Two Tales of Interdisciplinary Research on Computer Science, Arts, and Physics: Building a fault-adaptive real-time embedded system and reasoning about visual compositions.
Jae Oh
Syracuse University
March 1, 2007
12:50 pm - 1:50pm
NWSE 222
Universities and funding agencies are emphasizing the importance of interdisciplinary research more than ever. For years, an interdisciplinary research component in project proposals has been a must for successful funding. However, it is a challenging task to identify interesting and rewarding research problems for all disciplines involved for an interdisciplinary research project.

In this talk, I will present two current interdisciplinary research work at Syracuse: the ic-ViDiS project and the real-time embedded systems project. The former is an interdisciplinary research effort with an artist for helping people to discover their sense of order through visual dialogues; and the latter is a project with high-energy physicists for building a high-speed large-scale real-time embedded system for particle accelerator experiments. I will discuss technical research results from both projects as well as the rewarding experience and lessons learned in working with researchers from various fields of studies.

Jae C. Oh is an Associate Professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at Syracuse University, Syracuse, New York. His research interests include massively multi-agent systems, application of game theory and artificial intelligence techniques on the Internet and distributed real-time computer systems, reasoning about complex networks, and reasoning about proclivities in visual compositions. Professor Oh has won several awards for the excellence in teaching and research. He earned a doctorate degree in Computer Science from the University of Pittsburgh in 2000. He has served as an organizing committee member, reviewer, and technical committee member for various conferences and journals.

Lunch will be provided in Steinmetz 209 at noon.