March Dinner Meeting with
UMKC Student Chapter
Date: Thursday, March 21st, 2019
Time: 5:00 p.m. – MSPE WC BOD Meeting
5:30 p.m. - Registration / Networking
6:00 p.m. - Dinner
6:30 p.m. - Presentation of LEAP Awards & Slate of Officer Nominations
6:40 p.m. - Presentation: Machine Intelligence – Dr. Reza Derakshani
Location: UMKC Flarsheim Hall - Room 531 (Toyota Room)
5100 Rockhill Road, Kansas City, MO 64110
Cost: $20 for Members / Non-members; $10 for Students
What is intelligence? Can it be reverse engineered into a silicon wafer? Is the singularity near? These are some of the questions that we will entertain as we discuss the past, current state of the art, and the future of intelligent machines.
Reza Derakhshani, Ph.D. joined the UMKC School of Computing and Engineering as an assistant professor in 2004. He earned his Ph.D. and Master’s degrees in Computer Engineering and Electrical Engineering respectively from West Virginia University. Dr. Reza Derakhshani’s research interests are in computational intelligence paradigms, especially artificial neural networks, and their applications in biomedical signal analysis, biometrics (physical and psychophysiological), and physiological system identification His interdisciplinary research has brought about close collaborations with researchers from different medical and engineering fields. Some of his recent research projects include noninvasive brain computer interfacing, a new patented biometric modality based on vasculature on the white of the eye, neural network models of human joints, and non-obtrusive psychophysiological pattern recognition using postural and ocular dynamics.