CARTA Fall 2021 IAB Meeting Agenda

Center for Accelerated Real Time Analytics (CARTA)
Industrial Advisory Board (IAB) Meeting

University of Miami
University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC)
North Carolina State University (NCSU)
Rutgers University – New Brunswick

December 2, 2021

Hosted by the University of Miami as a virtual meeting, 12:00 – 5:00 PM ET


12:00 – 12:20 pm – Welcome & Meeting Overview

  • Welcome – Prof. Mitsunori Ogihara, Meeting host
  • State of CARTA – Prof. Dimitris Metaxas, Center Director

12:20 – 12:40 pm – NSF Overview

  • Dr. Behrooz Shirazi, NSF IUCRC Program Director
  • Dr. Ann C. Von Lehmen, Program Director

12:40 – 12:50 – New Site Proposal:  Arizona State University, Prof. Fengbo Ren

12:50 – 1:40 pm – Site Updates & New Proposals

  • UMBC – Status by UMBC Site Director, Prof. Karuna Joshi
  • Rutgers, New Brunswick – Status by Rutgers Site Director, Prof. Dimitris Metaxas
  • NC State – Status by NCSU Site Director, Prof. Rada Chirkova
  • University of Miami – Status by Miami Site Director, Prof. Mitsunori Ogihara
    • Proposal:  Music-induced Brain Activities – Combining Naturalistic Music Listening, Neuroelectric Recordings, and Machine Learning for Conscience State Detection, Prof. Andrew Dykstra
    • Proposal:  Genotype-aware Consumer Product Recommendation System, Prof. Vanessa Aguiar-Pulido
    • Proposal:  Cyber-Physical Security Analytics, Dr. Steve Dennis

1:40 – 2:10 pm – Project Lightning Updates

Each project will have 2 minutes for a student researcher to present key highlights of their project, specifically 1) the most important methodological problem the project seeks to address; and 2) the most important thing that has been learned about that problem.   We ask that you hold your questions for the poster session that will follow the updates.  Each project will have a breakout room where researchers will be available to answer your questions in detail with posters illustrating their progress. 

  • UMBC
    • Taking the Thunder Out of Zeus, Dr. Charles Nicholas (PI), Maksim Eren (Student)
    • Automatic Legal Document Analytics and Blockchain Smart Contracts, Dr. Karuna Joshi, Dae-young Leroy Kim (Student)
    • Blockchain for Supply Chain Asset Management and Data Security, Prof. Yaacov Yesha, Yusen Wu, Lawrence Sebald (Students)
    • Multi-Domain Attack Detection for Cybersecurity, Dr. Aryya Gangopadhyay, Oluwagbemiga Nelson Ajayi (Student)
    • Evaluating and Eliminating Bias in AI for Medical Imaging, Prof. David Chapman, Sourajit Saha, Nishanjan Ravin (Students)
    • Towards The Classification PA Chest Radiographs as Normal or Abnormal, Prof. David Chapman, Sumeet Menon (Student)
    • Progressive Neural Nets for Emulator Training of Climate Model Sub-grid Scale Physics Parametrization, Prof. Milt Halem, Qingyuan Zheng (Student)
  •  Rutgers
    • Cardiac Analytics: Dyssynchrony and CRT Outcomes, Prof. Dimitris Metaxas (PI), Qi Chang, Meng Ye (Students)
    • Histopathology Image Analysis based on Deep Learning, Prof. Dimitris Metaxas (PI), Hui Qu, Ananya Jana (Students)
    • Prediction of Liver Fibrosis Score, Progression and Clinical Deterioration using Multi-Modality Data, Prof. Dimitris Metaxas (PI), Ananya Jana, Hui Qu (Students)
    • Predicting Prognostic Factors and Outcomes of COVID-19 Patients using Machine Learning Methods, Prof. Dimitris Metaxas (PI), Ananya Jana (Students)
  • NC State
    • Real-time Monitoring the Evolution of the Web, Dr. Alexandros Kapravelos (PI), Igibek Koishybayev, Aleksandr Nahapetyan, Nikolaos Pantelaios, Shaown Sarker, Junhua Su (Students)

2:10 – 2:45 pm – Poster session (breakout rooms)

To join a breakout session, please click the “Breakout Sessions” item on your Webex menu, hover over “Join Breakout Session” in the dropdown menu, then click on the project name you wish to join.

2:45 – 3:15 pm – Wicked Problems Roundtable, Mike Little, IAB Chair

3:15 – 3:45 pm – Research Roadmapping Committee Report, Prof. Rada Chirkova

3:45 – 4:30 pm – Guest Speaker:  Dr. Michael Mylrea, Manufacturing in the Metaverse: A Brave New World of Disruptive Innovation in the Era of Pandemic

All modern organizations require a resilient health ecosystem to function. The Covid-19 Pandemic was grim reminder of our vulnerability. In the last two years, critical ports and transportation ground to a halt, hospitals and essential services were overwhelmed and critical supply chains and manufacturing disrupted. While researchers worked to develop a vaccine for a complex, non-linear, evolving biothreat a number of sophisticated cyber adversary took advantage of the fog of war against Covid to weaken their opponents.

An ongoing Cyberwar fueled by Nation State adversary and well-funded criminal games took on new meaning as malware targeting operational technology became Kill Ware, meant to degrade, destroy and kill physical things.  During the Pandemic, cyber-attacks increasingly targeted healthcare, pharma and medical device manufacturing and device supply chains, ransomware spread through hospital networks, stealthy cyber weapons were launched to steal intellectual property, misinformation campaigns questioned the viruses source and efficacy of its cure.

This presentation explores how National Resilience, one of the fastest growing biopharma start-ups, aims to overcome some of these challenges with disruptive innovation, from Digital Twins and Human Machine Learning teams, to Distributed Ledgers for an Array of Industrial IoT (IIoT).

Speaker Brief Bio:  Dr. Michael Mylrea is Distinguished Fellow for Industrial Cybersecurity at University of Miami IDSC and a Senior Distinguished Engineer at Resilience, one of the fast growing technology companies in the US focused on disrupting medicine with innovation. At Resilience, Michael is leading security architecture and design efforts with various disruptive solutions, from Digital Twin to Privacy Preserving Zero Trust platforms.  Dr. Mylrea has +18 years of cybersecurity experience developing innovative solutions and holds +14 cyber and blockchain patents.

4:30 – 4:40 pm – NSF Survey Completion: IAB Reps, Faculty, and Students

4:40 pm – Open meeting closes

4:40 – 4:55 pm – Closed IAB Business Meeting

A Breakout Session will be provided for member representatives to use for the closed meeting.

4:55 – 5:00 pm – Closing Remarks & Adjournment