Title: Public Talk on Image Profligacy
Date: 2 March 2020
Venue: MKS507 - Faculty of Media & Knowledge Sciences
On 2 March 2020, the Department of Systems and Control Engineering in collaboration with the Malta Group of Professional Engineering Institutions will be hosting a public lecture on Imaging Profligacy by Prof Steven Simske from the Colorado State University, USA.
Imaging, when it goes well, is much like magic. Images and videos are readily converted into context and content that is of high value to the person viewing them. But, imaging, like other sciences, can be misused. Misuse of imaging can be intentional or unintentional, hilarious or deadly serious. In this talk, we will explore some of the misapplications and misinterpretations of imaging techniques and their implications for our world. In so doing, we will understand more intuitively some of the image processing fundamentals that drive so much of our culture.
Prof. Simske is a Professor in Systems Engineering at Colorado State University, formerly an HP Fellow and a previous Director in HP Labs. He is the author of more than 400 publications and nearly 200 US patents. He is a Fellow and former President of IS&T, and currently the Steering Committee Chair for the ACM DocEng Symposium. Steve is an honorary professor at the University of Nottingham. Dr Simske was a member of the World Economic Forum Global Agenda Councils from 2010-2016, including Illicit Trade, Illicit Economy and the Future of Electronics. He has led teams in research on 3D printing, education, life sciences, sensing, authentication, packaging, analytics, imaging and manufacturing. His books “Meta-Algorithmics” and “Meta-Analytics” address big data design and analysis in systems. He is currently co-authoring books on text analytics and musical composition.
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