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TACNY John Edson Sweet Lecture Series – Cyber Vulnerabilities For Ground, Air, And Space Vehicles

Tuesday, 8 March 2016, 5:45 – 7:15 p.m.

Doors open at 5:45, introduction and announcements at 6:00, followed by the lecture.
Please RSVP by emailing sweet.lecture@tacny.org. Thank you.

Onondaga Community College, 101 Whitney Applied Technology Center



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Presenter:

2016feb24_bayDr. John S. Bay is the Executive Director of the Cyber Research Institute (CRI), in Rome, NY. The CRI is a not-for-profit research company chartered by the State of New York in 2012 to perform research and advanced technology outreach for the benefit of the public.

Dr. Bay received his Ph.D. In electrical engineering from The Ohio State University in 1988. From 1988 to 1999, he was a Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech), specializing in control theory and robotics. In 1999, be became an Engineering Fellow at the Raytheon Company, leading C4ISR research projects. In 2001, he transitioned to the federal government as a Program Manager at the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), where lead programs in embedded systems, command-and-control, and autonomous vehicles until 2005. From 2005 until 2009, he was Chief Scientist of the Air Force Research Laboratory, Information Directorate, in Rome, NY, overseeing all aspects of the Directorate’s C4I technology development mission. In 2009, he returned to industry as Sr. Vice President and Chief Scientist at Assured Information Security (AIS), before becoming the Executive Director of the Cyber Research Institute in 2014.

Dr. Bay is a Fellow of the IEEE for his contributions to embedded systems, winner of an IEEE Computer Society Technical Achievement Award, recipient of the Office of the Secretary of Defense Medal for Exceptional Public Service, and recipient of the HKN C. Holmes MacDonald award for teaching.

TACNY John Edson Sweet Lecture Series

TACNY John Edson Sweet Lectures, a program founded in 1913, features discussions about topics in the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics in an informal atmosphere. A minimum of six free and open to the public Sweet Lectures are held each year.

Technology Alliance of Central New York

Founded in 1903 as the Technology Club of Syracuse, the nonprofit Technology Alliance of Central New York’s mission is to facilitate community awareness, appreciation, and education of technology; and to collaborate with like-minded organizations across Central New York.

For more information about TACNY, visit www.tacny.org.

TACNY Junior Cafe Scientifique: “Cryptography: Keeping Secrets, Secret!”

Saturday – April 18, 9:30-11:00am

Milton J Rubenstein Museum of Science & Technology – Syracuse, NY


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Shh! Can you keep a secret? How can you share your secret messages with your friends? From ancient times to modern day, cryptography has provided a means of protecting your information while allowing you to share it. Come try your hand at creating and breaking encrypted messages!

People interested in learning more about cryptography are invited to attend the free Junior Cafe presentation on Saturday, April 18, from 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the Milton J. Rubenstein Museum of Science and Technology (MOST) in Syracuse’s Armory Square. Walk-ins are welcome, but we ask that people RSVP by emailing jrcafe@tacny.org by April 15, 2015.

Presenter

sarah_muccioDr. Sarah L. Muccio (BS Mathematics, Summa Cum Laude, Youngstown State University; MS, PhD Applied Mathematics, North Carolina State University) is a mathematician for the Cyber Assurance Branch of the Air Force Research Laboratory, Information Directorate, in Rome, NY. Dr. Muccio has served as the ACE Internship Director since 2012. In the field of mission assurance, Dr. Muccio works with scientists to mathematically model systems and analyze information. She conducts research on emerging technologies and maps mission essential functions to their cyber assets. Dr. Muccio enjoys educating future cyber security leaders through several Syracuse University graduate and undergraduate courses that she co-created.

TACNY Junior Cafe Scientifique

TACNY Junior Cafe Scientifique, a program for middle-school students founded in 2005, features discussions about topics in the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics in an informal atmosphere and seeks to encourage students to consider careers in these areas. Students must be accompanied by an adult and can explore the MOST at no cost after the event.

Technology Alliance of Central New York

Founded in 1903 as the Technology Club of Syracuse, the nonprofit Technology Alliance of Central New York’s mission is to facilitate community awareness, appreciation, and education of technology; and to collaborate with like-minded organizations across Central New York.

For more information about TACNY, visit www.tacny.org.

TACNY John Edson Sweet Lecture Series – Reservoir Computing

Tuesday, 14 April 2015, 5:30 – 8:00 p.m.
Networking starting at 5:30 p.m.; Lecture at 6:15 p.m.

Onondaga Community College, 101 Whitney Applied Technology Center



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Intelligent platforms that collaborate with operators can enhance human capabilities while reducing tedium and adding resiliency and adaptability to current systems. While programmable machines are limited in their ability to address fuzzy complex scenarios, high dimensional dynamic processing, based on neurologically inspired reservoir computing concepts can address these issues. This talk by Dr. Bryant Wysocki explores the brain and how it relates to unconventional computational systems with emphasis on the basics of a new class of computationally intelligent processes governed by the nonlinear dynamics of electronic and optical systems.

Those interested in learning more about reservoir computing and related topics are invited to attend the free TACNY John Edson Sweet Lecture on Tuesday, April 14, from 5:30 to 8 p.m. at Onondaga Community College. Walk-ins are welcome, but we ask that people RSVP by emailing sweet.lecture@tacny.org by Tuesday, April 10, 2015.

Presenter:

oesgp_schematicDr. Bryant Wysocki is the Chief Engineer, Information Directorate, Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL), Rome, N.Y. Bryant’s recent work examines the development of unconventional computational systems with emphasis on nano-computing architectures and biologically inspired neuromorphic processing.

Dr. Wysocki received his PhD from Cornell University and is actively involved in community STEM outreach through AFRL and the Cornell Cooperative Extension. He currently serves as a Conference Chair for The Eighth IEEE International Conference on Computational Intelligence for Security and Defense Applications (CISDA 2015), scheduled to take place on May 26-28 in Verona NY.

TACNY John Edson Sweet Lecture Series

TACNY John Edson Sweet Lectures, a program founded in 1913, features discussions about topics in the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics in an informal atmosphere. A minimum of six Sweet Lectures are held each year.

Technology Alliance of Central New York

Founded in 1903 as the Technology Club of Syracuse, the nonprofit Technology Alliance of Central New York’s mission is to facilitate community awareness, appreciation, and education of technology; and to collaborate with like-minded organizations across Central New York.

For more information about TACNY, visit www.tacny.org.