CMU-Africa Technology Innovation Seminar

The Ghana-India Kofi Annan Centre of Excellence in ICT (AITI-KACE) in collaboration with the Carnegie Mellon University-Africa (CMU) is organizing a Technology Innovation Seminar on Thursday, 25th October 2018, at 2:30pm.

The goal of the seminar is to share knowledge and explore opportunities for learning, research and development in artificial intelligence.

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is simply adding intelligence to computation with the aim of mirroring physical and biological systems. AI explores the science of extending the capabilities on human-machine interactions or the creation of intelligent machines that work and react like humans. AI is the basis of most automated system in medical diagnostic system, large scale manufacturing, automatic car systems, music and even e-mail spam filtering.

At the event scheduled to take place at the Conference Room of AITI-KACE, Prof. Vijayakumar Bhagavatula of CMU-Africa will be engaging participants on how young people, the technology and business community, and Ghana as a country, can harness opportunities inherent in emerging technologies such as Machine Learning, IoT, Robotics, Neural Networks, Natural Language Processing,  among others.

As part of the event, there will also be a brief information session about CMU-Africa and its programs featuring some alumni.

AITI-KACE and CMU-Africa invites all final year students, recent graduates, Tech ecosystem, Young professionals thinking of pursuing a Masters in Information Technology and Masters in Electrical and Computer Engineering to be part of the Technology Innovation Seminar.

There will be time for refreshments and networking, as well as opportunities for prospective young professionals who desire to have either full or partial scholarship to pursue a Masters in Information Technology and Electrical and Computer Engineering at the event.

Profile of Vijayakumar Bhagavatula

U.A. and Helen Whitaker Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering Affiliated Faculty, DSSC Director, CMU - Africa

Prof. Vijayakumar ("Kumar") Bhagavatula received his Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from Carnegie Mellon University (CMU), Pittsburgh and since 1982, he has been a faculty member in the Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) Department at CMU where he is now the U.A. & Helen Whitaker Professor of ECE and the Associate Dean for Graduate and Faculty Affairs in the College of Engineering. Professor Kumar's research interests include Pattern Recognition and Coding and Signal Processing for Data Storage Systems and for Digital Communications. He has authored or co-authored over 600 technical papers, twenty book chapters and one book entitled Correlation Pattern Recognition. He served as a Topical Editor for Applied Optics and as an Associate Editor of IEEE Trans. Information Forensics and Security. Professor Kumar is a Fellow of IEEE, SPIE, Optical Society of America (OSA) and the International Association of Pattern Recognition (IAPR).