(Dec. 2, 2011) -- During a recent visit to the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) in Washington, D.C., Mo Jamshidi, UTSA Lutcher Brown Distinguished Chair of Electrical and Computer Engineering, briefed thousands of patent examiners employed by the federal government on new research in System of Systems Engineering (SoSE). SoSE occurs when systems programmed to do a task combine to form a complex system that can do more than the sum of its smaller components.
The scholar's presentation focused on cyber-physical SoSE research that Jamshidi conducted since 2006, resulting in three books. After presenting the basic concepts of the technology, Jamshidi surveyed its current and potential applications.
"This technology has vast implications for the patents of the 21st century from future combat missions and the smart energy grid to health-care systems and air-ground-marine transportation," said Jamshidi. "It also has applications to Earth observations and disasters such as hurricanes and tsunamis."
Jamshidi's engineering career spans more than four decades and includes time in academic, professional and government positions both in the United States and abroad. Throughout his career, he has conducted research on a variety of topics for the U.S. Air Force, Department of Energy, NASA and Sandia National Laboratories. His research has offered significant contributions to the research and development of large-scale complex systems, systems of systems and autonomous control.
Highlights include his work on the first generation of adaptive optics for the Hubble telescope, the engineering of nuclear breeder reactors, the Mars Pathfinder Project and the applications of robotics for energy efficiency. In 2009, the European Union invited Jamshidi to help launch System of Systems research programs among the European Union's 27 countries. The engineering professor's recent visit to the USPTO was sponsored by the National Intellectual Properties Society of Iranian-Americans, which builds bridges between American researchers and the USPTO to train and educate examiners on a timely basis.
The conference is dedicated to sharing recent knowledge and experiences gained in the area of Big Data by researchers in academia, industry and the government sectors within the areas of business, national security, infrastructure, healthcare and visualization.
H-E-B University Center Ballroom (HUC 1.104), Main Campus
Former National Security Advisor Susan Rice, via webcast, will examine America’s economic, political and security relations with China during CHINA Town Hall, an 80-city live discussion and Q&A on China and Sino-American relations.
Building Building, Richard Liu Auditorium (BB 2.01.02), Main Campus
The African American Studies program proudly presents William "Cruz" Shaw, San Antonio City Councilman and UTSA Alumnus. Event is free and open to the public.
University Center, Retama Auditorium (UC 2.02.02), Main Campus
The graduate fair is an opportunity for the UTSA student body and local San Antonio community to learn about graduate education opportunities. The event is free and open to the public.
H-E-B University Center Ballroom (1.104), Main Campus
President Taylor Eighmy is inviting all UTSA students to "Pizza With The Prez." Come grab a slice of pizza and take the opportunity to introduce yourself to the President. Pizza while supplies last.
Frio Street Building, Food Court Commons Area, Downtown Campus
President Taylor Eighmy is inviting all UTSA faculty and staff to "Tacos With Taylor." Take the opportunity to introduce yourself to the President at any one of these casual meet and greets.
Biotechnology, Science and Engineering Building atrium, Main Campus
The College of Engineering Student Council and the San Antonio Hispanic Chamber of Commerce host this fun and education event. Erika Camacho is the keynote speaker. Children and families are welcome.
East Campus Parking Lot, Valero Way, Main Campus
UTSA Arbor Day event where volunteers will plant trees and give away 100 sapling trees to neighbors in the surrounding communities.
Brackenridge Ave. Lot 5, Main Campus
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