CSE Colloquium Series To Begin October 8

Dr. Jens G. Pohl
Dr. Jens G. Pohl

The first lecture of the Department of Computer Science and Engineering’s Colloquium Series, given by Dr. Jens G. Pohl, will kick off October 8. The reception is from 3:30-4 p.m. in 348 Avery Hall and the talk is 4-5 p.m. in 115 Avery Hall.

In his lectured titled “Approaches to Intelligent Systems,” Dr. Pohl will examine the three prevalent approaches to Artificial Intelligence (AI), namely symbolic reasoning systems (top down approach), and emergent systems based on the principles of the subsumption theory.

While Dr. Pohls will present a somewhat critical review of these approaches to intelligent software systems, it is not at all intended to suggest that the application of these methods either individually or in combination is not useful in business domains. Even with their limitations, they lead to business intelligence capabilities that are orders of magnitude more powerful than rote data processing techniques.

Professor Jens Pohl (emeritus) retired from the California Polytechnic State University in 2010 where he held the position of Professor of Architecture, Executive Director of the Collaborative Agent Design Research Center, Director of the Knowledge Management Laboratory at Scott AFB, IL, and Graduate Studies Coordinator for the College of Architecture and Environmental Design.

During the period of 2002 to 2010, he concurrently held the positions of Chief Technology Officer and Chairman of the Board of Directors, CDM Technologies, Inc. Following the acquisition of CDM by Boeing in December 2010, Dr. Pohl became Vice President and Senior Director, Adaptive Systems of Tapestry Solutions.

The CSE Colloquium Series is funded in part by donations from the Union Pacific Corporation.

More details at: http://go.unl.edu/mqzx