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With an intense new focus on its cybersecurity program, St. Bonaventure University welcomes New Zealand’s Dr. Paul S. Pang to campus this week as the Lenna Visiting Scholar for the spring semester.
Pang is the deputy director of the High Tech Transdisciplinary Research Network and Professor of Data Analytics at the Unitec Institute of Technology.
The Lenna Endowed Visiting Professorship, established in 1990, is funded through gifts from the late Betty S. Lenna Fairbank and Reginald A. Lenna of Jamestown. It is designed to bring scholars of stature in their field to St. Bonaventure University and Jamestown Community College for public lectures.
Pang obtained his Ph.D. in intelligent systems from Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China, in 2000. In 2003, he completed his postdoctoral research at Pohang University of Science and Technology (POSTECH), South Korea.
From July 2003 to March 2011, he was a senior research fellow and research center director at Knowledge Engineering and Discovery Research Institute (KEDRI), Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand. Dr Pang’s research interests include agent data mining, incremental and multi-task learning, SVM aggregating intelligence, intelligent systems and industry applications.
He is a professor in the Department of Computing at the Unitec Institute of Technology in New Zealand. He is also a principal researcher in the Decentralized Machine Learning Intelligence Laboratory (DMLI).
Pang is visiting St. Bonaventure and Jamestown Community College (JCC) this week for lectures and classroom discussions regarding his cutting-edge research in the field of machine learning, agent data mining, incremental and multi-task learning.
He also gave keynote talks this week on “Data Mining and its Applications to Business and Industry” at the President’s Roundtable at the JCC campuses in Jamestown and Olean.
Pang will share his keynote with members of the St. Bonaventure community at 4 p.m. Monday, April 23, in the Robert R. Jones Board of Trustees Room in Doyle Hall.
He will also participate earlier Monday in a series of workshops at SBU attended by a group of researchers and scientists discussing issues in cybersecurity.
Pang also will be on hand Tuesday morning for the ribbon cutting at the university’s new Western New York Cybersecurity Research Center, located in Doyle Hall.
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