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BARC Seminar: Anne Kao, Ph.D.
BARC Seminar: Anne Kao, Ph.D.
WhenTuesday, Mar 5, 2019, 3:30 – 4:30 p.m.
Campus locationMechanical Engineering Building (MEB)
Campus room238
Event typesAcademics, Lectures/Seminars
Event sponsorsDepartment of Mechanical Engineering
Target AudienceEngineering students

Applications of Artificial Intelligence in Aviation Industry
Senior Technical Fellow, Boeing Research & Technology

ABSTRACT: Artificial Intelligence (AI) is one of the fastest growing fields  in computer science, and the hottest topic in modern technology, promising to revolutionize our daily lives. In this talk, Anne will review briefly the evolution of AI, its past and current state, and where we see its successes. She will also discuss applications of AI in aviation industry and how it might impact our daily life and people’s careers.

Anne will also discuss career development with participants of the seminar after the technical talk.

SPEAKER BIO: As a Senior Technical Fellow in Boeing Research & Technology, Anne is responsible for leading enterprise research and development of advanced analytics, aligning the Long Range Plan/Operating Plan (LRP/OP) with Boeing BGS, BCA, BDS and IT, and coordination of data analytics activities. This responsibility includes leadership of technology advancement, intellectual property strategy, enterprise leadership in transferring new analytics technology, technical interface to US government, US and international university collaborations, and defining priorities for teaching and mentoring in data analytics.

Anne’s specialty is Data Analytics, especially text analytics, and artificial intelligence. Her research interest in philosophy is philosophy of language-- especially “Ordinary Language Philosophy,” and Direct Reference Theory-- epistemology, and Naïve Realism. She received her B.A. in Philosophy from National Chengchi University and a Masters in Philosophy from Chinese Culture University, both in Taiwan. She then received her MS in Computer Science from San Diego State University and her PhD in Philosophy from Chinese Cultural University.

Currently, she is leading Boeing data analytics and artificial intelligence research and strategy as a Boeing Senior Technical Fellow.…
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