Keynotes, Invited Lectures, Tutorials & Panel Discussions

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There will be between 10 and 20 Keynote lectures and Invited Talks; speakers include world-renowned scientists and educators. Featured Keynote Speakers in recent years have included:
   - Prof. David A. Patterson (pioneer, architecture, UC Berkeley)
   - Prof. Ian Foster (known as Father of Grid Computing; U. of Chicago & ANL)
   - The Late Prof. John H. Holland (known as Father of Genetic Algorithms;
     U. of Michigan)
   - Prof. Barry Vercoe (Founding member of MIT Media Lab, MIT)
   - Prof. John Koza (known as Father of Genetic Programming; Stanford U.)
   - Prof. Lotfi A. Zadeh (Father of Fuzzy Logic, UC Berkeley)
   - Dr. Firouz Naderi (former Head of NASA Mars Exploration Program;
     former Administrator and/or Director of Jet Propulsion Lab,
     CalTech/NASA; NASA's JPL Solar System Exploration
   - Dr. K. Eric Drexler (known as Father of Nanotechnology)
   - Prof. Ruzena Bajcsy (pioneer, VR, UC Berkeley)
   - Prof. Viktor K. Prasanna (pioneer, U. of Southern California)
   - Dr. Jose L. Munoz (NSF Program Director and CTO of NSF Office of
   - Prof. David Lorge Parnas (pioneer of software engineering)
   - Prof. Eugene H. Spafford (Executive Director, CERIAS and Professor,
     Purdue University)
   - Prof. Haym Hirsh (Dean, Cornell University & former NSF admin)
   - Prof. Alfred Inselberg (Tel Aviv U, Israel; Senior Fellow, San Diego
     Supercomputing Center; Inventor of the multidimensional system of
     Parallel Coordinates and author of textbook)
   - Prof. H. J. Siegel (Abell Endowed Chair Distinguished Professor of ECE
     and Professor of CS; Director, CSU Information Science and Technology
     Center (ISTeC), Colorado State University, Colorado, USA)
   - Prof. Amit Sheth (LexisNexis Eminent Scholar; Founder/Executive Director,
     Ohio Center of Excellence in Knowledge-enabled Computing (Kno.e.sis))
   - Dr. Leonid I. Perlovsky (Harvard University and CEO LP Information Tech)
   - Dr. James A. Crowder (Chief Engineer, Raytheon Intelligence)
   - Prof. Diego Galar (Director & Pro-Vice-Chancellor, Lulea University of
     Technology, Sweden)
   - and 72 other distinguished speakers
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