Innovative Technologies in Everyday Life
PROGRAM DESCRIPTION: Recent technological advances have the potential to improve our lives and reshape the way we perform everyday activities, whether reading the news, checking our stocks, learning a new skill, or staying in touch with our loved ones. Affordable mobile devices – such as laptops, smartphones, and tablets – powered by inexpensive apps and connected with social networks, have significantly impacted our lives... and this trend will certainly continue for the foreseeable future. Self-driving cars, wearable devices, smarter Artificial Intelligence, better health monitoring systems, and much more linger on the horizon. This four-week lecture series will explore many ways by which technology can be used to enhance and improve our everyday life. Using language and terminology accessible to non-experts, Dr. Marques will discuss some of the most popular gadgets, apps and websites and provide many practical recommendations on how to best use these technologies. Lectures will include historical perspectives, pros and cons, case studies, and plenty of visuals all related to exciting new technologies.
1. New and better ways to learn - Apps, devices, and websites that we can use to become better lifelong learners in virtually every area, at any level.
2. New and better ways to communicate - Staying in touch using audio, video, and text. Sharing thoughts, photos, and videos using social networks.
3. The world at your fingertips - Practical recommendations of apps, devices, and websites for a wide variety of everyday tasks.
4. Modern life with technology - Reflections and practical tips on how to live in an “always-on, 24/7” world, without losing our minds in the process.
BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION: Dr. Oge Marques is a Professor of Engineering and Computer Science at Florida Atlantic University. His research has been focused on the intelligent processing of visual information, which encompasses the fields of image processing, computer vision, human vision, artificial intelligence and machine learning. He is the author of seven technical books, one patent, and 80+ scientific articles in his fields of expertise. He has more than 30 years of teaching experience in different countries (USA, Austria, Brazil, Netherlands, Spain, France, and India). He is a Senior Member of both the IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers) and the ACM (Association for Computing Machinery). He is also a member of the honor societies of Tau Beta Pi, Sigma Xi, Phi Kappa Phi and Upsilon Pi Epsilon. Dr. Marques is an ACM Distinguished Speaker and has won several teaching awards, including the Outstanding Mid-Career Teaching Award, American Society for Engineering Education - Southeastern Section (ASEE-SE) (2011) and the Excellence and Innovation in Undergraduate Teaching Award, Florida Atlantic University, twice (2011 and 2004).
||9:00 am - 10:45 am
||Fridays, January 15, 22, 29; February 5|
||Barry and Florence Friedberg Auditorium, Boca Raton Campus
||Member advance registration - $37
Door price member/non-member - $55