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A.I. & Cybersecurity

Programs Coming Fall 2020

Artificial Intelligence (A.I.)

Artificial Intelligence (A.I.) is a new, exciting field of computer science dedicated to realizing human behaviors on a computer. In this program, Fairmont students are introduced to basic search algorithms for problem-solving, knowledge representation and reasoning, pattern recognition, fuzzy logic, and neural networks. Students actively engage in course content, participate in online activities, and complete hands-on assignments to showcase their learning. Most importantly, students identify problems in today’s world and how artificial intelligence might be used to solve them.

A.I. PERCEPTION & HUMAN-COMPUTER INTERACTION

AUTOMATING INTERACTIONS VIA CHATBOTS

SEARCH TECHNOLOGY

MACHINE LEARNING & PROBLEM SOLVING

VIRTUAL FACILITATORS

DATA MINING

PBL & DESIGN THINKING

Cybersecurity

IT has transformed nearly everything (communication, government, healthcare, business, to name just a few!) in our day-to-day lives. But what do we want technology to do, and what do we not want it to do? Diving into the world of cybersecurity means thinking well beyond security passwords and grappling with some of our toughest, most urgent questions. Fairmont’s cybersecurity program offers a timely, comprehensive, and rigorous curriculum that provides students with the conceptual framework and readiness to respond to these challenges.

CRYPTOGRAPHY

CYBER CRIMES & DIGITAL FORENSICS

SECURITY ENGINEERING

MODERN DAY COMPUTING ENVIRONMENT

DATA PROTECTION & PRIVACY

REAL-WORLD CASE STUDIES

SPEAKER SERIES

Live webinars. Join us once a month and learn from the pros. Series will include:

  • Introduction to Artificial Intelligence and Cybersecurity
  • Design Thinking, Data and A.I., and Using A.I for Good.
  • Cybersecurity Common Threats, Social Engineering and Phishing, and Ways to Respond to Cyber Attacks.

Schedule

  • October 21, 2019
  • November 5, 2019
  • December 5, 2019
  • January 22, 2020
  • February 11, 2020
  • March 16, 2020

ADVISORS

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Neil Sahota

Adjunct Professor and Founder of AI Committee at United Nations

Neil Sahota (萨冠军) is an IBM Master Inventor, United Nations (UN) Artificial Intelligence (AI) subject matter expert, and Faculty at UC Irvine. With 20+ years of business experience, he works with clients and business partners to create next-generation products/solutions powered by emerging technology. His work experience spans multiple industries including legal services, healthcare, life sciences, retail, travel and transportation, energy and utilities, automotive, telecommunications, media/communication, and government. Moreover, Neil is one of the few people selected for IBM’s Corporate Service Corps leadership program that pairs leaders with NGOs to perform community-driven economic development projects. For his assignment, Neil lived and worked in Ningbo, China where he partnered with Chinese corporate CEOs to create a leadership development program.

In addition, Neil partners with entrepreneurs to define their products, establish their target markets, and structure their companies. He is a member of several investor groups like the Tech Coast Angels and assists startups with investor funding. Neil also serves as a judge in various startup competitions and mentor in several incubator/accelerator programs. He actively volunteers with nonprofits for event management, fundraising, grant reviews, and site visits. Neil is an active member of the UCI Alumni Association and serves on the Board of Directors for the Orange County Marathon, supporting their work with the OC Kids program in fighting childhood obesity.

Frank Ury

Technology Executive, Public Sector

Over 20 years of strong technical and executive management experience, including 10 years at Intel Corporation with leadership positions at AST Research and Black and Decker. Strong skills in visionary strategy, and an education background that includes an MBA from UC Irvine, an MSEE from the University of Southern California and a BSEE from Notre Dame.

Specialties: I have an extensive background in all operational aspects of running a 24/7 IT enterprise. For the past decade, I have created both strategic and short term plans, and have a proven track record of implementing them. My current budget is in excess of $10M (roughly 40% of the current IT budget), and I am maintaining this budget to a variance of less than ½ of 1%. Strong Program Management and ITIL skills.

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