CARTA Spring 2021 IAB Meeting Agenda

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

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

April 14, 2021

Hosted by Rutgers University – New Brunswick as a virtual meeting, 12:00 – 4:35 PM ET


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

  • Welcome – Dr. Thu Nguyen, Dean of Mathematical and Physical Sciences, Rutgers University
  • State of CARTA – Prof. Yelena Yesha, Center Director
  • U of Miami – Prof. Mitsunori Ogihara, New site status update

12:20 – 12:35 pm – NSF Overview

  • Dr. Ann C. Von Lehmen, Program Director, NSF IUCRC Program
  • L.I.F.E. Forms information overview – Alex Schwarzkopf
    • Level of Interest and Feedback Evaluation Form:

12:35 – 2:20 pm – Site Updates & New Proposals

  • UMBC – Status by UMBC Site Director, Prof. Karuna Joshi
    • New Proposal:  Towards The Classification PA Chest Radiographs as Normal or Abnormal, Prof. David Chapman
    • New Proposal:  Progressive Neural Nets for Emulator Training of Climate Model Sub-grid Scale Physics Parametrization, Prof. Milton Halem
    • New Proposal:  Evaluating Streaming Tensor Decomposition Tools on Hybrid Computer Applications, Prof. Milton Halem
    • Progress Update:  Multi-Domain Attack Detection for Cybersecurity, Dr. Aryya Gangopadhyay
    • Progress Update:  Evaluating and Eliminating Bias in AI for Medical Imaging. Prof. David Chapman
    • Progress Update:  Taking the Thunder Out of Zeus, Prof. Charles Nicholas
    • Progress Update:  Automatic Legal Document Analytics and Blockchain Smart Contracts, Dr. Karuna Joshi
    • Progress Update:  Blockchain for Supply Chain Asset Management and Data Security, Prof. Yaacov Yesha
    • Progress Update:  Predictions of Physics Parameters Computation of High Resolution Weather Forecast Model Using Machine Learning, Prof. Milton Halem
  • Rutgers, New Brunswick – Status by Rutgers Site Director, Prof. Dimitris Metaxas
    • Progress Update: Histopathology Image Analysis based on Deep Learning, Prof. Dimitri Metaxas
    • Progress Update: Advanced Analytics beyond Cell Lineage from Time-Lapsed Recording, Prof. Dimitri Metaxas
    • Progress Update: Cardiac Analytics: Dyssynchrony and CRT Outcomes, Prof. Dimitri Metaxas
    • Progress Update: Prediction of Liver Fibrosis Score, Progression and Clinical Deterioration using Multi-Modality Data, Prof. Dimitri Metaxas
    • Progress Update: Predicting Prognostic Factors and Outcomes of COVID-19 Patients using Machine Learning Methods, Prof. Dimitri Metaxas
  • NC State – Status by NCSU Site Director, Prof. Rada Chirkova
    • New Proposal:  Detecting and Forecasting Extreme Weather, Prof. Lian Xie
    • New Proposal:  Fingerprinting IoT Devices at Real Time using Encrypted Traffic, Dr. Anupam Das
    • New Proposal:  Resource Protection in Cloud Data Centers Through Multi-Point Traffic Shaping, Dr. Muhammad Shahzad
    • Progress Update:  A Demonstration of Real-time Analytics in Seasonal Hurricane Prediction, Prof. Lian Xie
    • Progress Update:  Real-time Monitoring the Evolution of the Web, Prof. Alexandros Kapravelos

2:20 – 2:30 pm – NSF Survey Completion: IAB Reps, Faculty, and Students

2:30 – 3:00 pm – Poster session (breakout rooms)

3:00 – 3:30 pm – Industry Panel Discussion, moderated by Prof. Milton Halem and Dr. Robert Atlas

3:30 – 4:15 pm – The Rise of Invisible AI, Dr. Chris White, President, NEC Labs America

Abstract:  We sit at the cusp of a new revolution of invisible AI fueling the creation of smart cities, smart factories, and smart homes that intelligently anticipate our needs, automate critical tasks, and optimize the human experience. This revolution is born at the nexus of advances in methods to sense ourselves and our environment, in algorithms that convert this data into contextual understanding, and in systems that enable near instantaneous interaction and communication. Within this talk I will focus on several innovations created at NEC Labs America that make possible this future and the technical challenges we are using to define our research vision.

Speaker Bio:  Christopher A. White is the president of NEC Laboratories America where he leads a team of world-class researchers focusing on diverse topics from sensing to networking to machine learning based understanding. Prior to joining NEC he spent 22 years working at Bell Labs where he led the Algorithms, Analytics, Augmented Intelligence and Devices (AAAID) research lab. He joined Bell Labs in 1997 after graduating with a Ph.D. in theoretical quantum chemistry from the University of California in Berkeley, California. His research interests include the development of computational models and methods for the simulation and control of interesting physical and digital systems. This has included work in areas ranging from linear scaling quantum chemistry simulations, to the design of new optical devices, to the global control of transparent optical mesh networks and to understanding and facilitating the propagation of ideas in organizations. In addition to the management of a team of world-class researchers, Dr. White’s current work focuses on the creation of assisted thinking tools that leverage structural similarity in data with the goal of augmenting human intelligence.

4:15 pm – Open meeting closes

4:15 – 4:30 pm – Closed IAB Business Meeting

4:30 – 4:35 pm – Closing Remarks & Adjournment