IEEE Foothill Section Computer Society Chapter Meeting

Wednesday July 11, 2018
DeVry University Pomona

Room 210 (40 seats available, RSVP required)

901 Corporate Center Dr., Pomona, CA 91768

Free parking available around the building, located near the intersection of the I-10 & 57 Freeways; see link for directions.

7:00 P.M. – 7:20 P.M. Networking – Pizza & soda provided
7:20 P.M. – 7:30 P.M. Announcements/Intros – Bill Grist, Computer Society Chair
7:30 P.M. – 8:45 P.M. Presentation/Lecture
8:45 P.M. – 9:00 P.M. Questions & Answers

Topic: Visual Pattern Recognition …
 Speaker: Brad Morantz, Ph.D.,
 IEEE Computer Society Phoenix Chapter

Abstract: Biological Neural Processing As a Paradigm for Visual Pattern Recognition

            Many of us are aware that human (and animal) visual imaging and pattern recognition can outperform that of our best computer systems.  Imagine if we could emulate some of this power and use it in our defense and intelligence systems.

            This lecture will begin by explaining what this biological vision processing is and how it works, to the best knowledge of our current science.  Sensing, image processing and formation, and finally pattern recognition will be covered.  This will be compared to various implementations of computer vision and then there will be some models, discussion, and ideas on how we can further implement these concepts from nature into our systems.

  • Image recognition, it is not just looking at something
  • What is the organ of vision?
  • Do I see what I think I see?
  • How do we see?
  • Image Pattern recognition is not just about seeing something
  • Understanding how we recognize what we think we see

About the Speaker

Dr. Morantz has a B.S. in C.I.S. and E.E., a M.S. and Ph.D. in Decision Science, a mixture of mathematical science, psychology, and computer science. He has additional post doctoral course work in Computational BioScience, Computer Science, statistical design methodology, and Design Analysis Simulation Experiments (DASE).  Dr. Morantz has published and presented on neural networks, multiprocessing mathematics, biologically inspired computing architecture, data-mining, and intelligent decision making. His current research is in biologically inspired computing for intelligent decision making. He is currently Sr Staff Scientist for Bluemont Technology & Research, Inc of McLean VA. He is also on the editorial board of the International Journal of Data Mining, Modeling, and Management. Regarding IEEE, he is a senior IEEE member and Vice Chair of the Phoenix IEEE Computer Society.  He is also a member of the IEEE Computational Intelligence Society and his website is

All Students & the Public Are Welcome to Attend

Event Sponsored by DeVry University – IEEE Foothill Section –

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