Invited Lectures, Seminars, and Colloquia

 

Related to Biomedical Engineering/Science (with focus on Ophthalmology), and Smart Service Systems

  • Fink W (2 Oct 2016) The Pupil: A Gateway to the Brain; invited speaker at the “Okularfest 2016” at Caltech, Pasadena, CA
  • Fink W (14 Apr 2016) To See or Not to See…; invited talk at Splendido (Continuing Care Retirement Community), Oro Valley, AZ
  • Fink W (6 Apr 2016) Novel electric stimulation paradigm for artificial vision implants; invited talk at the NeuroTech San Francisco 2016 Conference, San Francisco, April 5-6, 2016
  • Fink W (12 Nov 2015) Smart Service Systems for Artificial Vision, Tele-Ophthalmology, and Space Exploration; invited talk at the School of Electrical, Computer and Energy Engineering, Arizona State University
  • Fink W (4 Oct 2015) Smart Ophthalmics: An Innovative Platform for Smart Mobile- and Tele-Health; invited speaker at the “Okularfest 2015” at Caltech, Pasadena, CA
  • Fink W (6 Mar 2015) 3D Visual Field Test as a Prime Example of Tele-Ophthalmology on Earth and in Space; invited speaker at the 12th Annual World Congress of the Society for Brain Mapping and Therapeutics, Los Angeles
  • Fink W (21 Nov 2014) Making Full Use of the High-Resolution Image Capability of Smartphones to Collect Data through Ophthalmic Devices for Smart Mobile- and Tele-Health; invited poster presentation at the invitation-only MIT-NSF Workshop: “Smarter Service Systems through Innovation Partnerships and Transdisciplinary Research,” Cambridge, MA
  • Fink W (18 Nov 2014) Worldwide-accessible Comprehensive Visual Field Test & Diagnosis System & Smartphone-based Ophthalmic Examination Devices; invited talk and participation on the Telemedicine Pioneers Panel at the Western Pennsylvania Healthcare Summit, Cranberry Township, PA
  • Fink W (5 Oct 2014) Visualization of Optical Eye Defects; invited speaker at the “Okularfest 2014” at Caltech, Pasadena, CA
  • Fink W (6 Oct 2013) Artificial Vision; invited speaker at the “Okularfest 2013” at Caltech, Pasadena, CA
  • Fink W (29 Aug 2013) Comprehensive Visual Field Test & Diagnosis System in Support of Astronaut Health and Performance; invited talk at NSBRI Sensorimotor Worskhop on “Towards Integrated Countermeasures”, Houston, TX
  • Fink W (28 Aug 2013) From Artificial Vision to Autonomous Missions; invited talk at the ECE Department, Rice University, Houston, TX
  • Fink W (16 Jul 2013) Comprehensive Visual Field Test & Diagnosis System in Support of Astronaut Health and Performance; invited talk at NSBRI, Houston, TX
  • Fink W (15 Jul 2013) Comprehensive Visual Field Test & Diagnosis System in Support of Astronaut Health and Performance; invited talk at NASA/Wyle, Houston, TX
  • Fink W (20 Dec 2012) To See or Not to See… Detection, Diagnosis, and Remedies for Eye Disorders; invited talk at Carl Zeiss, Jena, Germany
  • Fink W (7 Oct 2012) Worldwide Accessible Comprehensive Visual Field Testing; invited speaker at the “Okularfest 2012” at Caltech, Pasadena, CA
  • Fink W (21 May 2012) To See or Not to See: Detection, Diagnosis, and Remedies for Eye Disorders; invited seminar Dept. of Bioengineering, Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science, UCLA
  • Fink W (13 Aug 2009) To See or Not to See: Detection, Diagnosis, and Remedies for Eye Disorders; Neuromorphic Engineering Student Society (NESS), California Institute of Technology
  • Fink W (30 Sep 2009) Biomimetic Image Processing; invited guest lecture for BME-452 class at the School of Biomedical Engineering at the University of Southern California
  • Fink W (17 Sep 2008) Biomimetic Image Processing; invited guest lecture for BME-452 class at the School of Biomedical Engineering at the University of Southern California
  • Fink W (12 Mar 2008) To See or Not to See… Detection, Diagnosis, and Remedies for Eye Disorders; invited guest lecture at the Health Science Center at the University of Texas at Houston
  • Fink W (2 Mar 2008) To See or Not to See…; invited Plenary Speaker at the IEEE Aerospace Conference, Big Sky, Montana
  • Fink W, Kornfield JA, Grubbs RH (11 Feb 2008) To See or Not to See...Detection, Diagnosis, and Remedies for Eye Disorders; Expert Panel Presentation at the Executive Forum, California Institute of Technology
  • Fink W (27 Sep 2007) Biomimetic Image Processing; invited guest lecture for BME-452 class at the School of Biomedical Engineering at the University of Southern California
  • Fink W (22 March 2007) To See or Not to See...; invited guest lecture for the GATE Program at the Newport-Mesa Unified School District, Costa Mesa Neighborhood Community Center
  • Fink W (21 Sep 2006) Biomimetic Image Processing; invited guest lecture for BME-452 class at the School of Biomedical Engineering at the University of Southern California
  • Fink W (26 May 2006) Project simEye: Motion Visualization of Eye Defects; invited talk at the Dr. Isaac Bekhor Seminar Series, Doheny Eye Institute at the University of Southern California (USC)
  • Fink W (16 Feb 2006) To See or Not to See..., Tools for Early Detection, Diagnosis and Prevention of Eye Disorders in Space and on Earth; Distinguished Speaker, The IEEE San Fernando Valley Section of the Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
  • Fink W (3 October 2005) Introduction to Biomimetic Neural Engineering; invited guest lecture for BE-167 bioengineering class at the California Institute of Technology
  • Fink W (15 Sep 2005) Introduction to Biomimetic Neural Engineering: Biomimetic Image Processing; invited guest lecture for BME-452 class at the School of Biomedical Engineering at the University of Southern California
  • Liu W, Fink W, Tarbell M, Sivaprakasam M (May 2005) Image Processing and Interface for Retinal Visual Prostheses; invited lecture at ISCAS 2005 Conference
  • Fink W (19 Nov 2004) To See or Not to See..., Tools for Early Detection, Diagnosis and Prevention of Eye Disorders in Space and on Earth; JPL’s von Karman Lecture Series at Pasadena Community College, Pasadena, CA
  • Fink W (18 Nov 2004) To See or Not to See..., Tools for Early Detection, Diagnosis and Prevention of Eye Disorders in Space and on Earth; JPL’s von Karman Lecture Series at JPL and Webcast
  • Fink W (2 November 2004) To See or Not to See...; invited lecture at the School of Biomedical Engineering at the University of Southern California
  • Fink W (20 August 2004) To See or Not to See... Tools for Early Detection, Diagnosis and Prevention of Eye Disorders in Space and on Earth; invited lecture at the Baskin School of Engineering at the University of California Santa Cruz
  • Fink W (12 May 2004) To See or Not to See..., Tools for Early Detection, Diagnosis and Prevention of Eye Disorders in Space and on Earth; invited Lecture at the Tri County Eye Society, March Airfield Museum, Inland Empire
  • Fink W (17 Jan 2004) Robotic Eyes!; invited Lecture at the Reuben H. Fleet Science Center, San Diego
  • Fink W (11 Apr 2003) To See or Not to See...Tools for Early Detection, Diagnosis and Prevention of Eye Disorders; invited Lecture at the Bioengineering Seminar at the University of Southern California (Dr. Aluisio Prata)
  • Fink W (7 Apr 2003) To See or Not to See...Tools for Early Detection, Diagnosis and Prevention of Eye Disorders; invited Lecture at the Caltech Bioengineering Seminar (Dr. Mory Gharib)
  • Fink W (2 March, 2003) To See or Not to See…Tools for Early Detection, Diagnosis and Prevention of Eye Disorders; invited talk at the Mardi Gras Conference in Baton Rouge, Lousiana
  • Fink W (14 Jan 2003) To See or Not to See…Tools for Early Detection, Diagnosis and Prevention of Eye Disorders; invited all-Lab Lecture at JPL
  • Fink W (19 Jul 2002) Project "Eyemovie": Motion Visualization of Eye Defects and 3D Computer-automated Threshold Amsler Grid Test; invited talk at the Department of Ophthalmology at the Loma Linda University
  • Fink W (2 Feb 2001) 3D Computer-based Threshold Amsler Grid Test; invited talk at the Dr. Isaac Bekhor Seminar Series, Doheny Eye Institute at the University of Southern California (USC)
  • Fink W (4 Dec 2000) Project "Eyemovie": Motion Visualization of Eye Defects and 3D Computer-based Threshold Amsler Grid Test; invited talk at the Medical Technology Program Group at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
  • Fink W (1 Dec 2000) Novel 3D Visual Field Test and Project "Eyemovie": Motion Visualization of Eye Defects; invited guest at the Live-TV-Show CU@USC on Trojan Vision Television, a service of the USC Annenberg Center, University of Southern California (USC)
  • Fink W (3 Nov 2000) Project "Eyemovie": Motion Visualization of Eye Defects; invited talk at the Dr. Isaac Bekhor Seminar Series, Doheny Eye Institute at the University of Southern California (USC)
  • Fink W (19 Nov 1999) On the Human Eye, the Origin of Life, and finding THE Sequence in the Universe; invited talk, Center for Integrated Space Microsystems (CISM) at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL)
  • Fink W (25 June 1999) Applications of Theoretical Physics in Investigative Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences - Possible Clinical Applications; invited talk at Grand Rounds, Doheny Eye Institute at the University of Southern California (USC)
  • Fink W (07 Apr 1999) Applications of Theoretical Physics in Investigative Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences; invited talk, Department of Physics and Astronomy at the California State University Los Angeles
  • Fink W (02 Dec 1998) Applications of Theoretical Physics in Investigative Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences; Physics and Astronomy Colloquium (invited talk), Department of Physics and Astronomy at the California State University Northridge
  • Fink W (22 May 1998) Applications of Theoretical Physics in Ophthalmology; Kellogg Seminar, Division of Physics, Mathematics & Astronomy at the California Institute of Technology
  • Fink W (Oct 1997) Application of theoretical-physical methods in ophthalmology; invited talk, Department of Physics, University of Lund, Sweden

 

Related to Planetary Space Exploration, Autonomous Robotics and Reasoning Systems, and Smart Service Systems

  • Fink W (03 Jan 2017) The Science of Star Wars (Star Wars – Technologische Umsetzung seit 40 Jahren); invited talk organized by the Lions-Club-Diez, Wilhelm von Nassau – Hotel & Restaurant, Diez, Germany
  • Fink W (15 Nov 2016) The Science of Star Wars; invited talk as part of Downtown Science Cafe @ Magpie's Gourmet Pizza, organized by the University of Arizona College of Science, Tucson, AZ
  • Fink W (14 Oct 2016) Autonomous Robotic Exploration of Extreme Environments; invited talk at the Intelligent Systems Division, NASA Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, CA
  • Fink W (26 Feb 2016) Autonomous Robotic Exploration of Extreme Environments; invited talk at Splendido (Continuing Care Retirement Community), Oro Valley, AZ
  • Fink W (16 Dec 2015) Autonome Systeme; invited talk at the Sparkassenkolleg 2015, Limburg, Germany
  • Fink W (29 Oct 2015) Autonomous Robotic Exploration of Extreme Environments; invited talk at the Department of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering, University of Arizona
  • Fink W (30 Sep 2014) The Challenges of Autonomous Robotic Exploration for Extreme Environments; invited talk at the Raytheon 2014 Technology Network Symposium “Systems Engineering & Architecture” in Tucson, AZ
  • Fink W (20 Dec 2013) Autonomous Robotic Exploration for Extreme Space Environments; invited talk at the Astrophysics Colloquium at the Center of Astronomy and Astrophysics, Technical University Berlin
  • Fink W (6 Dec 2013) Autonomous Robotic Reconnaissance Missions in Extreme Environments; invited talk at the Physics Colloquium at the Department of Physics, University of Arizona
  • Fink W (6 Nov 2013) Autonomous Robotic Reconnaissance Missions in Extreme Space Environments; invited talk at the MacTech Conference 2013, Samuel Oschin Air and Space Center, California Science Center, Los Angeles, CA
  • Fink W (15 Oct 2013) Autonomous Robotic Reconnaissance Missions in Extreme Space Environments; invited Luminary Speaker at the 2013 PHM Conference, New Orleans, LA
  • Fink W (26 Sep 2013) Autonomous Exploration Systems: Research & Development Efforts at the Visual and Autonomous Exploration Systems Research Laboratory; invited talk at the AUVSI Saguaro Chapter Meeting, University of Arizona
  • Fink W (18 Jul 2011) Autonomous Robotic Space Exploration; invited talk at Cosmic Musings; Friends of the Observatory lecture cycle, Griffith Observatory, Los Angeles, CA
  • Fink W (10 Feb 2011) Robotic test bed for autonomous surface exploration of planetary bodies; invited talk at the Department of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering, University of Arizona
  • Fink W (5 Nov 2010) Rovers and Vision; invited talk at the first MacTech Conference 2010, Universal City, CA
  • Fink W (11 Mar 2010) Tier-Scalable Reconnaissance: A paradigm shift in next-generation robotic planetary reconnaissance missions; invited talk at the Department of Systems & Industrial Engineering, University of Arizona
  • Schulze-Makuch D, Houtkooper JM, Knoblauch M, Furfaro R, Fink W, Head JN, Fairén AG, Vali H, Daly M, Deamer D, Schmidt H, Hawkins AR, Sun HJ, Lim DSS, Dohm J, Irwin LN, Davila A, Andersen D (Apr 2008) A Proposal for a New Mission to Mars: The Biological Oxidant and Life Detection (BOLD) Mission; Session 3: Approaches and Technologies to Detect Life on Mars, of the Astrobiology Science Conference (AbSciCon) 2008, Santa Clara, CA, invited abstract and talk
  • Miyamoto H, Kargel JS, Fink W, Furfaro R (18 Mar 2008) Granular processes on Itokawa, a small near-Earth asteroid: Implications for resource utilization; invited talk at the SPIE Defense & Security Symposium, Orlando, Florida
  • Kargel JS, Fink W, Furfaro R (18 Mar 2008) Robotic resource exploration is a key to human expansion through the cosmos; invited talk at the SPIE Defense & Security Symposium, Orlando, Florida
  • Furfaro R, Lunine JI, Kargel JS, Fink W (18 Mar 2008) Intelligent systems for the autonomous exploration of Titan and Enceladus; invited talk at the SPIE Defense & Security Symposium, Orlando, Florida
  • Fink W (22 June 2007) Tier-Scalable Reconnaissance: A Paradigm Shift in Autonomous Planetary Exploration; invited guest speaker at the Computer Science Software Engineering Seminar at the Concordia University, Montreal, Canada
  • Fink W, George T, Tarbell MA (12 Apr 2007) Tier-Scalable Reconnaissance: The Challenge of Sensor Optimization, Sensor Deployment, Sensor Fusion, and Sensor Interoperability; invited talk at the SPIE Defense & Security Symposium, Orlando, Florida
  • Fink W (25 January 2007) Tier-Scalable Reconnaissance: A Paradigm Shift in Autonomous Planetary Exploration; invited guest speaker at the IEEE - BuenaVentura Section AeroSpace & Electronic Systems Chapter
  • Furfaro R, Dohm JM, Fink W (6 May 2006) Autonomy in Planetary Exploration: Fuzzy Expert System for Tier-Scalable Reconnaissance; invited talk at the 25th International Space Development Conference 2006, Los Angeles
  • Fink W, Dohm JM, Schulze-Makuch D, Fairen AG, Baker VR, Furfaro R, Tarbell MA, Hare TM (6 May 2006) Tier-Scalable Reconnaissance for Remote Planetary Exploration; invited talk at the 25th International Space Development Conference 2006, Los Angeles
  • Dohm JM, Fink W, Tarbell MA, Hare TM, Schulze-Makuch D, Furfaro R, Baker VR (6 May 2006) Tier-scalable Reconnaissance To Test Overarching Geological Theories and Locate Prime Targets on Mars; invited talk at the 25th International Space Development Conference 2006, Los Angeles
  • Fink W, Dohm J, Tarbell M, Hare T, Baker V (May 2005) Next-Generation Robotic Planetary Reconnaissance Missions: A Paradigm Shift; invited lecture for Symposium SS-56: “New results from the robotic exploration of Mars and Titan and their implications on planetary environmental conditions and cosmochemistry”, of the 15th Annual Goldschmidt Conference: "A Voyage of Discovery",  Moscow, Idaho
  • Fink W (03 Jul 1998) Thermodynamical Quantities Accessible Via Electrochemical Measurements - A brief introduction to Electrochemistry; Astrobiology Seminar, Division of Geological & Planetary Sciences at the California Institute of Technology
  • Fink W (14 Apr 1998) Laser Control of Chemical Reactions; Kellogg Journal Club, Division of Physics, Mathematics & Astronomy at the California Institute of Technology

 

Related to Evolutionary Computing Technologies, Computer Optimized Design, and Neural Networks

  • Fink W (20 Dec 2016) Stochastic Optimization Framework (SOF) for Computer-Optimized Design, Engineering, and Performance of Multi-Dimensional Systems and Processes; invited talk at Harmonic Drive AG, Limburg, Germany

  • Fink W (18 Mar 2008) Stochastic Optimization Framework (SOF) for Computer-Optimized Design, Engineering, and Performance of Multi-Dimensional Systems and Processes; invited talk at the SPIE Defense & Security Symposium, Orlando, Florida

  • Fink W (20 Nov 2006) Research Topics at the Visual and Autonomous Exploration Systems Research Laboratory; invited guest speaker at the 17ème JOURNÉE EVOLUTIONNAIRE TRIMESTRIELLE (JET) at the Université de Paris V, Paris, France
  • Fink W (16 Dec 1999) On the Origin of Life and finding THE Sequence in the Universe; invited talk, Machine Learning Systems (MLS) Group at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL)
  • Fink W (16 Oct 1998) De Novo Protein Design: "...finding a sequence in the haystack?!"; Kellogg Seminar, Division of Physics, Mathematics & Astronomy at the California Institute of Technology