Digital Lumens designs, manufactures, sells, and services intelligent building systems for industrial space around the world. We replace older lighting technology with energy efficient solid state lighting, often reducing the energy cost of lighting by 90%. The connected lighting system provides control of task lighting, and collects data on energy usage, occupancy, and environmental conditions. Once the facility is covered by this wireless sensor mesh, we add sensors specific to the customer’s industry, providing real-time measurement of temperature and relative humidity, hazardous gases, and other factors which affect both production and safety. Our customers use this data to inform critical business and process decisions.
Our Spring Industry Reception will be Wednesday, February 28 from 3-5 pm. It’s a great opportunity to talk with technical people from area companies about what they are doing as well as what opportunities they have for interns and new employees.
Language Technologies Seminar Series
What can be Accomplished with the State of the Art in Information Extraction?
Ralph Weischedel, Senior Scientist
Information Sciences Institute
Friday, March 2 at 3:30
We present three deployed applications where information extraction is being used, and note the common features of those applications that have already led to success. Thus, the state of the art is proving valuable for some applications. We also identify key research challenges whose solution seems essential for further successes. Since a few practical deployments already exist and since breakthroughs on particular challenges would greatly broaden the technology’s deployment, further research will yield even greater value.
Dr. Ralph Weischedel, a Senior Supervising Computer Scientist and Research Team Lead at the University of Southern California’s Information Sciences Institute, has diverse experience in Natural Language Processing and its application to Government needs. For over 30 years, he has led text understanding research, focusing on statistical learning algorithms. He has more than 120 papers, three patents, and a best paper award from the Association for Computational Linguistics (ACL) in Machine Translation. He is a Fellow of the ACL, a distinction held by barely more than 1% of ACL members. He has served as principal investigator on diverse efforts.
NOTE: Dr. Weishedel is from ISI’s Waltham Office, where they are looking for both CL and CS interns and new grads. ISI will also be at the Industry Reception on the 28th.