IEEE Signal Processing Society (SPS) Bangladesh and Chapter IEEE Bangladesh Section along with IEEE BUET Student Branch successfully arranged IEEE Signal Processing Society (SPS) Distinguished Lecturer Program 2019 The program was scheduled at 12 pm, 18 December, 2019 at the Department of EEE, Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology, Dhaka, Bangladesh. The lecture was attended by 35 participants including 30 IEEE members.
- Event Name: IEEE Signal Processing Society Distinguished Lecturer Program 2019
- Date: 18 December, 2019.
- Venue: Department of EEE, Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology, Dhaka, Bangladesh.
- Number of Participants: 35 (7 from IEEE BUET Student Branch, i.e. 20%)
- Percentage of IEEE Members among participants: 85.71%
- Lecture Title: Modeling and Learning Social Influence from Opinion Dynamics Under Attack
- Distinguished Lecturer (DL): Dr. Anna Scaglione, Professor, Arizona State University (ASU), USA, FIEEE
The program is inaugurated by the brief speech of IEEE Bangladesh section chair Professor Dr. Celia Shahnaz. And the distinguish lecture session is initiated by introducing the distinguished lecturer Prof Dr. Anna Scaglione, Arizona State University (ASU), USA. The session started at 12pm.
In her lecture she focused on opinion dynamics models aim at capturing the phenomenon of social learning through public discourse. While a functioning society should converge towards common answers, the reality often is characterized by divisions and polarization. This talk reviewed the key models that capture social learning and its vulnerabilities. In particular, she reviewed models that explain the effect of bounded confidence and social pressure from zealots (i.e. fake new sources) and showed how very simple models can explain the trends observed when social learning is subject to these phenomena. She also described their influence exposes trust different agents place on each other and introduced new learning algorithms that can estimate how agents influence each other. Participants were engaged throughout the session with their inseparable mind and sharing innovative ideas. She concluded that session at 1:30pm.
The lecture was attended by 7 members of the executive committee of IEEE BUET Student Branch. The students participated in the Q&A session after the lecture and got the chance to interact with the distinguished professor. They also inquired about current research trends in that field and the speaker happily responded.
A group photo of the attendees with the lecturer and organizers had been captured at the end of the session. The Chair of the IEEE Bangladesh Section presented the concluding remarks and thanked the lecturer as well as the attendees for attending the session.