Presentation is loading. Please wait.

Presentation is loading. Please wait.

IEEE Technical English Program Moshe Kam Pramod Abichandani Christopher Lester IEEE Educational Activities St. Petersburg, Russia 3 October, 2009 ver003.

Similar presentations


Presentation on theme: "IEEE Technical English Program Moshe Kam Pramod Abichandani Christopher Lester IEEE Educational Activities St. Petersburg, Russia 3 October, 2009 ver003."— Presentation transcript:

1 IEEE Technical English Program Moshe Kam Pramod Abichandani Christopher Lester IEEE Educational Activities St. Petersburg, Russia 3 October, 2009 ver003

2 2 Why are we here? l The Russia NW Section has organized a successful Technical English Program l The IEEE Educational Board is supporting the program l Through workshops to students which provide an opportunity to engage in English- only conversation on technical matters l This is the fourth time EAB works on such a program

3 3 Short History of the Transportation Method l Proposed by French Mathematician Gaspard Monge in 1781 l Solved by Russian mathematician Leonid Kantarovich (St. Petersburg, Moscow, 1986) May 2008

4 4 Leonid Kantarovich l Russian mathematician and economist l Theory and techniques for the optimal allocation of resources l Nobel Prize in Economics in 1975 l Kantorovich was given the task of optimizing production in a plywood industry in the USSR l Came up (1939) with the mathematical technique now known as linear programming (advanced by George Dantzig) l The Mathematical Method of Production Planning and Organization l The Best Uses of Economic Resources l The Bank of Sweden Prize in Economic Sciences, which he shared with Tjalling Koopmans, was given "for their contributions to the theory of optimal allocation of resources." May 2008

5 5 The Least Cost Method w1w1 w2w2 w3w3 w4w4 f1f1 67 f2f2 21 f3f3 9 Cost: 6x30 + 7x10 + 2x20 + 1x20 + 9x25 = 535 Feasible, not necessarily optimal Worse than the Northwest Corner approach Demonstrates that being least cost at every step does NOT guarantee being least cost overall l 20 l 30 l 10 l 25 May 2008

6 6 Real vs. artificial neurons l axon l dendrites l synapse l cell lx0lx0 lxnlxn lw0lw0 lwnlwn lolo l Threshold unit May 2008

7 7 Artificial Neurons lx0lx0 lxnlxn lw0lw0 lwnlwn lolo l Threshold unit May 2008

8 8 Who is EAB? l One of the major Boards of IEEE l Serving the public as well as 380,000 members l Devoted to Education l Operates worldwide on pre-university, university-level and continuing education l Active in accreditation of educational programs

9 9 IEEE Board of Directors IEEE Assembly IEEE Members Educational Activities Technical Activities Member and Geographical Activities IEEE-USA Standards Association Publication Services and Products Regions and Sections Divisions and Societies

10 10 IEEE Educational Activities Board 2008

11 11 Who is here from EAB l Volunteers – Pramod Abichandani, Christopher Lester, Moshe Kam l Drexel University l Staff Members – Douglas Gorham and Charles Hickman l Educational Activities Department

12 12 Who else is with us? l Volunteers from Regions 8 and 9 who are interested in starting a TEP in their own Sections l Croatia l France l Hungary l Iraq l Jordan l Lebanon l R. Macedonia l Morocco l Nigeria l Portugal l Qatar l Romania l Russia l Saudi Arabia l Tunisia l Turkey l United Arab Emirates l United States l Uruguay

13 13 How will we work today? l We are organized in groups based on tables l Each table has a moderator l Each table is invited to select a name l We suggest a name of a city l We will engage in a number of activities l Hopefully these will be interesting l Each table will get points for performance l At the end of the day we will have a winner and a runner-up l It will all be conducted in ENGLISH

14 14 English only, please

15 15 ActivityStartEndModerator Welcome9:009:15Moshe Kam Activity 1: Puzzles 9:1510:15Pramod Abichandani Coffee Break10:1510:30 Activity 2: Hand Recognition 10:3012:00Christopher Lester Agenda

16 16 ActivityStartEndModerator The IEEE student branch 13:0013:15Pramod Abichandani Activity 3: Identify the Mystery Person 13:1514:00Moshe Kam Activity 4: Ethics debate 14:0015:15Moshe Kam Coffee Break15:1515:30 Activity 5: Identify the Stolen Painting 15:3016:30Moshe Kam Final results and adjournment 16:3016:50Douglas Gorham

17 17 ActivityRelated Area of Practice PuzzlesLogic Hand Recognition Biometrics, decision theory Identify the Mystery Person History of science and technology Ethics debateEthics and professionalism Identify the Stolen Painting Artificial Intelligence

18 18 Activity 1: Puzzles

19 19 Activity 1: Puzzles l Groups of two l Use PUZZLE SOLUTION FORM l Fill in your Table name/number and your own names

20 20 Puzzles Activity l Each group solves two puzzles l Work on the simple (short) puzzle first l Group analyzes the problem and provides a written solution on the PUZZLE SOLUTION FORM to table moderator l Group makes itself ready to present to everybody… l What the problem was l What the solution is

21 21 Activity 2: Biometrics

22 22 General l Work in groups of 4 l Use Forms: l BIOMETRIC MEASUREMENTS form (4 for each person) l CLASSIFYING UNKNOWN SAMPLES form l Unknown sample …. Matches database samples … and … l Envelope marked DATA BASE and an envelope marked TESTING SET

23 23 Part 1: get your right hand measured l Measure your own right hand and have three other people measure your own right hand l Record all measurements of your right hand on the four BIOMETRIC MEASUREMENTS forms that you have received l Do not swap forms with other people! l You may want to calculate the mean and standard deviation of each one of your four measurements

24 24 How do you measure your hand? Measurement A: From index fingertip to bottom knuckle

25 25 How do you measure your hand? Measurement B: Width of ring finger, measured across top knuckle

26 26 How do you measure your hand? Measurement C: Width of palm across four bottom knuckles

27 27 How do you measure your hand? Measurement D: Width of palm from middle knuckle of thumb across hand

28 28 4 players create a total of 16 samples

29 29 Part 2: create a DATABASE and a TESTING SET l Put the two BIOMETRIC MEASUREMENTS forms marked DATABASE in the envelope marked DATABASE l Put the two BIOMETRIC MEASUREMENTS forms marked TESTING SET in the envelope marked TESTING SET

30 30 DatabaseTesting set 4 Samples per participant 2 samples go here 8 samples will accumulate here 4 players create a total of 16 samples

31 31 Part 3: create a classification rule l Decide how to deal with a BIOMETRIC MEASUREMENTS form of unknown source l Create a mathematical and/or logical rule l What calculations to perform in order to associate the unknown-source form correctly with DATABASE samples of the same hand l Test your rule on your groups TESTING SET and DATABASE

32 32 Part 4: exchange sets with a group at another table (give them both envelopes and receive from them two envelopes) l Use the rule you have created to associate each sample from the TESTING SET with one (or no) sample in the DATABASE l Use the CLASSIFYING UNKNOWN SAMPLES form to record your answer l When done, submit to moderator

33 33 Measuring a hand A A B B C C D D

34 34 Activity 3: Name the Mystery Person

35 35 Activity 3: Name the Mystery Person l Born in 1601 (or perhaps 1607) l Known for his Little Theorem and Last Theorem l Died in Toulouse

36 36 Name the Mystery Person l Made notable contributions to analytic geometry, probability, and optics l Developed close collaboration with Blaise Pascal l Born in 1601 (or perhaps 1607) l Known for his Little Theorem and Last Theorem l Died in Toulouse

37 37 Our Mystery Person is Pierre de Fermat l Made notable contributions to analytic geometry, probability, and optics l Developed close collaboration with Blaise Pascal l Born in 1601 (or perhaps 1607) l Known for his Little Theorem and Last Theorem l Died in Toulouse

38 38 Activity 3: Name the Mystery Person l Work in groups of 2 l Use Identify the Mystery Person – guidelines

39 39 Create a Fact Sheet on the Mystery Person l You were given the biography of a person l Keep the identity of the person secret from people in other tables l Feel free to add biographical facts you are aware of but avoid matters about which you are not perfectly sure

40 40 Decide on a Fact Sheet for your Table l You will be working in groups of 2, to create 10 statements about the mystery person l When you are done preparing your 10 statements, decide with your colleagues which person of the four persons your table has been working on would be most difficult to identify l Use this person for the presentation

41 41 l Each table presents the facts orally, one by one, to the rest of the players l stops when the identity of the person is revealed by a person from another table l The table gets more points if its person remains unidentified for a longer period l The table loses points if it makes a wrong guess l Every table is allowed two guesses

42 42 Activity 4: an Ethics Debate

43 43 Activity 4: an Ethics Debate l Each table received an article followed by a question on ethics l Background l Binary question: Yes or No l Was the municipality ethical in building the polluting factory in the poorest neighborhood in the city? l Discuss the background l Discuss the arguments for responding with a Yes and with a No l Appoint a speaker to present the background and a speaker for each one of the opposing viewpoints l Total of three

44 44 Presentation l Background narrator and two advocates will be selected at random from the two tables that dealt with the same ethical problem l Points will be given according to the completeness and elegance of presentation

45 45 Activity 5 Identify the Stolen Painting… "Poppies near Vétheuil" (1879), by Claude Monet, stolen from a from the Buehrle Foundation museum in Zurich

46 46 Background l You are helping a detective who is visiting galleries and auctions to identify stolen paintings l The detective is trying to be inconspicuous l S/he uses a 10-sentence description of the stolen paintings s/he is searching for l …glancing at it from time to time

47 47 We will use two following forms l STOLEN PAINTING QUESTIONNAIRE l One for each pair plus one for the whole table l STOLEN PAINTING DESCRIPTION FORM l One for the whole table

48 48 Part 1: create a questionnaire l Work in groups of 2 to create 10 questions that will help identify a painting l The answers to these 10 questions will be used to create a painting description for the detective l Should take 20 minutes l Consult with the rest of the group to decide on a single questionnaire submitted by the table l Use the form marked STOLEN PAINTING QUESTIONNAIRE

49 49 Examples l Is the painting signed by the painter? l Possible answer: the painting is signed by the painter on the bottom right hand side l Describe the people in the painting l Possible answer: there are no people in this painting l Possible answer: there are two girls and an old woman in the painting

50 50 Part 2: use your questionnaire l You will be given a postcard of a stolen painting l Answer the 10 questions you created using the STOLEN PAINTING QUESTIONNAIRE l Use the STOLEN PAINTING DESCRIPTION FORM to record the answers l One per table

51 51 Example 1. The painting is rectangular (layout Landscape) 2. The painters name is signed on bottom left 3. This is clearly an Impressionistic painting 4. This is an indoors scene 5. There is a lot of blue in the background 6. …

52 52 Part 3: Moderators are given painting descriptions from other tables l Each moderator views potentially stolen paintings on display l Using the written description, each moderator identifies the stolen painting described or declares that it is not on display l The moderators table gets 50 points for a correct answer l The table that created a description gets 50 points if the description led to a correct answer

53 53 Questions and Comments ?


Download ppt "IEEE Technical English Program Moshe Kam Pramod Abichandani Christopher Lester IEEE Educational Activities St. Petersburg, Russia 3 October, 2009 ver003."

Similar presentations


Ads by Google