September 2005
Issue #12

Submission deadline for the next issue: November 20, 2005
Submission Guidelines

  As you read this message you should have received voting ballots including the statements and biographies of the candidates running in the IEEE Annual Election.

  This issue of the IEEE SMCS eNewsletter features three research reports, four TC reports, and a wonderful conference progress report about SMC’05 by Mo Jamshidi in the Features corner.

  SMC Transactions Tables of Contents

Recent Publications of SMC Society Members

  Welcome to 2005 IEEE SMC International Conference – HAWAII 05

Introduction to Embedded Intelligent System Lab. at NCCU, Taiwan

On the Dynamic Pattern Analysis, Discovery and Recognition

Development of Face Recognition Techniques at
NEC Laboratories

Introduction of TC on Industrial Applications (Systems)

IEEE SMC Systems Safety & Security TC

Technical Committee on Conflict Resolution

SMCS Technical Committee
on Knowledge Acquisition in Intelligent Systems

Recent Ph.D. Theses
  Recent Ph.D. Theses

  Three Faculty Openings for the rank of Assistant, Associate and/or Full Professor, Department of Electrical and Control Engineering, National Chiao-Tung University, Taiwan

  Conferences sponsored by the SMC Society

Back Issues
  Back Issues


Recent Ph.D. Theses

Co-advisors: Ellen Bass and Stephanie Guerlain

  • Michael E. Smoot
    Analyzing, exploring, and visualizing near-optimal protein sequence alignments

Advisor: Don Brown

  • John Brence
    Analysis of Robust Measures for Random Forest Regression
  • Marc Breton
    Robustness and Application of Time Series Classification in ADHD Diagnosis and Change Detection
  • Jeff Schamburg
    A Modified Response Surface Methodology for Knowledge Discovery

Advisor: Diane J. Cook

  • Edwin O. Heierman
    Using information-theoretic principles to discover interesting episodes in a time-ordered input sequence
  • Jeff Coble
    Relational discovery in sequentially-connected data streams: Efficient algorithms for lossless pattern discovery and change detection
  • G. Michael Youngblood
    Automating inhabitant interactions in home and workplace environments through data-driven generation of hierarchical partially-observable Markov decision processes

Advisor: Larry Hall

  • Tong Luo
    Scaling Up Support Vector Machines with Application to Plankton Recognition

Advisor: Mo Jamshidi

  • Tao Song
    Intelligent enhancement and recognition in magnetic resonance imaging
  • Yan Wang
    Intelligent pattern recognition and remote sensing
  • Jingyu Liu
    Cardiac output modeling and simulation using soft computing

Advisor: Chin-Teng Lin

  • Allen (Ruei-Cheng) Wu
    EEG-Based Assessment of Driver Cognitive Responses and Its Application to Driving Safety

Advisor: Gregg Rothermel and Stuart Rubin

  • James Law
    Path-Based Dynamic Impact Analysis

Advisor: Hideyuki Takagi

  • Miho Ohsaki
    A study on the compensation for hearing impairment based on evolutionary computation
  • Kei Ohnishi
    A study on search points generating mechanisms in evolutionary computation

Voting materials for the 2005 IEEE Annual Election are available on-line at: Three SMC members are on the ballot. They are :

James M. Tien
Candidate for IEEE President
Bill Gruver

Candidate for Division X Director
Ferial El Hawary

Candidate for Region 7 Director

This year, there are three candidates competing for the 2006 IEEE President-Elect.
Please see the position statement of each candidate by clicking their names.

Leah H. Jamieson
Gerald H. Peterson
James M. Tien

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The IEEE SMC Distinguished Lecturer Program provides opportunities for SMCS members to meet and interact with the following lecturers for the year 2005:

Speaker: Donald E. Brown
Title: Learning from Simulations
Speaker: William A. Gruver
Title: Distributed Intelligent Systems: Technologies and Applications
Speaker: Lawrence O. Hall
Title: Learning from Large Amounts of Data
Speaker: Tsu-Tian Lee
Title: Intelligent Transportation Systems
Speaker: Daniel S. Yeung
Title: Feature and Sample Reduction for Classification Problems
Speaker: Mengchu Zhou
Title 1: Deadlock Control in Automated Manufacturing Systems
Title 2: Clustered Water and Bio-signal Networks - an Emerging Area for Systems, Man and Cybernetics Research

For more information about the DL program please visit DLP website

Call for Applications and Recommendations for Distinguished Lecturers

The IEEE SMC Society is accepting applications and recommendations for Distinguished Lecturers, Distinguished Lecturers Program (Please visit DLP websiteand the links therein). The successful candidates will be appointed for a two year term to begin January 1, 2006, with a possible two year extension. Potential applicants are encouraged to send a biosketch, abstracts of two lectures, and availability for lectures in 2006 to the Vice President of Memberships, Tsu-Tian Lee

The successful candidate must be a member of the SMC Society in good
standing. All applications must be received prior to November 1, 2005.

2005 WSC registration is now open!

The 2005 Winter Simulation Conference registration is now open. Take advantage of the early registration savings and come join us in Orlando, Florida (USA), December 4-7, 2005. Read More

Congratulations to the following members of the SMC Society who were elevated to the IEEE Senior Member grade at the last meeting of the IEEE Admission and Advancement Review Panel.

June 2005 Senior Member
Qilian Liang
Jean-Christophe Olivo-Marin
Stanko Strmcnik
Tao Zhang

August 2005 Senior Member
Charles J. Kim
Joseph O. Palmiter

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