1. Daniel Cohen-or
Title: On international collaborations.
Abstract: I would like to share with you my view and experience on international collaborations. In the last six years, I am been collaborating with teams in China. There were numerous visits of Chinese students to "foreign" labs, and numerous collaboration with international colleagues. I would like to share with you my perspective on the benefits of such international collaborations, and how possibly we can do better, forming a win-win situation for all parties.
2. David Du 杜宏章
Title: How to Do Industrial Collaboration?
Abstract: In academia, our missions are to educating students and publishing research results. Is an industrial collaboration also essential to our missions? What is a good form to carry out collaboration? I will offer some of my opinions on this subject.I have been working with many companies in the past 30 years. Some of our collaborations went to nowhere and others produced good outcomes. Why? What are the differences between the two?
3. Dingzhu Du 堵丁柱
Title: From a perspective research direction to a strong research group
Abstract: No institution can be strong in every research direction. Therefore, it is important to establish a goal and to choose some research directions for an institution to emphasis. This presentation is going to talk about my analysis based on current research developments in computer science.
4. James D. Foley
Title: Computing + x, ?x
Abstract: There are interdisciplinary research and education opportunities involving computing and another discipline for virtually all other disciplines. One way for an ambitiously growing CS program to distinguish itself is by leveraging a few "Computing + x" domains. This can lead to
? a research center
? specializations within degree programs
? complete degree programs
? academic departments within the school of computing
I’ll talk about how this worked at Georgia Tech with the GVU (Graphics Visualization and Usability) Center that I founded and the RIM (Robotics and Intelligent Machines) Center, and discuss the resources and strategies used to make it happen.
I’ll also say a few words about our On-line MS (OMS) MOOC - the business model, the technologies, flipping on-campus courses to leverage MOOC material, and how to get into the MOOC world incrementally.
5.Lionel Ni 倪明选
Title： On quality teaching
Abstract：Another area you can put your college on the map is quality teaching. I fully believe in hybrid learning. In Chinese, we say 因才施教。Indeed hybrid learning can achieve this. MOOC is one of the approaches. You may identify a few committed faculty members to try it out for a few courses. Give them the needed support and share their experience with others. The success of hybrid learning will put you on everybody’s eye. Also new technologies and tools will further enhance individualized learning.
6. Jian Pei 裴健
Title ：Big Data science: statistical, algorithmic and data-driven thinking
Abstract: I would like to share my a few observations about Big Data science, from both education and industry collaboration experience. The central point I want to deliberate is that deep understanding of and native fluency in statistical and algorithmic methodologies are musts. Moreover, data-driven thinking is the key to this emerging new world.
7. Ren Kui
Title: A Few Observations on Hiring Security Faculty
Abstract: Since last a couple of years, the competition of hiring talents in security area is furious at both national and global scales. In this talk, I would like to speak about some observations that I have from the perspective of serving both as a search committee chair at SUNY UB and an evaluation member for faculty applications at SDU. I will also make a few suggestions on hiring tactics that I believe relevant to SDU.
8. Tao Xie 谢涛
Title: Academic-Industrial Collaborations: Opportunities and Challenges
Abstract: The academia and industry can mutually benefit from each other via synergistic collaborations. For example, via collaborating with the industry, the academia can attain important practice problems to tackle, access to real-world data or powerful infrastructures, industrial impacts by conducting tech transfer/adoption, funding resources to support university research, etc. Via collaborating with the academia, the industry can attain access to talented students, focus on addressing long-term problems, promote visibility in the research community, etc. Such academic-industrial collaborations provide various valuable opportunities for both sides. However, at the same time, academic-industrial collaborations also face various challenges. This presentation will discuss opportunities and challenges in academic-industrial collaborations.
9. Xiaodong Zhang 张晓东
Title：Developing Research and Education Programs in the Fast Growing Computing Ecosystem
Abstract: After more than 60 years application-driven development in both software and hardware, we have created powerful computing ecosystems to massive users for various applications. The computing ecosystems are not perfect, but are constantly improved under the guidance of user demands and requirements. An ecosystem is created by a large number of users. Modern computer science research and education must be relevant to commuting ecosystems. The purpose our education and research has been focused to either create new ecosystems with a potential to serve massive users for their hidden demands, or improve the existing computing ecosystems.
10. Zhengyou Zhang 张正友
Abstract：I’d like to share my experience and some thoughts about scenario-driven research I have been involved at INRIA and at MSR. Scenario-driven research is very rare in the academic setup where paper-driven research is popular. However, scenario-driven research, if successful, will be very impactful. From the lab perspective, other researchers in the community will recognize the lab as a center of excellence for that scenario. From the student perspective, this provides an opportunity for them to learn how to collaborate, work as a team, develop accountability, and do great research.
11. 期间来我院访问的Dinesh Manocha教授
Title：The Rise of Robotics in China
Abstract: The manufacturing demands in China are resulting in unprecedented demands for industrial robotics. It is resulting in a major demand for design of good and cheap mass market manipulators. This can result in major advances in the field and lead to new challenges with respect to software and planning. I will give a brief overview of the developments and make a case for building a CS oriented strong robotics group.