Prof. Edward Szczerbicki

University of Newcastle, Newcastle, Australia

Set of Experience and Decisional DNA: 
Toward "Brains for Machines"

(progress in last decade and future steps)

Abstract: The concept of Decisional DNA is decade old. This presentation introduces the initial idea of Set of Experience Knowledge Structure, its advancement into Decisional DNA, and its many real life applications in such divers domains as medicine, maintenance, energy, smart TV, robotics, and data mining. The most current and future research steps into Industry 4.0 and Internet of Things are also discussed.

Biographical note: Prof Szczerbicki has had very extensive experience in the area of intelligent systems development over an uninterrupted 30 year period, 20 years of which he spent in the top systems research centers in the USA, UK, Germany, and Australia. In this area he contributed to the understanding of information and knowledge management in systems operating in environments characterized by informational uncertainties. He has published 300+ refereed papers with more than 1000 citations. His DSc degree (1993) and the Title of Professor (2006) were gained in the area of information science for his international published contributions. The research of prof. Szczerbicki contributes significantly to the area of smart information use in modeling and development of intelligent systems. With his papers published in the beginning of the nineties in "IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man and Cybernetics" he developed autonomous systems based on information processing for the purposes of intelligent decision support. This was his unique contribution to the emerging cross-disciplinary research area of smart information use for which information and knowledge have a value, are treated as a resource, and are the basis for intelligent decision making. Prof. Szczerbicki was invited to serve as a Board Member of International Academic Advisory Council for Natural and Artificial Intelligence Systems Organization (NAISO), Canada. He was also invited to join Editorial Boards of Cognitive Processing, Knowledge-Based Intelligent Engineering Systems, Cybernetics and Systems and Management and Control. His academic experience includes ongoing positions with Gdansk University of Technology, Gdansk, Poland; Strathclyde University, Glasgow, Scotland; The University of Iowa, Iowa City, USA; University of California, Berkeley, USA; and The University of Newcastle, Newcastle Australia.