In this talk, Dr. William Regli will discuss the need for a paradigm shift and the challenge of how to integrate human creativity and insight with computing machinery.
A New Type of Thinking - Fri. June 22nd @ 11 AM, Life Sciences 105
William Regli, Director of the Institute for Systems Research at the University
of Maryland, College Park
A revolution is underway that is changing the nature of scientific discovery
and engineering innovation. This revolution is the product of a diverse set of
disciplines that have reached a level of maturity to offer radically new tools
and capabilities that, when skillfully deployed, promise to radically
accellerate and enhance human decision making. The tools are are built using
machine intelligence and unfathomable amounts of computation, fueled by vast
resoviors of data.
As we enter this era of computation, data and machine intelligence, we are
offered the opportunity to reframe, tabula rasa, the human-machine systems that
conduct engineering and science. In this talk, Dr. Regli will discuss the need
for a paradigm shift and provide several examples of what new foundational
questions might be like. Ultimately, the challenge is how to integrate human
creativity and insight with computing machinery in order to have the machines
not just as our tools - but as our partners.
William Regli, Ph.D. is Director of the Institute for Systems Research at the
Clark School of Engineering, and a Professor of Computer Science at the
University of Maryland at College Park. He has focused his career on
interdisciplinary and use-inspired problems spanning engineering, artificial
intelligence and computational modeling and graphics. His most recent
activities have deployed cyber-infrastructure systems to capture and curate
engineering and science data in order to ensure long-term sustainability. Dr.
Regli’s current interests include computational tools to exploit the
properties of advanced materials, additive manufacturing systems and enabling
new paradigms for design and production. He has published more than 250
technical articles and his research has spawned two start-up technology
companies and resulted in five foundational U.S. Patents in the area of 3D CAD
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