[CANCELLED] Human-Centered IoT: Designing for the Human-in-the-Loop: Research Wednesdays

Wednesday, March 13, 2019 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm

This talk by Dr. Alexis Morris will introduce the need for a more human-centered focus in the development of smart, ubiquitous systems and highlights the opportunity to improve the bandwidth between system software and the people that it supports every day. 

 Designing for the Human-in-the-Loop

About Dr. Alexis Morris:

Dr. Alexis Morris is an assistant professor in the Digital Futures program at OCAD University, and the Canada Research Chair (Tier II) in the Internet of Things. He is the director of the Adaptive Context Environments (ACE) Lab, where his team spearheads core research in adaptive interfaces and collaborative approaches to smart context-aware environments, for a host of domains, advancing the Internet of Things. He is a computer scientist, specializing in the overlapping research domain of software engineering for adaptive systems based on the incorporation of fuzzy human-factors in socio-technical systems, bridging a cross-section of approaches in artificial intelligence (i.e., soft-computing via neural networks and fuzzy logic), virtual and augmented reality, passive brain-computer interfaces, adaptive risk management, multi-agent systems modelling, organizational culture simulations, and pervasive technologies. 

What is the Internet of Things (IoT)? 

Simply put, the “things” in Internet of Things are the everyday objects in your house, only hooked up to the internet. It’s really that simple. So think a thermostat that can be controlled from an app on your smartphone (handy on those cold winter mornings) or a coffee maker that switches itself on when it can tell you’ve gotten out of bed (Source: Cloudwards.net).

Research Wednesdays

Human-Centered IoT: Designing for the Human-in-the-Loop is a part of Research Wednesdays speaker series presented by the OCAD U Library. It's a forum for anyone (undergrad, or graduate students, staff, or faculty) to present in a casual, supportive environment about research activities, collections and more. We apply a broad definition of research which includes a variety of activities within the domains of art, design, libraries and archives. This event is open to all members of the OCAD U community as well as the general public.

Do you have a research experience that you would love to share with us? Contact Daniel Payne at (dpayne@ocadu.ca)

Venue & Address: 
Learning Zone, 113 McCaul Street, Level 1. Also accessible from 122 St. Patrick Street

Code4Lib North: the Ninth.

Code4Lib North logo
Thursday, May 10, 2018 - 9:00am to Friday, May 11, 2018 - 4:30pm

For up to date information on the scheduling, or to register, visit the Code4Lib North wiki

Venue & Address: 
Learning Zone, Level 1, 122 St. Patrick Street (or via 113 McCaul Street)
Free (registration limited)

Alexis Morris

Dr. Morris is an assistant professor in the Digital Futures program at OCAD University, and the Canada Research Chair (Tier II) in the Internet of Things.

OCAD U professor talks to CBC about AI and accessibility

Saturday, September 9, 2017

Director of the Inclusive Design Research Centre, Jutta Treviranus, is featured on the latest edition of Spark, CBC Radio’s program on technology in our rapidly changing world. Titled “AI's problem with disability and diversity,” the episode looks at how machine learning doesn’t take into account people who don’t fit into the “norm.” Treviranus’s work focuses on creating more inclusive and accessible technology, and how we can improve artificial intelligence systems so they can better serve everyone, including people with disabilities.

You can listen to the episode on CBC Radio One on Sunday Sept. 10 at 1:05 p.m. and Wednesday Sept. 13 at 2:05 p.m., or listen online

100+ Come out to hear panelists debate The State of Martech: AI vs. The Human Touch

State of Martech event Panelists
Friday, November 11, 2016 - 5:45pm

Photo Credit: Sayeda Akbary. Moderator: Cory Rosenfield. Panelists: Michael Poyser, Sandy Kedey and Paul Allamby.

On Tuesday November 1, Qoints and OCAD U’s Imagination Catalyst hosted their first collaborative event together in a series we’re calling the “State of MarTech.” The purpose of this event, and future State of MarTech events, is to discuss and dissect the current Marketing Technology (MarTech) landscape, and how it might change in evolve in the future.

The topic of the day centred around the topic of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and the evolving role it plays in the digital marketing space. Qoints CEO and Co-founder Cory Rosenfield moderated a panel that included Michael Poyser (VP Analytics, Canada @ Aimia), Sandy Kedey (Chair of Advertising @ OCAD U) and Paul Allamby (Chief Marketing Officer @ Mirum Agency). The main question that the panel came to debate was whether or not AI could conceivably become so advanced that humans would no longer be needed to develop, execute and evaluate digital marketing campaigns. With programmatic ad-buying already so entrenched in today’s media planning, are we at the precipice of a dramatic shift in the digital marketing landscape (as we appear to be in so many other industries)? Read more http://bit.ly/2fGxCD3


Mark Heflin Lecture

AI 25th
Thursday, February 14, 2008 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Mark Heflin is the Director of American Illustration and American Photography. Founded in 1982, these annuals have showcased the cutting-edge of editorial, advertising, book, graphics, packaging, video, animation and experimental work, and have featured such prominent image makers as Richard Avedon, Milton Glaser, Annie Leibovitz and Andy Warhol, while promoting the early careers of Gary Baseman, Elinor Carucci, David LaChapelle, Christoph Niemann and Chris Ware. Mr. Heflin has also served as a juror for the SPD and the Society of Illustrators, curated contemporary illustration exhibits in Rome, sits on the Savannah College of Art and Design advisory board and is a member of the nominating committee for the Heinz Family Awards which offers grants in the fields of Arts and Humanities, Health Care, Human Condition and the Environment. He is currently working with the ICON5 Board in producing their Illustration conference for New York City 2008.

In his presentation, Mr. Heflin will discuss AI's history, the Illustration industry, and new trends in the marketplace.

Illustration: Yuko Shimizu

Venue & Address: 
Central Hall 100 McCaul St., Rm 230, Toronto, Ontario