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COMPSAC 2019 Keynotes

K.J. Ray Liu, University of Maryland, College Park; Origin Wireless

Keynote Title: Wireless AI: Smart Radios for Smart Life

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Dr. K. J. Ray Liu was named a Distinguished Scholar-Teacher of University of Maryland, College Park, in 2007, where he is Christine Kim Eminent Professor of Information Technology. He is the founder of Origin Wireless, Inc., a high-tech start-up developing smart radios for smart life. Dr. Liu was a recipient of the 2016 IEEE Leon K. Kirchmayer Award on graduate teaching and mentoring, IEEE Signal Processing Society 2014 Society Award for “influential technical contributions and profound leadership impact”, IEEE Signal Processing Society 2009 Technical Achievement Award, and more than a dozen best paper awards. Recognized by Web of Science as a Highly Cited Researcher, he is a Fellow of IEEE and AAAS.

Dr. Liu is IEEE Vice President, Technical Activities. He was Division IX Director of IEEE Board of Director, President of IEEE Signal Processing Society, where he has served as Vice President – Publications and Editor-in-Chief of IEEE Signal Processing Magazine. He also received teaching and research recognition from University of Maryland including university-level Invention of the Year Award (three times), and college-level Poole and Kent Senior Faculty Teaching Award, Outstanding Faculty Research Award, and Outstanding Faculty Service Award, all from A. James Clark School of Engineering (each award honors one faculty per year from the entire college).

Laura Specker Sullivan, College of Charleston,  American Society of Bioethics and Humanities

Keynote Title: Is a Smarter World a Better World? Key Questions at the Intersection of Technology, Intelligence, and Ethics

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Laura Specker Sullivan, PhD, is a specialist in interdisciplinary and cross-cultural ethics in technology and medicine. She is an assistant professor of philosophy at the College of Charleston. She has held fellowships at the Center for Bioethics, Harvard Medical School, the Center for Sensorimotor Neural Engineering, University of Washington, the National Core for Neuroethics, University of British Columbia, and the Kokoro Research Center, Kyoto University. She received her PhD in philosophy from the University of Hawaii at Manoa. She is currently the chair of the Neuroethics Affinity Group for the American Society for Bioethics and Humanities, a member of the IEEE Ad Hoc TechEthics Committee, and a member of the Philosophy and Medicine committee of the American Philosophical Association.

ITiP Symposium Feature Keynote: Simon  Y. Liu, U.S. Agricultural Research Service

Keynote Title: Digital Agriculture – Application, Adoption & Transformation

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Dr. Simon Y. Liu is the Associate Administrator of Agricultural Research Service, a research agency with 2,000+ research scientists. He previously served as Director of the National Agricultural Library, world’s largest and most accessible research library specializing in agriculture. Before that, Dr. Liu served as Associate Director of the National Library of Medicine and Chief Information Officer. He also served as the Director of Information Management & Security at the Department of Justice and the Chief IT Architect of Treasury Department. Dr. Liu attended 10 universities in 3 countries and holds 2 PhD and 3 Master degrees in Computer Science, Education, Government Management, Business Administration, and Mathematics. He was an adjunct faculty member of Johns Hopkins University and University of Maryland and an editor-in-chief of the IT Professional Magazine published by the IEEE Computer Society.