Skip Navigation

ECE Departmental Seminar

Assistive Intelligence for Forming Cyber-Physical-Human Systems

Prof. Ruwen Qin
Department of Civil Engineering, Stony Brook University

Friday, 5/14/21, 1:00pm
To obtain access the Zoom link for this seminar, please click here to register.

Abstract: The rapid advancement in sensor technology, Artificial Intelligence (AI), and robotics has been providing a foundation for transforming traditional engineering systems to, for example, cyber-physical systems, intelligent automation systems, or smart connected systems. This paradigm shift will bring exciting changes to various industries such as energy, transportation, defense, manufacturing, healthcare to name a few. Yet, how can these technologies be effectively employed to truly produce their desired impacts is rarely explored with systems thinking. Motivated by the promising prospect of the new technologies for system advancement and hindered by the lack of holism, invention of new methods to expedite the paradigm shift is largely desired. In this talk, Dr. Qin will summarize her efforts over past years for understanding newly merged complex adaptive systems in the new technological era and her research for advancing architecting, integration, and optimization of these systems. She will also discuss her recent work of embedding domain experts’ knowledge in AI algorithms and individualizing AI for assisting cyber-physical-human systems to efficiently and effectively adapt to the evolvements of tasks, systems themselves, and their operating environment. 

Bio: Dr. Ruwen Qin is an Associate Professor of Civil Engineering at Stony Brook University. She received her Ph.D. degree in Industrial Engineering & Operations Research from Pennsylvania State University - University Park, and her M.S.E. and B.S.E. degrees in Spacecraft Design both from Beijing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics. Her research focuses on creating analytics and systems methods for forming, operating, and coordinating complex adaptive systems. Her research has been sponsored by National Science Foundation, Department of Transportation, Department of Education, state Departments of Transportation, and industry. She is a member of IEEE, INFORMS, and ASEM.