Michael Phillipus, ARM, Director of Risk Management with Occidental Petroleum Corporation, will be the Risk Manager in Residence with the Department of Finance and Insurance this year.
His presentation, titled “A Risk Manager’s Career Retrospective” will be held on Monday, October 24, 2016 from 3:00-4:00 pm in WB 144.
This presentation is open to the entire campus and local community.
Department of Computer Science - Ball State UniversityColloquium Series 2016-17
Wednesday, October 26, 2016, 3:00 PM, RB 104
Opportunities and Challenges in Global Network Cameras
ECE Purdue University
Abstract: Millions of network cameras have been deployed. Many of these cameras provide publicly available data, continuously streaming live views of national parks, city halls, streets, highways, and shopping malls. A person may see multiple tourist attractions through these cameras, without leaving home. Researchers may observe the weather in different cities. Using the data, it is possible to observe natural disasters at a safe distance. News reporters may obtain instant views of an unfolding event. A spectator may watch a celebration parade from multiple locations using street cameras. Despite the many promising applications, the opportunities of using global network cameras for creating multimedia content have not been fully exploited. The opportunities also bring forth many challenges. Managing the large amount of data would require fundamentally new thinking. The data from network cameras are unstructured and have few metadata describing the content. Searching the relevant content would be a challenge. Because network cameras continuously produce data, processing must be able to handle the streaming data. This imposes stringent requirements of the performance. In this presentation, I will share the experience building a software system that aims to explore the opportunities using the data from global network cameras. This cloud-based system is designed for studying the worldwide phenomena using network cameras. It provides an event-based API (application programming interface) and is open to researchers to analyze the data for their studies. The cloud computing engine can scale in response to the needs of analysis programs.It is one of my speeches as an ACM distinguished speaker:http://dsp.acm.org/view_lecture.cfm?lecture_id=7863
MILLER COLLEGE RESEARCH COLLOQUIUM
Predicting Opportunity Recognition: The Effect of Problem Construction Ability and Intelligence
12:00 - 1:15 p.m., Wednesday, November 2, 2016Whitinger Building room 145, Hall of Fame Conference RoomRSVP before October 24 to firstname.lastname@example.org
Presented by Ronda SmithAssistant Professor of Management
Previous research on creativity and problem solving is integrated and applied to the study of opportunity recognition in the entrepreneurial domain. In two studies of undergraduate business students, we tested the influence of general mental ability (intelligence) and problem construction ability (PCA) as predictors of opportunity recognition outcomes. Results suggest that problem construction ability moderates the relationship between intelligence and opportunity recognition abilities.
About Ronda Smith
Ronda M. Smith earned her Ph.D. in Entrepreneurship from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and is currently employed as an Assistant Professor teaching in the Entrepreneurship Program at Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana. She holds degrees in Business Administration (B.S.) and Industrial-Organizational Psychology (M.S.). Her research includes the nexus of human resources/organizational behavior and entrepreneurial, creative and innovative environments with a particular emphasis on developing knowledge, skills, and abilities. Her research has been presented at many conferences and published in the Journal of Occupational Health Psychology, theAustralian Journal of Career Development, the Academy of Marketing Studies Journal and Education + Training.
Are you interested in exploring concepts of leadership while studying abroad in Ireland over Spring Break 2017? The Office of Student Life is offering a 3 credit hour course, Special Topics in Leadership: Dublin, Ireland - Spring Break 2017!
Join us for an information session to learn more about this exciting learning opportunity:
Information Session 1: Thursday, October 20th, 11:00-11:30 AM, Student Center 146
Information Session 2: Wednesday, October 26th, 2:00-2:30 PM, Student Center 146
Study Abroad Fair: Thursday, November 3rd, 4:00-7:00 PM, Yuhas Room, Student Center 102