21 February 2023 (Tuesday)

02:00 – 03:00 PM (Beijing Time, GMT+8)

Meeting Room 443 B, South Wing of COE Building

SUSTech, Shenzhen, China

Organized by the IEEE Computational Intelligence Society Shenzhen Chapter.

Activity Aim & Talk

In this virtual activity, Professor Jie Lu will talk about concept drift detection, understanding and adaptation. Concept drift is known as an unforeseeable change in underlying streaming data distribution over time. The phenomenon of concept drift has been recognized as the root cause of decreased effectiveness in many decision-related applications. A promising solution for coping with persistent environmental change and avoiding system performance degradation is to build a detection and adaptive system. This talk will present a set of methods and algorithms that can effectively and accurately detect, understand, and adapt concept drift. The main contents include (1) competence models to indirectly measure variations in data distribution through changes in competence. By detecting changes in competence, differences in data distribution can be accurately detected and quantified, then further described in unstructured data streams; (2) algorithms for determining a drift region to identify when and where a concept drift takes place in a data stream, and a local drift degree measurement that can continuously monitor regional density changes; (3) methods for concept drift adaptation. The new algorithms and techniques can be applied to data-driven prediction and real-time decision support in complex real-world environment.

Meet the Speaker

Distinguished Professor Jie Lu, is a world-renowned scientist in the field of computational intelligence, primarily known for her work in concept drift, fuzzy transfer learning, recommender systems, and decision support systems. She is an IEEE Fellow, IFSA Fellow, and Australian Laureate Fellow. Currently, Prof Lu is the Director of the Australian Artificial Intelligence Institute (AAII) at University of Technology Sydney (UTS), Australia. She has published about 500 papers in leading journals and conferences; won 10 Australian Research Council (ARC) Discovery Projects as first chief investigator, and over 20 industry projects; and supervised 50 doctoral students to completion. Prof Lu serves as Editor-In-Chief for Knowledge-Based Systems and International Journal of Computational Intelligence Systems. She is a recognized keynote speaker, delivering over 40 keynote speeches at international conferences. She is the recipient of the IEEE Transactions on Fuzzy Systems Outstanding Paper Awards (2019 and 2022), NeurIPS2022 Outstanding Paper Award, Australia’s Most Innovative Engineer Award (2019), Australasian Artificial Intelligence Distinguished Research Contribution Award (2022), and Officer of the Order of Australia (AO) in the Australia Day 2023.