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When we want to make life simpler or take care of large problems or need greater accuracy we turn to devices. Computers and machines programmed to control these processes can lead to greater capabilities than humans can possibly do on their own. Processing large data inputs now enable robots to operate machinery, applications to simplify and advance business practices, and DNA sequencing to reveal information about human health, agriculture, and environmental issues. Learn more from our speakers: Harleen Ghuttora, Program Coordinator at Genome Alberta; and Dr. Alejandro Ramirez-Serrano, Prof...
Expanding uses of DNA sequences
Harleen is a Program Coordinator (Health) at Genome Alberta, a publicly funded not-for-profit corporation that initiates, funds, and manages genomics research and partnerships. In her role, Harleen leads coordination for the development of genomics research projects in the health sector, including facilitation of collaborations between Academic researchers and end-user partners. In consultations with Alberta health stakeholders, these projects aim to develop cost-effective precision medicine tools to improve patient care through better diagnosis/treatment.
Robots' Intelligent Control
Dr. Ramirez-Serrano is the Founder and Director of the Autonomous Reconfigurable/Robotic Systems Laboratory (AR2S-Lab) at the Univ. of Calgary. His research activities are related to Intelligent Unmanned Vehicle Systems (UVS) – ground (UGVs) and aerial (UAVs). Dr. Alejandro Ramirez-Serrano is a professor in the Dept. of Mechanical & Manufacturing Engineering. He has served in many professional activities including: Board member of the Canadian Centre for Unmanned Vehicle Systems (CCUVS), served as judge in diverse robotic competitions, and as a member of the International Program Committee.