APL Colloquium

December 9, 2022

Colloquium Topic: Can We Trust AI?

For more than six decades, the field of Artificial Intelligence (AI) has generated unreasonable expectations but under delivered. Owing to the availability of massive amounts of multi-modal data and the reemergence of neural network-based methods, AI appears to be on the verge of becoming the dominant technology of the future. While this development has basically shaken many established fields such as computer vision, defense, medicine, natural language processing, robotics, and smart transportation, AI has also raised many concerns about bias, privacy, robustness and vulnerability. In this talk, I will present a balanced view of current state of AI development and what the future holds.

Colloquium Speaker: Rama Chellappa

Prof. Rama Chellappa is a Bloomberg Distinguished Professor in the Departments of Electrical and Computer Engineering and Biomedical Engineering at Johns Hopkins University (JHU). At JHU, he is  affiliated with CIS, CLSP, IAA and MINDS. He also holds a non-tenured position as a College Park Professor at the University of Maryland.  He received the M.S.E.E. and Ph.D. Degrees in Electrical Engineering from Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN. His current research interests span many areas in image and signal processing, computer vision, artificial intelligence, and machine learning. Prof. Chellappa is a recipient of numerous awards from the IEEE, the International Association of Pattern recognition, the University of Maryland and the University of Southern California. In 2010, he was recognized as an Outstanding ECE by Purdue University. He received the Distinguished Alumni Award from the Indian Institute of Science in 2016. Prof. Chellappa has served as the EIC of IEEE Transactions on Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence, as a Distinguished Lecturer of the IEEE Signal Processing Society, as the President of IEEE Biometrics Council and as General and Technical Program Chair/Co-Chair for several IEEE international and national conferences and workshops. He is a Golden Core Member of the IEEE Computer Society, a Fellow of AAAI, AAAS, ACM, AIMBE, IAPR, IEEE, NAI and OSA and holds eight patents. He has supervised 115 doctoral dissertations.