Deborah Cannon, Host Site
INCOSE - Los Angeles Chapter
(310) 336-8341
(714) 477-3755 (mobile)

October 8, 2019, 5:15-7:30 pm PT
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The Aerospace Corp. Bldg D8, Rm 1010
200 North Aviation Blvd.
El Segundo, CA 90245 

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INCOSE-LA October 8 Speaker Meeting
Systems Engineering: An Enabler for Artificial Intelligence
with Rick Hefner PhD, Caltech

ABSTRACT:  Artificial Intelligence (AI) is being increasingly applied to develop high-performance systems specialized for particular problem domains (e.g., image and speech understanding). These "knowledge-based" systems rely on large amounts of problem-specific knowledge and heuristics. This presentation will review current AI knowledge-based applications and discuss SE principles required for their design and implementation. In addition, the possibilities of using AI to support systems engineering will be discussed.

BIOGRAPHY:  Rick Hefner, Ph.D. Program Director, Caltech Center for Technology and Management Education

      5:15-5:30  Sign-in/Registration
      5:30-6:00  Networking Introductions* & RefreshmentS
      6:10-6:15  Introduction
      6:15-6:30  WG Presentation (TBD)
      6:30-7:30  Guest Speaker Presentation and Q&A
*INCOSE-LA is hosting a Networking Initiative to take full advantage of our networking time, please arrive on time for introductions and announcements.  

COST:  INCOSE Individual Members and Students: FREE
               Virtual attendees: FREE
              CAB Associate Members: $5.
              Non-Members: $10.

WHERE:  HOST VENUE:The Aerospace Corporation, Bldg D8, Room 1010, 200 N. Aviation Blvd., El Segundo, CA 90245, only 40 seats available;  Host: Deborah Cannon, 310-336-8341 (office), 714-477-3755 (cell).  Refreshments will be provided at this site.

Aerospace (Host Site) reservations close Monday September 30th. We apologize for the inconvenience, but we must observe the security procedures of our host site. For remote venues and virtual attendance please RSVP by noon Monday September 7th. Virtual Attendance instructions will be emailed the morning of the meeting.

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