Inaugural Lecture: Herbert Tsang “Approaching the Unsolvable Problems Using Nature-Inspired Computational Models”

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Trinity Western University
Alumni Hall, Reimer Student Centre
Langley, BC V2Y 1Y1

Please join Dr. Herbert H. Tsang in celebrating this important milestone.

The Campus Community is invited


Today’s computers are fast and powerful. However, there are still many problems that are considered unsolvable. Computing scientists and engineers have scrutinized natural systems looking for useful ideas and inspiration. They do this because natural systems have shown to process and solve the complex system with grace and simplicity. Computational intelligence is an approach that employs nature-inspired computational models of computation to address the complex real-world problems. In this lecture, we will explore the use of computational intelligence algorithms to find solutions in applications areas such as bioinformatics, emergency preparedness, and choreography.

Biography: Herbert H. Tsang P.Eng, Ph.D., Professor of Computing Science and Mathematics

Herbert H. Tsang is Professor at Trinity Western University, where he leads the Applied Research Lab. He holds M.S. in electrical engineering and Ph.D. in computing science from Washington University in St. Louis and Simon Fraser University respectively. Before joining TWU, he received the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) Postdoctoral Fellowship and completed his postdoctoral training at the University of Calgary. His research focuses on computational intelligence with applications in bioinformatics and mobile computing. He is a Senior Member of Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) and a Professional Engineer (P.Eng.) in the province of British Columbia, Canada. Also, Dr. Tsang is an Adjunct Professor at School of Interactive Arts and Technology, Simon Fraser University and CTO of Credo Interactive Inc.                                                                                          

Besides his achievements in the scientific areas, Dr. Tsang is also a professional conductor with a research interest in the areas of worship and church music.  He is the president of Church Music Ministry of Canada, and he serves as the Director of the Centre for Worship Studies at Carey Institute and Adjunct Professor at the Carey Theological College in Vancouver. Dr. Tsang was selected as Symposium Scholar for Tanglewood II. He holds three master’s degrees (music, engineering, and theology) and a second doctorate in the area of Christian worship studies. Dr. Tsang has directed various professional and amateur choirs and orchestras throughout Canada, US, Asia, and Europe. He is the author of “Worship: You, Me, and Him,” and co-author of “Public Reading of Scriptures in Corporate Worship” and “Public Prayer in Corporate Worship.” With over thirty-five recordings produced under his musical direction, they all remain remarkably successful.


RSVP: Shelby Muhic ( no later than Monday, February 27 at Noon