Challenges of computing with words in decision making

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Online lecture with Dr. Rosa Rodriguez: Challenges of computing with words in decision making The concept of computing usually implies calculation processes either by mathematical means of numbers and symbols or by a computer. Computing processes done by humans employ mostly words in computing and reasoning, arriving at results linguistically expressed from linguistic premises. Computing with words applies the same view to their computing processes aiming at obtaining linguistic outcomes from linguistic inputs. Because words have fuzzy denotations when they are used by human beings, the paradigm of Computing with Words (CW) is a branch of Zadeh’s fuzzy logic. Decision makers are expected to assess numerically their preferences. The complexity of decision problems implies uncertainty that can be modelled using linguistic information, mainly based on fuzzy based linguistic approaches. However, these approaches only allow the elicitation of simple assessments composed by either one label or a modifier with a label. The necessity of more complex linguistic expressions to interpret decision makers’ knowledge has led to extensions of classical approaches that allow the construction of expressions and elicitation of preferences in a way closer to human cognitive processes. This talk will provide an overview of the broadest fuzzy linguistic approaches used for CW in decision making and some challenges that future proposals should achieve to improve complex linguistic modelling in decision making. More Information: https://events.vtools.ieee.org/m/237108 SPEAKER Rosa Rodríguez received the M.Sc. (2008) and Ph.D. (2013) degrees in Computer Sciences from the University of Jaén, Spain. From 2013 to 2014 she held a postdoc position with Vienna University of Technology (Austria). She currently undertakes a fellowship with the University of Jaén (Spain). Rosa has published 40 papers in journals indexed in JCR, 22 of them in Q1. Her h-index is 18 with 2790 citations (WoS). She is in the top 1% of cited authors in Computer Sciences. She received the IEEE Transactions on Fuzzy Systems Outstanding Paper Award in 2012. Rosa has collaborated on 14 research projects. She is Editorial assistant in International Journal of Computational Intelligence Systems and Associate Editor in International Journal of Fuzzy Systems. Rosa’s research interests are in intelligent systems and computer sciences. Her research interests relate to decision support systems, data analysis and simulations, knowledge discovery and data mining. VENUE Zoom event: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89231343242?pwd=b3FOV3cvOVY0ak4xWC91dURYWUoxUT09 Meeting ID: 892 3134 3242 Passcode: 788292

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Precision medicine, positioning satellites and turbo-charging the internet – all printed on a chip the size of your fingernail

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We already use photonic technologies every day, our smartphones, the LED lights in our houses and particularly the internet are all powered by photonics. However, photonics is also crucial for precision sensing ranging from detecting single molecules that may help diagnose and treat diseases all the way to guiding self-driving cars, rockets, and satellites traveling at 11,000km/h.  My team is working on all of these applications and particularly exploring how really complex and high precision optical systems can be integrated onto a micro-chip size of your fingernail with the potential cost of only a few dollars. Integrated photonic technology is surprisingly adaptable and yet scalable to mass manufacture. In this lecture, I will show how this technology is also accessible to even quite small companies, right here in Australia and I will share my vision of building a technology manufacturing base to advance our position as global leaders not just in science and technology but also industrial commercialisation. Speaker Biography Dist. Prof. Arnan Mitchell - School of Engineering, RMIT University Arnan Mitchell is a Distinguished Professor in the School of Engineering at RMIT University, Director of the RMIT Micro Nano Research Facility (MNRF), and leads the Integrated Photonics and Applications Centre (InPAC). He is a highly multidisciplinary researcher working in micro-chip technologies combining light, sound, fluids, and electronics with applications spanning radar systems for defense, high-speed fiber-optic communications, and point of care diagnostic systems for biomedicine. He is enthusiastic about translating technology into the hands of end-users and has dedicated much of his career to building and training diverse teams and comprehensive micro and nanotechnology infrastructure to enable breakthrough discoveries to achieve real-world impact. Zoom meeting https://deakin.zoom.us/j/91917752843?pwd=b1ZwTEZ2azFkT3VaL1Zxd1BLeU9QUT09 Meeting ID: 919 1775 2843 Password: 481572 One tap mobile +61731853730,,91917752843# Australia +61861193900,,91917752843# Australia Meeting ID: 919 1775 2843 Find your local number: https://deakin.zoom.us/u/aRsWxPAio Join by SIP 91917752843@zoomcrc.com Join by Skype for Business https://deakin.zoom.us/skype/91917752843

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Panel Discussion on Engineering Job Market

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IEEE Student Branch at the University of Melbourne, Women in Engineering at Victoria Section and University of Melbourne Affinity Group are pleased to co-host a virtual panel discussion on the topic, “Engineering jobs at risk and in trend during the next 5 years” on 3rd September (Thursday) from 4.30 - 5.30 PM AEST. In the COVID-19 pandemic crisis, this panel discussion is our share of effort to support the class of 2020 in analyzing the engineering job trends and the job market in a comprehensive way. The speakers will discuss the impact of COVID-19 on engineering jobs and also highlight the job market trends post-pandemic during the next five years in the industry. This event is moderated by Jillian Kenny, the superstar of STEM who is a Lecturer at the University of Melbourne and Co-founder of Power of Engineering and Machinam. Julie Boulton, Kelly Power, Roxanna Partow, and Dakshinee Kodi are our esteemed panelists with a decade of work experience from diverse domains of the engineering industry. Please refer to the flyer for more information. Register here:  https://bit.ly/2Ea3OwV Location: The Zoom link will be emailed to the registered participants closer to the event.   

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Analog Photonic Systems: Features & Techniques to Optimize Performance

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by Ed Ackerman, Photonic Systems Inc., USA Both the scientific and the defense communities wish to receive and process information occupying ever-wider portions of the electromagnetic spectrum. This can often create an analog-to-digital conversion “bottleneck”. Analog photonic channelization, linearization, and frequency conversion systems can be designed to alleviate this bottleneck. This presentation will highlight the advantages and other features of analog photonic systems (including some specific systems that the author has constructed and tested) and will review and explain multiple techniques for optimizing their performance. Registration: https://events.vtools.ieee.org/m/238729 (Zoom link will be sent out one day before the event)   More Information: Enn Vinnal, (e.vinnal@ieee.org) IEEE Vic. Antenna & Propagation / Microwave Theory & Techniques Chapter 

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Effective Science Communication

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In this digital era, merely having the ability to research and discovering is not enough, if not coupled with effective communication skills. Even the brilliant research is wasted if no one knows it has been done or if the target audience is unable to understand it. Moreover, one of the top sought skills in a resume is effective communication skills. Join us for an online session on Wednesday, 16th September 2020 from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. where we will have Dr. Jenny Martin who will provide advice on effective communication for researchers. She will share some specific tips on writing and speaking about research for non-scientific audiences and how to utilise social media effectively. Registration Link: https://effective_science_communication.eventbrite.com.au    

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Moving to a two-sided energy market

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Supply and demand are becoming increasingly variable and uncertain, consumers are increasingly generators as well as consumers of electricity and responsive to price or other market signals. This, alongside the ever-increasing data and information, flows that come with digitalisation, presents an opportunity to explore a fit-for-purpose market framework for the national electricity market (NEM). The biggest opportunity from this energy transition is the development of a two-sided market. Registration: Members and visitors are welcome, RSVP at https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/moving-to-a-two-sided-energy-market-tickets-117871160815

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When Video Streaming and Active Queue Management Collides

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With video traffic accounting for more than 60% of the global downstream Internet traffic in 2019, video streaming represents a significant portion of inbound traffic to the home environment. Recently, the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) has standardised three Active Queue Management (AQM) schemes – PIE (RFC8033), CoDel (RFC8289) and FQ-CoDel (RFC8290). These schemes are being progressively deployed at the last-mile Internet Service Providers’ (ISP) end-points and home gateways to counteract bufferbloat and will likely impact consumer video streams. This talk presents the benefits of the emerging AQM schemes in broadband networks and their impact on video streaming traffic and an experimentally validated technique that has been proposed for improving streaming performance in typical consumer home broadband environments. Speaker: Dr. Jonathan Kua   More Information: https://events.vtools.ieee.org/tego_/event/manage/238565 This event is organized by IEEE Victorian ComSoc Chapter

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How to manage consensus processes for large scale group decisions

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IEEE online lecture with Prof. Luis Martinez: How to manage consensus processes for large scale group decisions Consensus reaching processes (CRPs) provide solutions acceptable to all the experts participating in group decision problems, they are demanded in many real-life contexts. Given the variety of existing approaches to support consensus reaching processes, this talk considers two main objectives. Firstly, it revises and introduces a taxonomy that provides an overview and categorization of some existing consensus models for group decision making problems defined in a fuzzy context, taking into account the main features of each model. Secondly it discusses the performance of classical CRP models within contexts with a large number of decision makers, such as e-market places and social networks. This lecture will focus on some new requirements to the solution of consensus-based group decision making problems, such as Consensus metrics for analysing performance of consensus reaching processes Comprehensive minimum cost consensus reaching processes Increase of convergence of the consensus process keeping decision makers sovereign Monitoring tools to evaluate easily the evolution of the consensus process. For more information: https://events.vtools.ieee.org/m/237111 SPEAKER Luis Martinez is Full Professor of Computer Science with the University of Jaén (Spain). He is a well-established research leader in the ICT field and recognized as highly cited researcher in the field. His current research interests are in fuzzy decision making, linguistic preference modelling, fuzzy systems, decision support systems, computing with words and recommender systems. He has been main researcher in 16 R&D projects. He is an IEEE Senior Member and member of the European Society for Fuzzy Logic and Technology. Luis is Co-Editor in Chief of the International Journal of Computational Intelligence Systems and an Associated Editor of IEEE Transactions on Fuzzy Systems, Knowledge-Based Systems, Information Fusion, the International Journal of Fuzzy Systems, Journal of Intelligent & Fuzzy Systems, Applied Artificial Intelligence, Journal of Fuzzy Mathematics. He received the IEEE Transactions on Fuzzy Systems Outstanding Paper Award in 2008 and 2012. Luis was a Visiting Professor in University of Technology Sydney, University of Portsmouth (UK). He has been appointed as Highly Cited Researcher in 2017, 2018 and 2019 in Computer Science according to the Web of Science. VENUE Zoom event: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89953030668?pwd=SWpPdFZ2S3hQeS9EQml5Y0EyVXJhQT09 Meeting ID: 899 5303 0668 Passcode: 299200

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Personalised Epileptic Seizure Forecasting

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IEEE EMBS Distinguished Lecture by Prof David Grayden Epilepsy is a common and serious neurological disorder, characterised by recurrent seizures, affecting over 60 million people worldwide. The inherent unpredictability of seizures is a significant factor contributing to the risk of injury, psychosocial disability, and mortality. In these cases, the quality of life impairment compares unfavourably with other chronic illnesses such as hypertension, diabetes or heart disease, and the uncertainty of seizure occurrence is a major component of this impairment. New methods for epilepsy treatments, therapy titration and seizure forecasting are desperately needed. Artificial intelligence technologies offer opportunities to automatically detect and even forecast epileptic seizures, which may allow new management strategies and pre-emptive therapies for seizure control that will increase patient safety and quality of life. Registration:  https://events.vtools.ieee.org/m/239446   A Zoom link will be sent out one day before the event. For any further information contact: IEEE EMBS Chapter (Paul.Junor@gmail.com)  

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More Than Privacy: Applying Differential Privacy in Key Areas of Artificial Intelligence

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By Professor Wanlei Zhou - School of Computer Science, University of Technology Sydney, Australia Artificial Intelligence (AI) has attracted a great deal of attention in recent years. However, alongside all its advancements, problems have also emerged, such as privacy violations, security issues and model fairness, etc. For example, adversarial samples can fool machine learning models, leading to incorrect results; Multi-agent systems may receive false information from malicious agents. As a result, many researchers have been exploring new and existing security and privacy tools to tackle these new emerging problems, and differential privacy is one of these tools. The key idea of differential privacy is to introduce calibrated randomization to the aggregate output, leading to several attractive properties, including Preserving privacy, Stability, Security, Fairness, and Composition, that can benefit some AI algorithms. In this talk, we show that differential privacy can do more than just privacy preservation. It can also be used to improve security, stabilize learning, build fair models, and impose composition in selected areas of AI. With a focus on regular machine learning, distributed machine learning, deep learning, and multi-agent systems, the purpose of this talk is to deliver a new view on many possibilities for improving AI performance with differential privacy techniques. Most of the content of this talk is based on the following papers: https://www.computer.org/csdl/journal/tk/5555/01/09158374/1m1eAPbg4JW https://ieeexplore.ieee.org/document/8685696 https://www.computer.org/csdl/journal/tk/5555/01/09117188/1kGfwTyLZbq https://ieeexplore.ieee.org/stamp/stamp.jsp?tp=&arnumber=9167262 Biography Professor Wanlei Zhou is currently the Head of the School of Computer Science at the University of Technology Sydney (UTS), Australia. He received the B.Eng and M.Eng degrees from Harbin Institute of Technology, Harbin, China in 1982 and 1984, respectively, and the Ph.D. degree from The Australian National University, Canberra, Australia, in 1991, all in Computer Science and Engineering. He also received a DSc degree (a higher Doctorate degree) from Deakin University in 2002. Before joining UTS, Professor Zhou held the positions of Alfred Deakin Professor, Chair of Information Technology, and Associate Dean (International Research Engagement) of Faculty of Science, Engineering and Built Environment, Deakin University. Professor Zhou has been the Head of the School of Information Technology twice (Jan 2002-Apr 2006 and Jan 2009-Jan 2015) and Associate Dean of the Faculty of Science and Technology in Deakin University (May 2006-Dec 2008). Professor Zhou also served as a lecturer in the University of Electronic Science and Technology of China, a system programmer in HP at Massachusetts, USA; a lecturer in Monash University, Melbourne, Australia; and a lecturer in the National University of Singapore, Singapore. His research interests include security and privacy, parallel and distributed systems, and e-learning. Professor Zhou has published more than 400 papers in refereed international journals and refereed international conferences proceedings, including many articles in IEEE transactions and journals. Zoom meeting Meeting link: https://deakin.zoom.us/j/91751668822?pwd=WVAyc2VseURNQkw4VzdSQWZtZnprQT09 Phone one-tap: Australia: +61861193900,,91751668822#<tel:+61861193900,,91751668822> Meeting ID: 917 5166 8822  Passcode: 707836 Skype for Business (Lync)  https://deakin.zoom.us/skype/91751668822

IEEE Global Humanitarian Technology Conference (GHTC) Student Poster Competition

The deadline for submitting an abstract for the IEEE Global Humanitarian Technology Conference (GHTC) Student Poster Competition is October 2, 2020. Students are invited to send ideas or designs for developing projects/products supporting the Key focus areas of GHTC 2020 including (but are not limited to): Affordable & Clean Energy Agriculture & Food Security Clean Water & Sanitation Connectivity & Communication in Support of Development Good Health and Well Being Disaster Mitigation, Preparedness, Response & Recovery Quality Education Other Related United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. Action plans are now in place to support a Hybrid Conference (combining both physical and virtual participation) should the impact of COVID-19 prevent some presenters and delegates travelling to attend the conference.   Contest:  https://ieeeghtc.org/2020/ghtc-2020-student-poster-contest/     For additional information please contact Mostafa Mortezaie: mortezaie@ieee.org Download event flyer: IEEE Flyer_Student_Poster_GHTC-2020  

IEEE CITISIA 2020 conference

Charles Sturt University Sydney Campus

The “Conference on Innovative Technologies in Intelligent Systems & Industrial Applications” (CITISIA) is a student conference that aims to provide students of higher learning institutions with a platform for presenting their own projects. It is also a measure of recognition of students’ professional and technical achievements – by industries and international organizations such as IEEE. This conference is designed to facilitate exchanges of ideas through communication, networking, and learning from others, for students and IEEE Chapters in terms of greater collaboration. Email : chandana@ieee-citisia.org / prabhakar@ieee-citisia.org Download PDF: CITISIA 2020