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Dr. Mario Aguila To Address Phi Beta Kappa on November 16

November 12, 2002 -- The 2002 Fall Fellowship Fest of the Northeast Alabama Association of Phi Beta Kappa will be held on November 16 (10:00 A.M.-12:30 P.M.) in the President's Dining Hall located in the Jack Hopper Cafeteria on the Jacksonville State Campus.

The speaker will be Dr. Mario Aguilar, a JSU graduate who after receiving his Ph.D. from Boston University worked with the Sensor Exploitation Group at MIT Lincoln Laboratory and is now a member of the JSU computer science faculty. He is a popular professor who will take general questions after the talk about the often-mystifying computers in our lives.

For the past two years, a team at the Knowledge Systems Laboratory of the MCIS Department at JSU has been pursuing the development of a Medical Diagnosis System that aims to reduce radiologistís workload and increase efficiency. Furthermore, the system has been designed to learn from the user and assist in diagnosis. In his talk, Dr. Aguilar will describe how this systemís architecture and functionality have been designed based on well-understood principles of neural anatomy and human behavior. The result is that this approach has allowed the design of a very flexible and powerful platform for diagnosis.

Dr. Aguilar joined Jacksonville State University in August, 1999 as an associate professor in the MCIS and Psychology Departments. He received his B.S. from Jacksonville State University and his M.A. and Ph.D. degrees from the Cognitive and Neural Systems department at Boston University.


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