MATLAB Seminars

Date 10 May 2018 (Thursday)
Time 2:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Venue Tin Ka Ping Lecture Theatre (LT-1), Floor 4, Yeung Kin Man Academic Building, CityU
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Machine Learning with MATLAB
2:30 - 4:00 p.m.
Mr. Gerardo Hernández, Manager, Application Engineering
MathWorks

Engineers and data scientists work with large amounts of data in a variety of formats such as sensor, image, video, telemetry, databases, and more. They use machine learning to find patterns in data and to build models that predict future outcomes based on historical data.

In this session, Mr. Hernández will explore the fundamentals of machine learning using MATLAB. He will also introduce machine learning techniques available in MATLAB to quickly explore your data, evaluate machine learning algorithms, compare the results and apply the best technique to your problem.

Highlights include:

  • Training, evaluating and comparing a range of machine learning models
  • Using refinement and reduction techniques to create models that best capture the predictive power of your data
  • Running predictive models in parallel using multiple processors to expedite your results
  • Deploying your models in a variety of formats

About the presenter:

Gerardo Hernández holds a B.S in Physics from the University of Puerto Rico at Mayagüez and a M.S. in Applied Mathematics from the same institution. His area of research was the theory of distributions and inverse problems, in particular the identification of linear systems. In his master’s thesis “Identification of linear systems” Gerardo designed and implemented in MATLAB an, iterative, non-destructive method for retrieving the convolution kernel of linear systems.
Gerardo also holds a M.S in mechanical engineering from WPI and is currently completing the requirements for a PhD in mathematical sciences at the same institution. In his dissertation "An adaptive, multiresolution agent-based model of glioblastoma multiforme", Gerardo designed and implemented in MATLAB a multiresolution Agent-based model of the evolution of Brain tumors, in particular Glioblastoma multiforme.
His areas of interest include Numerical methods, in particular ODE and PDE solvers, Mathematical modeling, Dynamical systems and high performance computing, among others.

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Teaching with MATLAB
4:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Mr. Stefano Olivieri, Customer Success Engineer
MathWorks

One of the main goals of engineering and scientific education is to teach students how to deal with real-world problems. When developing their curricula, professors need to determine the right balancing between interesting and challenging topics so that students are encouraged to put into practice the theoretical concepts they have already learned.

The expectation from the industry is another key factor influencing the teaching. Nowadays, young scientists and engineers need to be ready and proficient to proactively contribute to the modelling, design, and implementation processes.

During this presentation, Mr. Olivieri will give a general overview of the main capabilities available in MATLAB to inspire critical thinking and innovation as well as to prepare students for prominent careers in industry, where the tools are the de facto standard for R&D. Through practical examples, he will also describe how top universities worldwide are successfully integrating MATLAB into their curricula to make teaching more engaging and trigger interdisciplinary learning.

About the presenter:

Stefano received a Master’s Degree in Electrical Engineering at University of Bologna, Italy, in July 1995, and got a Post Graduate Advanced Degree in Information Technology at CEFRIEL, Polytechnic of Milan the same year.
He’s been with MathWorks since 2005. After spending eight years as a Senior Application Engineer in the field of Signal Processing and Communication Systems, supporting companies in the Communications, Electronics, Semiconductors and Aerospace and Defense industry segments, Stefano is currently working as a Customer Success Engineer to help the top universities with the adoption of MathWorks tools for effective teaching and research.
Before that, he worked with R&D labs in STMicroelectronics and Philips Research, where he dealt with the design and development of wireless communication and video processing systems.
Stefano has also been Contract Professor with the University of Milano for three years, where he was teaching Transmission Theory for the Telecommunication Software Engineering Bachelor Degree.

Home Automation: IoT Applications, Emerging Trends and Business Opportunities

Date 9 March 2018 (Friday)
Time 5:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Venue Tin Ka Ping Lecture Theatre (LT-1), Floor 4, Yeung Kin Man Academic Building, CityU
Speaker Mr. Andrew Chan, Head of Home Solutions Consultant Team
Company HKT Premier, HKT Limited

Automation has been widely adopted in the construction and commercial sectors for years. The recent development of technologies and applications extend it into our home at an affordable price. Today’s technologies allow a multiplicity of devices to be installed with the utmost ease, with the result that user can control appliances and equipment at the touch of a button, by voice command, or via preprogrammed settings. And all this instant control can be enjoyed at home or remotely while commuting.

So how Home Automation can be implemented in our home and how will this technology change the way we live? This seminar will reveal some of the answers by sharing the fundamental concept for Home Automation, recent market trends, opportunities and challenges.

Agenda Topics:

  • Introduction of Smart Home / Home Automation
  • Market trends and major manufacturers
  • Implementation ideas and references
  • Challenges
  • Q & A

This is a seminar not to be missed. Mark your calendar now!

Aruba Mobile Engagement for Public Facing Enterprise

Date 15 September 2017 (Friday)
Time 5:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Venue Tin Ka Ping Lecture Theatre (LT-1), Floor 4, Academic 1, CityU
Speaker Mr. Vincent Chow, Solutions Architect
Company Aruba, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise Company

Aruba, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise Company, is redefining the intelligent edge with mobility and IoT solutions for organisations of all sizes globally. The company delivers IT solutions that empower organizations to serve GenMobile – mobile-savvy users who rely on cloud-based business apps for every aspect of their work and personal lives – and to harness the power of insights to transform business processes.

This seminar will cover Aruba mobile engagement mobility technologies across enterprise Wi-Fi networks, including Aruba gigabit Wi-Fi, ClearPass Guest, Aruba’s Meridian mobile app platform, Aruba Location Services and Centralized Management Tools. The seminar will also cover Aruba APs with built-in BLE and Aruba Tags.

Agenda Topics:

  • BLE Technologies Introduction
  • Aruba Mobile Engagement Architecture
  • Aruba Beacons and Tags
  • Aruba Meridian Apps and Management Platform
  • Demo
  • Q & A

This is a seminar not to be missed. Mark your calendar now!

Paperless Office for Contract Signing – Adobe e-Sign Solution

Date 6 October 2017 (Friday)
Time 5:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Venue Tin Ka Ping Lecture Theatre (LT-1), Floor 4, Academic 1, CityU
Speaker Mr. Ernest Wong, Senior Solutions Consultant
Company Adobe Hong Kong

Have you ever thought of signing a contract or filling in a form without printing it out? Adobe Sign, which is the world’s top e-sign solution, can definitely help you out to go green and paperless! If you are still using ink signatures to run your business, Adobe will give you five big reasons why e-signatures are better. No matter the size of your organization, you can use it to prepare, send, track, and manage contracts, forms, agreements, and more. Anyone can sign and return, from any device, including mobile.

Agenda Topics:

  • Introduction of Acrobat DC & Document Cloud
  • Introduction of Adobe Sign Business & Enterprise Solutions
  • Demo of Adobe Sign
  • Success Stories Sharing
  • Q & A

Mark your calendar now if you don't want to miss it!

Google's Ambition on Internet of Things (IoT)

Date 26 January 2018 (Friday)
Time 5:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Venue Tin Ka Ping Lecture Theatre (LT-1), Floor 4, Yeung Kin Man Academic Building, CityU
Speaker Mr. Homing Tam, Product Manager
Company Master Concept (Hong Kong) Limited (Google's Premier Partner in Hong Kong)

IoT (Internet of Things) is getting more popular in these two years and it's EVERYWHERE. Being one of the most innovative company in the technology, Google has launched different services for developers / users to make the most out of the IoT. The speaker will walk through the history of IoT, and also how different companies launch products for the topic.

Agenda Topics:

  • Introduction to IoT
  • Google's IoT products
  • Other market players
  • Live Demo
  • Q & A

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