WEDNESDAY October 16, 9:00am - 10:00am | Eisner Lubin Auditorium
EVENT TYPE: KEYNOTECyber-Physical-Human Systems: Opportunities and Challenges
Pramod Khargonekar - University of California Irvine
Cyber-physical systems are becoming increasingly integrated into the fabric of our society. Dramatic advances in machine learning are increasing the potential capabilities of cyber-physical systems leading to the emergence of cognitive cyber-physical systems. These trends are becoming visible and even accelerating across many sectors: transportation, manufacturing, medical, agricultural. As a result, there are significant important interactions between cyber-physical systems and humans at multiple levels of organization and behavior. This range spans from individuals to companies to society as a whole. In this talk, I will share my perspective on these developments and the emerging challenges and opportunities for the research community. I will make the case that we are on the cusp of the perhaps the most significant opportunity to pursue new research advances that will benefit society, in terms of economic prosperity, health and security, by meaningfully connecting the field of cyber-physical systems with machine learning on the one hand and social-behavioral-economic sciences on the other.