning and Online Teaching) at the California State University Office of the Chancellor.
Reisman has presented/published more than 120 articles including the books Multimedia Computing: Preparing for the 21st Century, and Electronic Learning Communities – Current Issues and Best Practices.  He continues to write and review articles and columns for ITPro and Computer magazines, and speaks internationally about his career-long passion on the use of technology for teaching computing.
In 2011 Reisman established the IEEE-CS’s Special Technical Communities (STCs) for which he received the IEEE-CS Outstanding Contribution Award.
Reisman is Chair of the Standing Committee of the IEEE-CS signature COMPSAC conference, a Computer Society Golden Core member, member of Eta Kappa Nu, an elected member-at-large of the IEEE Publications, Services, and Products Board (PSPB), member of the IEEE Xplore Platform Guidance Committee, the IEEE Conference Publications Committee, and the Strategic Planning Committee of the IEEE Technical Activities Board.  He has also been a member of the Education Activities Board, and was editor-in-chief of the IEEE eLearning Library.
Reisman served as the IEEE-CS Vice President of Publications in 2008-2009, and IEEE-CS Vice President of Electronic Products and Services in 2006-2007. Prior to his executive committee positions, he chaired and served on many IEEE-CS committees as member-at-large of the IEEE-CS Publications Board, chair of the Magazines Operations Committee, founding member of the Computer Society Digital Library (CSDL) Committee, and chair of the Web Development Committee.  He was an editorial board member of IEEE Software magazine, a founding editorial board member of IEEE Multimedia magazine, and IEEE IT Professional on which he is currently Advisory Board Chair.
Reisman received his EE degree, MA, and PhD in Computer Applications from the University of Toronto and was appointed a Fulbright Specialist in 2014.

讲座二:
Title:Situation Analytics - At the Dwan of an Emerging Software Engineering Paradigm

Abstract:
A new software engineering paradigm has been quietly emerging while most researchers may not have noticed it. In this talk I will first briefly software engineering as a profession to celebrate its 50th anniversary. I will then discuss the prevalent notions of context-awareness and situation-awareness in the sensor-laden Internet of Things (IoT) era. Based on such observations and discussions, I will explain what I mean by the emerging software engineering paradigm with a reference to the classical notion of scientific evolution by Thomas Kuhn, based on situation analytics in support of the human-always-in-the-loop computer services. Examples drawn from some of the recent pilot projects and existing practices in the marketplace will be used to illustrate the philosophy, the technical challenges and the prospects of such an emerging software engineering paradigm.
Short Biography of Professor Carl K. Chang, Iowa State University, USA

Bio:
Carl K. Chang is Professor of Computer Science, Professor of Human-Computer Interaction and Director of the Software Engineering Laboratory at Iowa State University. He also holds a courtesy appointment as Chair Professor at his alma mater the National Central University, Taiwan. He received a PhD in computer science from Northwestern University in 1982, and worked for GTE Automatic Electric and Bell Laboratories before joining the University of Illinois at Chicago in 1984. He joined Iowa State University in 2002 as Department Chair of Computer Science, and completed three terms (2002-2013) as its chairman. His research interests include requirements engineering, net-centric computing, situational software engineering and smart aging. Chang is the 2004 President of the IEEE Computer Society. Previously he served as the Editor-in-Chief for IEEE Software (1991-94). He has received the Computer Society’s Meritorious Service Award, Outstanding Contribution Award, the Golden Core recognition, and the IEEE Third Millennium Medal. In 2006 he received the prestigious Marin Drinov Medal from the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, and was recognized by IBM with the IBM Faculty Award in 2006, 2007 and 2009. From 2007-2010 he served as the Editor-in-Chief of IEEE Computer, the flagship publication of the IEEE Computer Society. He is the 2012 recipient of the Richard E. Merwin Medal from the IEEE Computer Society. More recently he was elected the 2014 Distinguished Alumnus by the National Central University in Taiwan, and received the 2014 Overseas Outstanding Contribution Award from China Computer Federation. He served as the Chair for the Standing Committee for IEEE COMPSAC from 2006-2015, the Signature Conference of IEEE Computer Society, and has been serving as the Steering Committee Chair since 2017 for the IEEE World Congress on Services consisting of seven co-located premier IEEE international conferences including IEEE ICWS, IEEE SCC, IEEE CLOUD, IEEE ICIOT, IEEE EDGE, IEEE BigData and IEEE ICCC. Chang is a Life Fellow of IEEE, a Fellow of AAAS, and a member of the European Academy of Sciences.

讲座三:
Title:   Towards Digital Health: Affective mHealth projects

Abstract:
Affective computing is that branch of computing which deals with the study of emotions. The study of human emotions which includes identifying, construing and simulating them makes the core concept behind affective computing. Affective computing deals with developing such machine or computer which is not only able to recognize, interpret and process emotions but also able to make decisions according to the situation. mHealth (mobile phone based healthcare) is a reality as portable devices (cell phones, smart phones, or PDAs), sensors, and RFIDs have become a part of our everyday lives. In Ubicomp lab, we have been using affective computing in mHealth projects. In the first project, we use facial expression and energy expenditure of a person to classify a person’s affective state by continuously recording accelerometer data for energy and camera image for facial expression. In the second   project,  we design, develop and evaluate a mobile-based intervention designed with the aim of teaching social skills to children with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASDs). We also aim to study the anxiety pattern of children with ASDs during a social interaction intervention.  In the third project, we validate the idea of using smart phone cameras for pain assessment of breast cancer patients in a developing country.  In this talk, we discuss affective computing in the above mHealth projects.

Bio
Sheikh Iqbal Ahamed is a professor of Computer Science and director of Ubicomp lab (www.mscs.mu.edu/~ubicomp)  at Marquette University, USA. He is a senior member of the IEEE, ACM, and the IEEE Computer Society. He completed his Ph.D. in Computer Science from Arizona State University, USA in 2003. His research interests include  mHealth,  security and privacy in pervasive computing, affective computing, middleware for ubiquitous/pervasive computing. Currently, he has over 1 million dollar research grants in mHealth area and mobile/pervasive computing area. He has a number of collaborative mHealth projects with the researchers of different universities and non-profit organizations in USA. He has international mHealth projects in Bangladesh, Nepal, Taiwan and China. He has published 100+ peer reviewed journal, conference and workshop papers.  He has received twelve best paper/posters awards in last five years. One of them was selected the best from 325 submitted papers. Dr. Ahamed serves regularly on international conference program committees in software engineering and pervasive computing such as COMPSAC 13, COMPSAC 12,  PERCOM 08, and SAC 08. He is the Workshops Chair of COMPSAC 2009 and COMPSAC 2010. Currently, he is the Steering Committee Chair of COMPSAC 2018. He was General Chair of COMPSAC 2015. He was the Program Chair  of COMPSAC 2011. He was the Program Co-Chair of WPS 2009 and SPTSA 10.  He has been serving as the Steering Chair of  COMPSAC since 2015. He is the Guest Editor of Computer Communications Journal, Elsevier. Here is a link of one of his high impact mHealth projects: http://www.marquette.edu/research/documents/discover-2011-mobile-md.pdf. Dr. Ahamed can be contacted at  sheikh.ahamed@mu.edu; http://www.mscs.mu.edu/~iq. 


讲座时间:2018年3月19日(周一)上午10:00
讲座地点:彭康楼学术报告厅