CIM 20th Anniversary Celebration & Symposium
May 26: A day of activities in recognition of CIM's impressive achievements in the world of multi-disciplinary research and teaching.
Notable events and times:
OPEN HOUSE: 10am to 3pm
Demos of research projects in our 12 interdisciplinary labs specializing in the areas of robotics, systems and control, haptics, vision, medical imaging and shared reality.
OPENING REMARKS: 9:30am to 10:00pmMC437 (Zames room), McConnell Engineering Buliding, 4th floor
ALUMNI SPEAKERS: 10:30am to 11:30pm (speaker sequencing subject to change)
Short talks by alumni in both academia and industry sampling the diverse things they do
- Oliver Astley, GE Research, 10 things I know now, that I wish I knew when I graduated - Lessons learned after 6-years in a corporate R&D.
- Kim Wheeler, Roadnarrows, Memoirs of a Geek: A McRCIM graduate starts her own robotics company.
- Allan Dobbins, University of Alabama, Inverted Stereopsis
- Gino Lalli, MAGI Control, The MAGI-Therm Industrial Controller
- John Zelek, University of Waterloo, Seeing and Feeling by Touch [ Rescheduled to 18:30 ]
(See abstracts here)
KEYNOTE SPEAKERS -- Stimulating and enthusiastically received talks:
- Julie Payette, Canadian Space Agency Astronaut and former PhD student at CIM. (12-12:30pm)
- Steve Zucker, "From modeling intelligence to modeling plants," co-founder of the Centre for Intelligent Machines and currently David and Lucile Packard Professor of Computer Science and Electrical Engineering at Yale University. (3-4pm)
- Alex (Sandy) Pentland, "Collective Intelligence", MIT’s Toshiba Professor of Media Arts and Sciences and a pioneer in wearable computers, health systems, smart environments, and technology for developing countries. (6:30-7:30pm)
Collective Intelligence (click for abstract)
STUDENT POSTER SESSION: 1pm to 2:30pm (McConnell Building, 4th floor)
CIM graduate students – among the brightest and the best in the world -will present posters on their research studies. Invitees from diverse professional backgrounds acted as reviewers and judges, selecteding 3 winning posters, but observing that there were many excellent entries.
CLOSING REMARKS: 4pm to 4:30 pm
Wrap up Vin et Fromage: 4:15 pm to 7:00pm (MC 437)
DINNER: 6:00pm to 11pm (advance tickets required)
The day will wrap-up with an exclusive dinner at McGill’s Faculty Club. There is limited space for the dinner, a few seats may still be available. Dinner includes on-site attendance at seminar with Alex Pentland. Dinner tickets are $100 per person.
Click here and register now! Space for the banquet is limited.
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