Upcoming Presenters

2020 – IEEE Denver Computer, Information Theory, and Robotics Society



Virtual Meeting

Joint Event

IEEE Colorado Springs Computer Society

IEEE Denver Computer, Information Theory, and Robotics Society – Technical Meeting

05 November 2020 @ 5:00 PM – 6:30 PM MT

          Denver IEEE Computer Society Guest Lecturer,

Dr. Trung T. Pham

Professor & Researcher

Cyberworx and Department of Computer Science of the United States Air Force Academy

Dr. holds a BS, MS, and PhD in Electrical & Computer Engineering from Rice University in Houston Texas. Dr Pham is a research engineer with over 20 years of experience in space industry, and a professor with over 15 years of experience.

Dr Pham is currently working for the Cyberworx and Department of Computer Science of the United States Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA. Previously Dr Pham has worked at NASA Johnson Space Center, the University of Houston, and the University of Talca. Dr Pham’s research interests include artificial intelligence, computational algorithms, cryptology, data mining, image processing, and system modeling. His most recent funded project is modeling of human memory where he found interest in quantum computing.

Dr. Trung is a Senior Member of the Institute of Electronic & Electrical Engineering and within the International Society of Automation. Dr Trung is an executive committee in the IEEE Pikes Peak Section and has previously served as the Vice Chair in Robotics for the IEEE Galveston Bay Section.

Presentation: Application for Quantum Memory

Abstract: This presentation will focus on developing a specific Application for Quantum Memory to hold data in a superimposing fashion so that an infinite amount of data can be stored without ever running out of memory space. The application is a concept in evolution, developed for storing digital images into the memory bank consisting of many quantum bits. Instead of using the traditional concept of data storage in a digital computer where a block of memory is used to store only one set of data and afterward this block is reserved so that no further storing is possible, this application proposes to use the same block of quantum memory to store new data repeatedly and indefinitely. Thus, algorithms for storing and retrieving data are developed, and numerical simulations are presented to demonstrates the work-ability of the concept.

Location: – Virtual – WebEx

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Cost: Free



Virtual Meeting

IEEE Denver Computer, Information Theory, and Robotics Society – Technical Meeting

 

12 November 2020 @ 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM MT

Denver IEEE Computer Society Guest Lecturer,

 

Dr. Ashwin Pingali (ABD)

Information Technology Engineer, Manager, and Expert Consultant

Chief Technology Officer for Aivante

 Ashwin Pingali has completed his PhD in Computer Science & Information Technology with the University of Colorado, Denver (All but Dissertation). An MBA in Operations, Information Systems and Marketing with the  Indian Institute of Management and a BS in Engineering Technology (Gold Medal Honors) with the Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University, Hyderabad India. Ashwin is currently working as the CTO for Aivante a health care fintech startup and Apps Consultants a company focused on bringing Big Data technologies into everyday business operations. Dr (ABD) Pangali Dissertation research on “How IT can change mental models to improve decision-making effectiveness” has lead him to curtail his theoretical academia pursuits for more applied research path. Ashwin’s current research focus and skills are in Artificial Intelligence, Deep Learning and Cognitive Computing, and his specialty is in bringing both graph based mathematical representations to healthcare expenditure contexts, creating probabilistic models of reasoning and using Big Data predictive technologies  to aid in the processing of large contextual graphs for actionable decision making.

Dr Panglai additionally consults with Dish Networks as a Data Scientist helping their budding Enterprise Data Science execute Predictive Modeling and Optimization projects in AdTech and Fraud Monitoring. Dr Pangali achievements at Dish Networks includes building a complex forecasting system to generate over 500,000 forecasts for improving yield management. Dr Pangali is currently working on Ad-Brain an initiative to embed AI into Ad capacity planning and pricing.

 

Presentation: Individual Entity Journeys, Aggregated Entity Journeys and Process Maps

An entity is a customer who interacts with an organization in several different ways that may be categorized as customer journey. Some customer journey examples include; a user phone call where one clicks on an option then gets transferred to a particular agent and then finally completes the call and a customer who may be browsing a website and then adds items to a cart and purchases something. This journey can be for any entity, not just a customer, but also for products, services, etc. For a company, to make decisions they cannot just look at each individual customer journey rather they need to look at the bigger picture and if necessary drill down to the individual customer journey. In this presentation, we will look at how to aggregate different entity journeys together to create what we call a process map. This way of combining gives us the actual process and derived from the data. We will look at examples of entity journeys and process journeys from the standpoint of a graph database. The major takeaways for audience will be how to look at events happening over time and the final outcome and how they relate to each other. Please come and join use for an outstanding presentation on cutting edge database technology. Please join us in learning more about Database theory and the real applications of cutting edge Database design.

Location: – Virtual – WebEx

Invited: IEEE members, guests, students, walk-ins are welcome.

Cost: Free



Virtual Meeting

IEEE Denver Computer, Information Theory, and Robotics Society – Technical Meeting

10 December 2020 @ 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM MT

Denver IEEE Computer Society Guest Lecturer,

Ms. Sherry Jones

Philosophy and Game Design Subject Matter Expert and Instructor

Rocky Mountain College of Art & Design and Co-Founder of Social Good Engine, LLC

Sherry Jones holds an advanced graduate certification in teaching writing from Johns Hopkins University and MH in philosophy from the University of Colorado Denver. She is a philosophy and game design subject matter expert and instructor at Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design. She also serves as the editor-in-chief of The Liminal: Interdisciplinary Journal of Technology in Education and as a steering committee board member of the International Game Developers Association (IGDA) Learning, Games, and Education. The U.S. Dept. of Education invited Ms. Jones to attend June 20, 2019 Summit on Education Blockchains to discuss policies on using blockchains to create digital identities and render educational data secure, accessible, and portable with zero-knowledge proofs.

Ms. Jones has published book chapters including exploring Nietzschean virtue ethics with the digital game, Life is Strange (upcoming 2019, ETC Press), and articles including “A Solution to OER Publication Resistance: Using Blockchain Technology to Protect Scholar Copyright” (2018, IJOER). Ms. Jones is the co-founder of Social Good Engine, LLC., an educational company that designs digital apps and games based on philosophical theories. Her current game-in-development is Elocutio, a 3D space-themed MMORPG that promotes evidence-based argumentation via Hegelian dialectic.

Presentation: Ethics in Programming and Computer Gaming

Abstract: Current code of ethics and professional conduct in programming, as recommended by the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), includes such ethical principles as avoid causing harm to users, respect users’ privacy, and fulfilling one’s social responsibilities. Although ACM’s code of ethics encourages programmers to operate in good faith and consider their responsibilities to a society or nation, the code does not address how programmers, bound by a company’s code of ethics while acting at the behest of the company’s corporate interests, should respond to ethical challenges that arise as companies expand across national borders, such as surveillance capitalism, cultural and moral relativism, or globalization and nationalism. This presentation will examine current ethical problems in the technology and the gaming industries and proposes a re-examination of ethics in programming by revisiting the moral philosophies of Foote, Nietzsche, Rachels, and other thinkers.

Location: – Virtual – WebEx

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