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Manic Is General Chair and Keynote Speaker in Major Conferences

Milos Manic, Ph.D., professor of computer science, will be a general chair of the annual conference of the IEEE Industrial Electronics Society (IECON) Oct. 21-23 in Washington, D.C. The conference will focus on industrial and manufacturing theory and applications of electronics, controls, communications, instrumentation and computational intelligence.

Now in its 44th year, IECON is expected to draw more than 1,500 researchers from around the world. The conference agenda features more than 70 presentations and panels on topics including IoT, cybersecurity and industrial electronics.

Earlier this year, Manic delivered the keynote address at the 2018 International Conference on Information Management and Processing (ICIMP 2018) held at Imperial College London - South Kensington Campus Jan. 12-14, 2018.

Milos’ remarks, titled “The Future of Artificial Intelligence - The Age of Trustworthy and Explainable Intelligence,” discussed questions of ethics, morality, memory and emotion in AI’s “new age.” Milos illustrated aspects of general intelligence and deep learning and provided examples of how to improve trust and provide metrics on confidence in modeling complex control systems.