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Technology Predictions: Art, Science, and Fashion


Thursday, November 3, 202212:00 - 1:00 p.m. EST (live via Zoom)Maine Communications & Computer Societies Joint Chapter and UMaine AI presentDejan Milojicic, Distinguished Technologist, Hewlett Packard Labs, will discuss AI-relatedTechnology Predictions in Arts, Science, and FashionDejan is a distinguished technologist and director at Hewlett Packard Labs, Palo Alto, CA (1998-). Previously, he worked in the OSF Research Institute, Cambridge, MA (1994-1998) and Institute “Mihajlo Pupin”, Belgrade, Serbia (1983-1991). He received his PhD from the University of Kaiserslautern, Germany (1993), and his MSc/BSc from Belgrade University, Serbia (1986/1983). Dejan has more than 200 papers, 2 books and 75 patents. He is an IEEE Fellow (2010), ACM Distinguished Engineer (2008), and HKN and USENIX member. He received the IEEE Computer Society Richard Merwin Award.The live webinar will be moderated by Ali Abedi, Associate Vice President for Research, University of Maine, and followed by Q&A.Please register here: by: UMaine AIVirtual:

Secure AI Webinar


Secure AIThursday, Oct 6, 202212:00 - 1:00 p.m. EST (live via Zoom)The webinar will be moderated by Dr. Julia Upton, IEEE Maine Section Chair, and will include two presentations: Software Assurance and AI Education and Trustworthy Online Social Media, followed by Q&A.Software Assurance and AI Education will be presented by Dr. Nancy R. Mead.Dr. Mead is a Fellow of the Software Engineering Institute and Adjunct Professor of Software Engineering at Carnegie Mellon University. Her research areas are security requirements engineering and software assurance curricula. The Nancy Mead Award for Excellence in Software Engineering Education & Training is named after her. She has over 200 publications and invited presentations. Awards are: IEEE, ACM Dr. Nancy R. Mead Distinguished Member, IEEE TCSE Fellow and Adjunct Professor, Distinguished Educator, IEEE TCSE Executive Software Engineering Institute and Board, Parnas Fellow at Lero, IEEE Carnegie Mellon University Distinguished Visitor. She holds a BA, MS, and PhD in mathematics from NYU.Trustworthy Online Social Media will be presented by Dr. Yuhong Liu.Dr. Liu is an Associate Professor at Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Santa Clara University, who received her Ph.D. degree from University of Rhode Island in 2012. Her research interests include trustworthy computing and cyber security of emerging applications, such as online social media, Internet-of-things and Blockchain. She is currently serving as an IEEE Computer Society Distinguished Visitor, Associate Editor of APSIPA Transactions on Signal and Information Processing, and an APSIPA Distinguished Lecturer.The webinar is co-hosted by (

Internet of Things: Applications, Enablers, Security


The Internet is an open distributed network, used daily for many online services: to communicate, find information, do transactions, and be entertained. This very openness poses some vulnerabilities, allowing attacks such as ID theft, denial of service, industrial espionage, and extortion.Internet of Things (IoT) is the most disruptive event in communications since the advent of the internet in the 1980s. With IoT, it is anticipated that billions of objects will be connected to the Internet in the next few years, thus potentially creating additional challenging security and privacy issues.The objective of this talk is to provide an overview of IoT and its related security issues. Typical IoT applications will be presented. Also, some potential solutions, safeguards, and defenses will be offered.Co-sponsored by: Hosted by New Jersey Coast Section ComSoc Chapter. Cosponsored by: New York Section, North Jersey Section, Buffalo Section, Chicago Section, Washington Section and Atlanta Section ComSoc Chapters and Maine Section Joint ComSoc/ComputerSoc Chapter.Speaker(s): Dr. Manu Malek, Agenda: 1. Introduction of Dr. Manu Malek.2. Technical Presentation by Dr. Manu Malek.3. Q&AVirtual: