Graduate Seminar: Safe and Reliable AI

Wednesday, February 21, 2024
Event Time 01:00 p.m. - 02:00 p.m. PT
Location ZOOM
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Artificial Intelligence is everywhere around us, bringing convenience and transforming how we interact with the world. As AI technologies become more integrated into our daily lives and critical sectors, from smart healthcare systems to unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), the importance of their security, accuracy, and privacy cannot be overstated. In this talk, Dr. Chen will give an overview of her research offering valuable insights into designing AI algorithms that prioritize these aspects, ensuring the safe and reliable deployment of AI across various applications. Through her work, Dr. Chen addresses the challenges of implementing AI in various areas, providing solutions that protect user's sensitive data while maintaining the high performance of AI systems.

Speaker Biography

Xuhui (Tracy) Chen is currently an Assistant Professor in the College of Aeronautics and Engineering at Kent State University, while serving as a lead faculty for Computer Engineering Technology and Cybersecurity Engineering programs. Dr. Chen received her Ph.D. degree in Computer Engineering from Case Western Reserve University in 2019 and received her M.S. degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Mississippi State University in 2015. She received her B.E. degree in information engineering from Xidian University, Xi'an, China, in 2012. Dr. Chen’s research interests include Artificial Intelligence and Bioinformatics, specifically, addressing the security and privacy in distributed machine learning, with applications in bioinformatics, Blockchain, and cyber-physical systems (UAV, IoT, and power systems), and education research, such as utilizing AI-generated Content (AIGC) tools to address bias and belonging issues. Her research has been funded by federal programs, industry, and universities totaling over $640,000, and her research works resulted in over 25 peer-reviewed articles in leading journals and conferences with over 1,100 citations.

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