Professor Hai Zhuge was invited to give a talk in Room #109 in Mingli Builiding of the school on Sept. 6, 2018. The title of his talk is “Science and Philosophy in Cyber-Physical Society”. The talk was hosted by Professor Junsheng Zhou, the vice dean of the school.
The interconnection environment is evolving from cyberspace to the Cyber-Physical Society, consisting of three basic spaces: cyberspace, physical space and social space. This talk tries to answer the following questions: What are the nature and fundamental challenge of the movement? What is the methodology for guiding research and development? How does a Cyber-Physical-Social Intelligence (CPSI) emerge from cyber-physical society? This paper investigates the science and philosophy of CPSI through answering the following questions: What is the reality in Cyber-Physical Society? What are the basic methods for representing, managing and analyzing the reality? What is the relationship between the reality and knowledge? Can big data be transformed into knowledge to support intelligence? What is the cyber-physical-social infrastructure that supports the management and analysis of the reality and discovers, shares and innovates knowledge? What is the relationship between the reality and science paradigm? What is the nature and fundamental challenge of reality computing? What knowledge structure is used to analyze what pattern that reflects which part of the reality?
After the talk, Prof. Zhuge discussed with the audiences and answered their questions kindly. The audiences got much inspiration from the talk and the discussion.
Bio: Dr. Hai Zhuge is a Distinguished Scientist of ACM and a Fellow of British Computer Society. He was a distinguished speaker of Association of Computing Machinery, and was Associate Editor of the IEEE Intelligent Systems and Knowledge and Information Systems (Springer). His major research interest is to explore the fundamental issues on semantics, knowledge and dimension in a multi-disciplinary background. One of his contributions is semantic modelling. He created the Semantic Link Network model and the Resource Space Model and integrated them as a fundamental semantic space to support semantics-based management and exploration of various resource spaces. Research has established a uniform theory and method for modelling, organizing, retrieving, and managing both cyber objects and concepts so that various information services can be efficiently provided with understanding. A set of high-performance semantics-based distributed platforms was established to provide a self-organized and adaptive architecture for efficiently sharing and managing various cyber objects. His model, theory and method have been applied to many applications, including summarization, question answering and recommendation. In recent years, he is leading research towards a new science and engineering for Cyber-Physical Society.