题目：intelligent cyber-physical systems
in this talk, i will cover two main aspects. first, i will present theoretical and experimental research in designing and developing data-driven intelligent cyber-physical systems (cps) integrating symbolic ai and ml-based approaches. such systems require intelligent agents (i) to perceive, analyze and combine uncertain and inconsistent information from multi-model heterogeneous sources for deriving the true state of the world; (ii) to model, correlate, and make inferences about dispersed events from different sources for achieving situation awareness; (iii) to make decisions and to dynamically plan in order to act appropriately. second, i will present our recent research on providing explanations for an ai or ml model used in cps through a large project with five-university partners in which we carried out a field trial study at residential homes. i will then talk about the current research topics and challenges faced by explainable artificial intelligence (xai). a number of demos will be used to illustrate the application potentials of these research activities.
professor weiru liu holds chair of ai at the university of bristol. currently, she is co-director for the epsrc centre for doctoral training in future autonomous and robotic systems: towards ubiquity (farscope-tu), 2019-2028, and holds the university research fellowship currently. she had held a number of senior management positions at the faculty of engineering between 2017 to 2023 (associate dean for research and enterprise; engineering faculty research director and faculty international director). her research interests include, explainable ai, data-driven intelligent autonomous systems; cyber-physical systems; large-scale sensor network data analytics, and event modelling, reasoning and correlation in uncertain environments, with a wide range of applications such as security, healthcare, robotics.externally, she was a member of uk epsrc ict strategic advisory team (ict sat, 2017-2023); a member of uk higher education research excellence framework (ref2021) institutional environment pilot panel, and was turing fellow at the uk alan turing institute during 2021- 2023.