Third Workshop of Mission-Critical Big Data Analytics (MCBDA 2018)

May 15 - 16, 2018

Prairie View A&M University

Organized by the Center of Excellence in Research and Education for Big Military Data Intelligence (CREDIT Center), Prairie View A&M University
Sponsored by the United States Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Research and Engineering (OASD(R&E)), Intel Corporation, Monsanto Company, and technically sponsored by Google, Dell, IBM, NVIDIA Corporation and Brookhaven National Lab.

Agenda (Tentative)

Tuesday: May 15 2018 (MSC Ballroom)

9:00 - 9:10 AM        Highlights of CREDIT Center and MCBDA 2018
                                Dr. Lijun Qian, PI and Director of the CREDIT Center,
                                AT&T Endowed Professor,
                                Prairie View A&M University

9:10 - 9:30 AM        Greetings and Overview of Prairie View A&M University
                                Dr. Ruth Simmons, President of Prairie View A&M University

9:30 - 9:50 AM        DOD Center of Excellence Program
                                Ms. Evelyn Kent, OASD HBCU/MI Program Manager and
                                Dr. Timothy S. Kroecker, AFRL Program Manager

9:50 - 10:40 AM      Keynote Speech I: “HPC And Big Data: A Story of Continuing Toward Integration”
                               Dr. Barbara Chapman, Professor at Stony Brook University, and Head of the Computer
                               Science and Mathematics Group at Brookhaven National Lab

10:40 - 10:55 AM    Break

10:55 - 11:10 AM    Technical Presentation &Demo: “Real Time Video Analytics using Mobile GPU on                                UAVs”
                               Research Thrust 4 Team of the CREDIT Center (All faculty
                               researchers;Students: Joshua Bassey, Samuel Bamgbose)

11:10 - 11:25 AM    Technical Presentation: “PVAMU Cloud Computing Research for Big Data

                               Research Thrust 1 Team of the CREDIT Center
                               (Drs. Huang, Chapman;Students: Travon Johnson, De’Ahna Johnson)

11:25 - 11:40 AM    Technical Presentation: “RF Spectrum Surveillance using Deep Learning”
                               Research Thrust 2 Team of the CREDIT Center
                               (Drs. Qian, Fuller; Students:Oluwaseyi Omotere, Damilola Adesina)

11:40 - 11:55 PM    Technical Presentation: “Hierarchical Transfer CNN for IOT”                                Research Thrust 3 Team of the CREDIT Center (Drs. Dong, Li, Obiomon;                                Students: Olasunkammi Oluwadeyi, Shanta Chowdhury)

11:55 - 12:20 PM    Students Lightning Round Presentations:
                               Each graduate/undergraduate research assistant will give a 5-minute
                               presentation to highlight their research projects
                               The Student Team of the CREDIT Center

12:20 - 1:30 PM       Luncheon with Featured Keynote Speech II:
                                “How to Establish Research Collaborations with RDECOM”(12:30 – 1:20 PM)

                                Dr. Jaret Riddick, Director, Vehicle Technology Directorate, US Army Research Lab (ARL)

1:30 - 2:20 PM        Keynote Speech III: “How are Large Enterprises Implementing
                               ‘Machine Learning’ to Make Their Business Predictable?”

                               Theresa Kushner, Senior Vice President, Business Intelligence, Dell

2:20 - 2:50 PM       Technical Presentation: “Using a Modified Double-Well Oscillator
                               to Train Binary Neural Network Layers”

                               Lt. Aron R. Wing, Air Force Research Lab

2:50 - 3:20 PM        Technical Presentation: “Big Data and Fake News”
                               Dr. Dongwon Lee, Associate Professor at the Penn State University

3:20 - 3:50 PM       Technical Presentation: “The Convergence of HPC, Big Data Analytics, and AI
                               in Future Workflows”

                               Dr. Henry Gabb,Senior Principal Engineer, Intel Corporation

3:50 - 4:00 PM        Break

4:00 - 4:30 PM       Technical Presentation: “How Big Data and Analytics is Changing Agriculture?”
                               Dr. Prachee Chaturvedi, Project Lead, Monsanto Company

4:30 - 5:00 PM       Technical Presentation: “Accelerating AI with GPUs”
                               Mr. Bob Crovella, Technical Lead of GPU Computing, NVIDIA

5:00 - 5:30 PM       Technical Presentation: “Reducing Cycle Time for Upstream Processing and
                               Subsurface Characterization Processes using Machine Learning”

                               Dr. Kenton Prindle, Solutions Engineer, Google

5:30 - 6:00 PM       Technical Presentation: “Large Scale Computer Vision Projects at BNL”
                               Dr. Yuewei Lin, Assistant Computational Scientist, Brookhaven National Laboratory

6:00 - 7:30 PM       Workshop Reception with Student Poster Session and Competition
                               Facilitator: Dr. Pamela Obiomon, Department Head of ECE at PVAMU

Wednesday: May 16, 2018

(Electrical Engineering Building)

Training Session

9:00 - 9:45 AM        “Intel AI Academy”, presented by Arti Gupta, Manager of
                                Developer Programs Strategy and Experience, Intel Corporation
                                Advanced Computing Lab
                                Electrical Engineering Building

9:45 - 9:55 AM        Break

9:55 - 10:40 AM    “Intel BigDL”, presented by Kevin Bryan, Artificial Intelligence
                                Developer at Tata Consultancy Services
                                Advanced Computing Lab
                                Electrical Engineering Building

10:40 - 10:50 AM        Break

10:50 - 11:20 AM    “Giving AI Super-Powers : IBM Power AI”, presented by Raj Krishnamurthi
                                Senior Technical Staff Member, IBM
                                Advanced Computing Lab
                                Electrical Engineering Building

11:20 - 11:30 AM        Break

Demo Session

11:30 - 12:30 PM     Lab tour and project demonstrations by the CREDIT team
                                Deep Learning Lab
                                Electrical Engineering Building

12:30 - 2:00 PM    Lunch Break

Advisory Board Meeting

2:00 - 4:00 PM    Wrap up Discussions in the conference room of the Department of
                               Electrical and Computer Engineering (Room 315D, 3 rd floor of the
                               Electrical Engineering building)All stakeholders (by invitation only)

4:00 PM             Adjourn

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