Coast to Coast Seminar Series: "Cognitive Dynamic Systems"

Tuesday, November 3, 2009
11:30 - 12:30

Dr. Simon Haykin
McMaster University


In this lecture, I will describe a new generation of engineering systems with cognition as the enabler.

I will begin by describing the perception-action cycle that is basic to the visual brain. Then I will demonstrate how cognitive information (signal) processing is so basic to the underlying theory and design of:

- cognitive radio;

- cognitive radar; and

- cognitive mobile assistants,

which constitute the three pillars of my research program.

I will finish the lecture by doing two things:

- present new and exciting results on cognitive tracking radar and thereby demonstrate the power of cognition; and

- describe my vision on future research on Cognitive Dynamic Systems.