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Christian W. Omlin

Christian Omlin joined CAIR in September 2018. He has previously taught at the University of South Africa, University of the Witwatersrand, Middle East Technical University, University of the South Pacific, University of the Western Cape and Stellenbosch University. Much of his research focuses on architectures, learning algorithms, hybrid systems and knowledge representation in neural networks for time series classification with applications to human-computer interaction (e.g. sign language interpretation), security (e,g, network intrusion and fraud detection), safety (e.g. prediction of rock falls in mines), astronomy (e.g. variable star classification), bioconservation (e.g. mangrove monitoring with drones), and health care. Beyond his immediate technical interests in artificial intelligence, he is fascinated by deeper questions of (universal) consciousness and being. He received his PhD from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and his MEng from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich in 1995 and 1987, respectively.