We are pleased to inform you that Dr. Juan Wachs has kindly accepted to be a keynote speaker at this year’s CSESC. Dr. Wachs is an Assistant Professor in the Industrial Engineering School at Purdue University. He is the director of the Intelligent Systems and Assistive Technologies Lab (ISAT) at Purdue, and he is affiliated with the Regenstrief Center for Healthcare Engineering. He completed a postdoctoral training at the Naval Postgraduate School’s MOVES Institute in the area of computer vision, under a National Research Council Fellowship from the National Academies of Sciences. Dr. Wachs is an awardee of the prestigious 2013 Air Force Young Investigator Program. His research interests include machine and computer vision, robotics, teleoperations, human robot interaction, assistive technologies and health support systems. His work led to the first in vivo implementation of a hand gesture system for the manipulation of medical images during surgery in 2006 at the Washington Hospital Center, DC, USA. Juan Wachs is a member of IEEE and the Operation Research Society of Israel (ORSIS). He has published in journals including IEEE Trans. Systems, Man, and Cybernetics, Journal of American Medical Informatics, Communications of the ACM, and the Journal of Robotic Surgery. He has been a visiting professor at the Buenos Aires University, Argentina and lectured in the Winter School of Image Processing. He received his B.Ed.Tech in Electrical Education from the ORT Academic College in Jerusalem, his M.Sc and Ph.D in Industrial Engineering and Management, Information Systems and Intelligent Systems tracks, respectively, from the Ben-Gurion University of the Negev.
We are also pleased to announce that this year’s CSESC will be held at Mann Hall and the Burton D. Morgan Center for Entrepreneurship.