Upcoming Event: Tuesday February 12, 2019 (N.B. 2nd Tuesday in Feb.)

Now for Something Different:

HAL's Legacy after 50 years of 2001 Space Odyssey

Date: Tuesday, February 12, 2019

5:30pm: Networking/Light Dinner
6:30pm: Presentation
8:00pm: Adjourn


Building SC-12
3600 Juliette Lane
Santa Clara, CA 95054

(Location: Take Montague Expy. OR Great America Exit off US 101; click to see instructions)

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Now for Something Different: "HAL's Legacy after 50 years of 2001 Space Odyssey"


Dr. David G. Stork


Stanely Kubrick and Arthur C Clarke's 1968 feature film "2001: A Space Odyssey" gave the world a compelling vision for the future of computing and artificial intelligence through is central character: the HAL 9000 computer. Although their vision was rather optimistic for the year 2001, what about now... in 2019? Dr. David Stork returns to SCV IEEE Photonics Society to reprise his talk at the "2001: A Space Odyssey Symposium - 50 years" celebration from the 40th International Conference on Software Engineering in June 2018, Gothenburg, Sweden

Biography of Dr. David Stork:

Dr. David G. Stork received his BS in Physics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where he wrote a thesis under the direction of Dr. Edwin H. Land, founder and president of the Polaroid Corporation, and received his PhD in Physics from the University of Maryland, College Park. He's held faculty positions in Physics, Mathematics, Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, Statistics, Neuroscience, Psychology, and Art and Art History variously at Wellesley and Swarthmore Colleges, and Clark, Boston and Stanford Universities. He's published over 200 technical articles and eight books, including Pattern classification (2nd ed.) by Duda, Hart and Stork (Wiley); these have garnered over 72,000 scholarly citations and an h-index of 51, which places Stork in the top 0.03% of computer science authors (Google Scholar, 1/2019). He co-created and hosted 2001: HAL's Legacy, a documentary on artificial intelligence and computer science based on his book "HAL's Legacy: 2001's computer as dream and reality" (MIT Press). He holds 53 US patents.

Stork has spent decades as a corporate scientist and technologist in Silicon Valley, including as Chief Scientist of Ricoh Innovations and Fellow (technical Vice President) of Rambus, Inc., and has held board positions for six startup companies. He has worked in pattern recognition, computer vision, machine learning, computational optics, data science, human visual psychophysics, abstract mathematics, concurrency theory, theoretical mechanics, and several other technical fields, as well as corporate research management and strategy. He has led the design of algorithms for neural network and related machine learning silicon hardware, and is co-inventor of arguably the first commercially successful truly computational imaging systems, the Ricoh family of Extended Depth-of-Field (EDoF) cameras.

Stork's awards include several best-paper awards and the Industrial Distinguished Leader Award from the Asia Pacific Signal and Information Processing Association (APSIPA). He is a Fellow of IEEE, the Optical Society of America (OSA), the Society for Photographic Instrumentation and Engineering (SPIE), the Society for Imaging Science and Technology (IS&T), the International Association for Pattern Recognition (IAPR), and the International Academy, Research, and Industry Association (IARIA); he is also a Senior Member of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) and Member of the Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence (AAAI).