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Delta Omega Tech Lecture

Dr. Barry Smyth of the University College Dublin, an internationally recognized leader in technology development, will be the featured guest speaker for the 2013 Delta Omega Lecture at 12 (noon) on Friday, Feb. 22.

The lecture, titled "From the Sensor Web to Big Data: How the World of the Sensor Web Is Transforming How We Live, Work, and Play," is sponsored by the Arnold School of Public Health.  It is free and open to the public and the University community, and will be held at the Russell House Theater.

Dr. Smyth holds the Digital Chair of Computer Science at the University College Dublin. He is the director of CLARITY: The Centre for Sensor Web Technologies, a Science Foundation Ireland-funded Centre for Science and Engineering Technologies.

Dr. Smyth's research includes recommender systems, services that attempt to learn about a person's needs and then present a more personalized online experience based on these needs. Amazon, for example, uses recommender systems to suggest new products to purchase based on my past behaviors..

A Fellow of the European Coordinating Committee for Artificial Intelligence, Dr. Smyth is also a co-founder, director and chief scientist at ChangingWorlds Ltd. His research covers a broad set of topics within artificial intelligence.

Dr. Smyth recently was featured in a "UCD Faces of Research" video. His profile is available at .

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