distinguished Lectures

Guest Speakers


Brent Segal
Background Briefing On Lockheed Martin and its Tech Domain

Thursday, June 9, 2022 at 10:00 A.M.

Location: SeaTech Room 250

WebEx Attendees:
Meeting ID: 2622 294 6150
Passcode: EGkSNGJW632

Brent Segal

Director at Lockheed Martin Corporate Engineering and Technology

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Joseph Schlesinger
The Bromance of Morton and Mendelssohn – Music and Medicine Research to Improve Patient Care and Safety

Thursday, May 26, 2022 at 11:00 – 12:00 P.M.

Location: Engineering East Room 303C

Zoom Attendees:
Meeting ID: 819 7948 4371
Passcode: PTg854

Dr. Joseph Schlesinger

Associate Professor in the Department of Anesthesiology and Division of Critical Care Medicine at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, and Adjunct Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at McGill University in Montreal, Quebec, Canada


Clinicians depend on pulse oximetry and auditory medical alarms to monitor patients and improve patient safety. However, alarms can be fatiguing, uninformative, and nonactionable. Music perception and cognition research can inform alarm development to ameliorate alarm fatigue and improve patient monitoring in a cognitively demanding environment. 

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 Moises Sudit
Realistic Expectations in Solving Problems with Exponential Decision Spaces

Monday, April 4, 2022 at 10:00 AM

Location: Engineering East Room 303C |  Virtual Option Available



Moises Sudit

Professor/Executive Director, University at Buffalo, Chief Scientist, CUBRC INC. (affiliate of the University at Buffalo)


There is a misconception that the progress in AI/ML is a new way to conquer “hard” problems. The dramatic increase of computer power, while the physical size of the hardware has decreased tremendously, provides a false sense of security. Read More


 Tim Short
Underwater Mass Spectrometry for In Situ Analysis of Aquatic Environments

Friday, April 1, 2022 at 10:00 AM

Location: Link Building LE-103, FAU Harbor Branch |  Virtual Option Available



Tim Short

University of South Florida College of Marine Science

Discuss with a retired scientist about underwater mass spectrometers and miniaturization of mass spectrometers.


 Lawrence Hall
Learning to Simulate Future Activity on Social Networks

Monday, March 28, 2022 at Noon

Location: Engineering East Room 106 |  SeaTech (Video conference) - Room ST 259 

Lawrence O. Hall

2021-2 IEEE VP Publications, Products and Services,
Co-Director Institute for Artificial Intelligence + X Department of Computer Science and Engineering,
ENG 030, University of South Florida


Activity on social networks like Twitter can have a, sometimes significant, effect on real world events. Simulating future activity on social network platforms may provide useful insights into real world activity, which in turn drives social network activity. Read More



Cristina Graver
Updates to the ASTM E1527-21 Phase 1 Environmental Site Assessment Standards

Wednesday, February 9, 2022 |  4:00 P.M. - 5:30 P.M.

Building IS-4, Room 103 | Virtual Attendance Available
Hosted By: Department of Civil, Environmental & Geomatics Engineering

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Cristina Graver, P.E.,

Project Engineer, Geosyntec Consultants

Mary Turner, E.I.,

Engineer, Geosyntec Consultants


The American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) Committee on Environmental Assessment, Risk Management and Corrective Action approved a new standard for conducting Phase I Environmental Site Assessments (ESAs) in November 2021. Read More


Dawei Li
Genomics, Bioinformatics, Data Science, and Fellowship Opportunities for FAU Trainees

Friday, January 28, 2022 |  1:00 P.M. - 2:00 P.M.

Virtual Conference

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Dawei Li

Associate Professor and Director of Genomic Medicine in the Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine at Florida Atlantic University.


Genomic medicine is rapidly changing the future of medicine. Sequencing and analyzing patient's genome are revolutionizing medical science and reshaping health care practices. “Every dollar we invested to map the human genome returned $140 to our economy.” Read More


Peter Hagedorn
Sensitivity to Damping of Self-Excited Vibrations in Circulatory and Parametrically Excited Systems

Monday, January 24, 2022 at 2:00 P.M.

Location: Engineering East Room 106 |  SeaTech (Video conference) - Room Aud 250 

Peter Hagedorn 

Born in Berlin, Germany, grew up in Brazil, where he graduated (Engineer’s degree) in mechanical engineering in 1964 at EPUSP and in 1966 earned his doctoral degree at the same University. 


In mechanical engineering systems, self-excited vibrations are in general unwanted and sometimes dangerous. In most of these the linearized equations of motion the self-excitation terms are given by non-conservative, circulatory forces and/or parametric excitation. The presentation will discuss some recent results in linear and nonlinear systems of this type. Read More