On invitation by the U.S. Embassy in Bern, Professor Rohini Srihari spoke on February 14 at the International Blockchain Forum in Rotkreuz, organized by the Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts. Later, U.S. Ambassador Edward McMullen participated in a panel discussion on the topic with the ambassadors from the Embassies of Canada and the UK.. The 2019 event focussed on the topic Blockchain Society – Social Impacts and Applications and brought together researchers, promising start-ups and established entrepreneurs in order to grow new partnerships for future collaboration in research and business.
Rohini presented a new project on using block chain applications to improve supply chain resilience in the garment industry. She received very positive feedback on this and is now exploring a possible collaboration with one of the Swiss corporate participants. On Friday, she had a more indepth talk on the potentials of using block chain in healthcare. Rohini finished her program in Switzerland with a talk at Impact Hub Zurich on how to use artificial intelligence to mine text in social media in a multitude of languages, dialects, and modern-day “text” scripts (i.e. emojis).
Rohini Srihari is Professor at the Department of Computer Science and Engineering University at Buffalo, The State University of New York and specializes in the areas of artificial intelligence, multimedia information retrieval, computational linguistics and text mining.