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Robotics, Sensors, Automation, Manufacturing SIG (RoboSAM)
1st Mondays, 5:30p-8:15p
(except for holidays so see Calendar, please). We start food, networking and registration at 5:30p with program proceedings about 6:15p.  $25 early bird (until one week before the program at 5pm) /$35 after. Includes food. Members of this SIG are admitted free -- hint hint.


This special interest group is targeted at the folks who make the products that help make the products and people using these tools to make their own product. Got it? This includes: manufacturing and manufacturers, prototyping, sensors, signal processing, testing, measurement, vision, robotics, automation and even MEMs and semiconductors.

 

 

July 20 (Combined sectors & date change): Vision/ Imaging in Opthamology (OCT): (click link to register) Program offered in conjunction by Life Science AND RoboSAM SIG Committees

Dr Duker, Tufts, NEEC

We welcome Dr. Jay Duker, Chairman of Ophthalmology for Tufts Medical Center, where he is responsible for managing the hospital's Eye Clinic. His responsibilities include oversight of the academic mission of our department: teaching of medical students, residents, fellows and practicing eye care providers.

The New England Eye Center (NEEC) is an academic, multi-specialty eye care group with 26 full time ophthalmologists, 5 part-time ophthalmologists, 9 optometrists, 1 orthoptist and almost 200 employees. NEEC has its main office at Tufts Medical Center in Boston as well as seven satellites offices in Eastern Massachusetts (Mt. Auburn Hospital, St. Elizabeths Hospital, Watertown, Brookline, Wellesley, Framingham and Leominster). We perform almost 100,000 patient encounters per year and have annual revenues in excess of $ 22 million, making us among the largest academic practices in the United States.

Dr. Duker's department has an active and productive research program including both basic research vision scientists as well as clinical research specialists. They currently have four NEI funded researchers within the department and another 10 NIH-sponsored vision researchers based in other Tufts departments. An umbrella organization, the Tufts Center of Vision Research (TCVR) ties all these reseachers together. Clinical innovations that have come from the work of NEEC physicians include optical coherence tomography, intravitreal triamcinolone for diabetic macular edema, and topical lidocaine gel for ophthalmic procedures.

The program will focus on optical coherence tomography (OCT). This is the technology is being used by Scalable Diagnostics for diabetic retinopathy screening.

Bio

Dr. Jay Duker is Chairman of Ophthalmology for Tufts Medical Center. The New England Eye Center (NEEC) is an academic, multi-specialty eye care group with 26 full time ophthalmologists, 5 part-time ophthalmologists, 9 optometrists, 1 orthoptist and almost 200 employees. NEEC has its main office at Tufts Medical Center in Boston as well as seven satellites offices in Eastern Massachusetts (Mt. Auburn Hospital, St. Elizabeths Hospital, Watertown, Brookline, Wellesley, Framingham and Leominster). They perform almost 100,000 patient encounters per year and have annual revenues in excess of $ 22 million, making them among the largest academic practices in the United States.

Dr. Duker's department has an active and productive research program including both basic research vision scientists as well as clinical research specialists. They currently have four NEI funded researchers within the department and another 10 NIH-sponsored vision researchers based in other Tufts departments. An umbrella organization, the Tufts Center of Vision Research (TCVR) ties all these reseachers together. Clinical innovations that have come from the work of NEEC physicians include optical coherence tomography, intravitreal triamcinolone for diabetic macular edema, and topical lidocaine gel for ophthalmic procedures.

Dr. Duker received his Doctor of Medicine (M.D.) at Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University and his A.B., Physical Sciences at Harvard University. He is also a Founder of Hemera Biosciences.

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Contact the Chairs if you have an interest in serving on the Steering Committee. One year+ commitment,  attendance at committee meetings and programs, ability to attract panelists/speakers/cases and organize/ moderate the program 2x a year in a timely fashion. Build a strong(er) network, meet interesting people, lead, and help. Membership included as a small reward fro us to you.


Committee: Lori Jones, David Bonneau, Dan HulubSharad Mehta, Dean Cook, Peter Mongeau

 

Committee Chair Lori Jones 

    Robotics, manufacturing, sensors, Mems, imaging, and industrial automation cluster at TechSandBoxRobotics, manufacturing, and industrial automation cluster at TechSandBox       Lori Jones Co Chairs the robosam sig     David Bonneau   Dan Hulub Manufacturing Engineer  Sharad Mehta         Prior Programs  


Speaker’s Name:     Candace Sidner

Speaker’s Title:       Research Professor, Computer Science

Short Bio:                   Candace L. (Candy) Sidner has a long-standing interest in human communication and collaboration, and their application to agents, robots and interfaces, especially those using gesture, social behavior, speech, and natural language.  

 

Candy is a Research Professor at Worcester Polytechnic Institute, with extensive experience in industrial labs, and independent consultant on projects including the RESPECT project for health information for clinical trials. She is PI of the Always On Relational Agent project with Chuck Rich at WPI and Tim Bickmore at Northeastern University, Co-PIs. She has recently worked on multimodal (including gesture) interfaces using a humanoid robot for the role of engagement in conversation.  

 

Candy is a Fellow and past Councilor of the Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence, was elected a Fellow of the Association for Computational Linguistics in 2013, and is a senior member of the IEEE.  She has been general chair for a number of conferences, and services on two journal editorial boards.  She was also President of the Association for Computational Linguistics.  She received her Ph.D. from MIT in Computer Science.

 

Company Website: http://www.wpi.edu/academics/cs/


Company Pitch:    WPI’s Computer Science program is as diverse and varied as the field of computer science itself, offering course work and specializations in areas such as human-robotic interaction, intelligent tutoring and educational data mining, bioinformatics, computer security and privacy, and graphics and animation among many others. 

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