AutoDefence Summer School

Summer School Schedule Overview

Time
Event
10:00 – 10:05 Opening Remarks 
10:05 – 12:05 Tutorials, live (3-4 tutorials)
12:05 – 12:30 Lunch Break
12:30 – 2:00 Poster session (with opening), pre-recorded
2:00 – 4:50 Tutorials, live (5 tutorials)
4:55 – 5:15 Closing, Poster winners announcement

Detailed Program

(10:00-10:05) Opening Remarks
  • Dr. Ming Hu, Co-Chairs Dr. S. Yanushkevich, Dr. A. Mohammadi, 
(10:05-12:05) Tutorials – Part 1
  • Tutorial 1:  10:05-10:45 (35min + 5min Q/&);
    • Presenter: Dr. Hamid Najafabadi ([email protected]), Prof. Henry Leung ([email protected])
    • Affiliation: Postdoc Associate at University of Calgary (Presenter); Professor, Electrical & Software Engineering, University of Calgary
    • Title of Talk: Cognitive Radar Design Using Deep Learning

  • Tutorial 2:  10:45-11:25 (35min + 5min Q/&);
    • Presenter: Prof. Yingxu Wang ([email protected])
    • Affiliation: Professor, Electrical & Software Engineering, University of Calgary
    • Title of Talk: Autonomous Systems and Autonomous Neural Networks for Machine Learning

  • Tutorial 3:  11:25-12:05 (35min + 5min Q/&);
    • Presenter: Yeganeh Zamiri ([email protected]), Prof. Konstantinos N. Plataniotis ([email protected])
    • Affiliation: Ph.D. Candidate (Presenter); Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Toronto
    • Title of Talk: Cognitive Dynamic Systems – Acquiring Information from Surprise
(10:05-12:30) Lunch Break
(12:30-2:00) Poster Presentations

(Co-Chairs: Dr. S. Yanushkevich ([email protected]), Dr. A. Mohammadi ([email protected]))

  • Poster 1:  12:30-12:37 (5 min + 2min Q/&);
    • Title: Training-free Semantic Learning for Autonomous Fake News Recognition
    • Presenter: James Y. Xu
    • Email: [email protected]

  • Poster 2:  12:37-12:44 (5 min + 2min Q/&);
    • Title: Social Behavioral System for Person Identification from Online Traits
    • Presenter: Brandon Sieu (University of Calgary)
    • Email: [email protected] 

  • Poster 3:  12:44-12:51 (5 min + 2min Q/&);
  • Poster 4:  1:12-1:19 (5 min + 2min Q/&);
    • Title: Trustworthy and Time-Varying Connection Scheduling in a Coupled UAV-aided Cellular Network
    • Presenter: Zohreh Hajiakhondi
    • Email: [email protected] 

  • Poster 5:  1:26-1:33 (5 min + 2min Q/&);
  • Poster 6:  1:19-1:26 (5 min + 2min Q/&);
    • Title: Autonomous, Blockchain-based, and Trustworthy Indoor Contact Tracing 
    • Presenter: Mohammad Salimibeni
    • Email:  [email protected] 

  • Poster 7:  1:33-1:40 (5 min + 2min Q/&);
  • Poster 8:  12:51-12:58 (5 min + 2min Q/&);
    • Title: SVEA: A Small-scale Benchmark for Validating the Usability of Post-hoc Explainable AI Solutions in Image and Signal Recognition.
    • Presenter: Sam Sattarzadeh
    • Email: [email protected] 

  • Poster 9:  12:58-1:05 (5 min + 2min Q/&);
    • Title: A Bayesian Surprise Approach in Designing Cognitive Radar For Autonomous Vehicles
    • Presenter: Yeganeh Zamiri
    • Email: [email protected] 

  • Poster 10:  1:05-1:12 (5 min + 2min Q/&);
    • Title: Towards an internal process model for trustworthy human-machine haptic interactions
    • Presenter:  Stanley Tarng
    • Email: [email protected] 

  • Poster 11:  1:40-1:47 (5 min + 2min Q/&);
    • Title: Multi-Agent Gradient-based Off-policy Actor-Critic Algorithm for Reinforcement Learning
    • Presenter: Jineng Ren
    • Email: [email protected]

  • Poster 12:  12:47-12:54 (5 min + 2min Q/&);
    • Title: Explainable AI Frameworks for Visual Anomaly Detection
    • Presenter: Xiaozhuo Yu
    • Email: [email protected]
(14:00-16:05) Tutorials – Part 2
  • Tutorial 4:  2:00-2:35 (30min + 5min Q/&);
    • Title of Talk:  State-of-the-art of sensory cue integration
    • Presenter: Stanley Tarng ([email protected]) ,  Prof. Yaoping Hu ([email protected]
    • Affiliation: Graduate Student, University of Calgary; Professor,  Electrical and Software Engineering, University of Calgary

       

  • Tutorial 5:  2:35-3:10 (30min + 5min Q/&);
    • Title of Talk: Spatio-temporal forecasting for multivariate time-series
    • Presenter: Prof. Mark Coates
    • Affiliation: Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering, McGill University

       

  • Tutorial 6:  3:10-3:45 (30min + 5min Q/&);
    • Title of Talk: Analysis and Prediction in Autonomous Biometrics Authentication Systems
    • Presenter: Prof. Marina Gavrilova
    • Affiliation: Associate Head Computer Science Department, University of Calgary, Editor in chief TCS Journal Springer

  • Tutorial 7:  3:45-4:20 (30min + 5min Q/&);
    • Title of the Talk: Deep Learning Approaches for Visual Anomaly Detection
    • Presenter: Ambareesh Ravi ([email protected]), Prof. Fakhri Karray ([email protected]) and Prof. Baris Fidan ([email protected])
    • Affiliation: Graduate Student, University of Waterloo (Presenter), Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Mechanical and Mechatronics Engineering, University of Waterloo

  • Tutorial 8:  4:20-4:50 (30min + 5min Q/&);
    • Title of Talk: Visual Post-hoc Explainable AI (XAI) for convolution Neural Networks
    • Presenter: Sam Sattarzadeh ([email protected]), Prof. Konstantinos N. Plataniotis ([email protected])
    • Affiliation: Graduate Student, University of Toronto (Presenter); Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Toronto
(16:55-17:15) Closing Session

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