Director, CPS Global Center
Chair, Department of Information and Communication Engineering, DGIST, Korea
With continuing miniaturization and increased wireless connectivity, the computing systems are becoming deeply embedded into everyday life and interact with processes and events of the physical world. This cyber-physical interaction has the potential to transform how humans interact with and control the physical world. Systems featuring a tight combination of, and coordination between, the system’s computational and physical elements are broadly called cyber physical systems (CPS). Examples of CPS include medical devices and systems, aerospace systems, transportation systems, smart grids, robotic systems, and smart spaces. Advances in key technologies are changing how these types of systems operate. For instance, the level of uncertainty in which these systems operate is increasing, creating the need for greater robustness. Pervasive wireless access is pushing these systems to unprecedented dynamic and non-deterministic situations. There is a critical demand for CPS to be adaptive to provide robustness to meet the requirements. In this talk, we will illustrate few examples of CPS, and discuss some of the research challenges in providing robustness in CPS.
Sang Hyuk Son is the Director of CPS Global Center and Department Chair of Information and Communication Engineering at DGIST. He has been a Professor of Computer Science Department at the University of Virginia, and WCU Chair Professor at Sogang University. He received the B.S. degree in electronics engineering from Seoul National University, M.S. degree from KAIST, and the Ph.D. in computer science from University of Maryland, College Park. He has been a Visiting Professor at KAIST, City University of Hong Kong, Ecole Centrale de Lille in France, and Linkoping University and University of Skovde in Sweden.
Prof. Son has served as the chair of the IEEE Technical Committee on Real-Time Systems during 2007-2008. He is serving as an Associate Editor for Real-Time Systems Journal and Journal on Self Computing, and has served on the editorial board of IEEE Transactions on Computers and IEEE Transactions on Parallel and Distributed Systems. He is a founding member of ACM/IEEE CPS Week, and serving as a member of the steering committee for RTCSA, Cyber Physical Systems Week, and SEUS. He received the Outstanding Contribution Award form Cyber Physical Systems Week in 2012. His research interests include cyber physical systems, real-time and embedded systems, database and data services, and wireless sensor networks. He has written or co-authored over 300 papers and edited/authored four books in these areas. His research has been funded by Korean Government, USA National Science Foundation, DARPA, Office of Naval Research, Department of Energy, National Security Agency, and IBM. He is IEEE Fellow and DGIST Fellow.
Sang Hyuk Son, DGIST Fellow, Professor and Chair
Real-Time Cyber-Physical Systems Research Laboratory
Department of Information and Communication Engineering
Director, HKUST-NIE Social Media Lab.,
Due to the technologies of smart mobile devices, mobile apps, wireless communication/networking, we are witnessing how social media and various sticky applications have influenced user behaviors to a point that social media is no longer just for causal social networking and content sharing purposes. Mobile social media today has redefined the daily lifestyles of users, and even the strategies of business advertising and marketing. With possible advances in wearable computing and sensors, Internet-of-things, and pervasive displays, the emerging momentum of cyber-physical systems that consider the physical conditions/constraints of a system, users and the operating environment, will definitely evolve social media to another level of impacts through a new form of cyber-physical social media that contains rich information about social interactions more than just between users. In this talk, we will explore such emerging form of cyber-physical social media may unleash exciting applications like those in a sci-fi movie by illustrating some recent results from our Lab., whereas discussing new challenges and opportunities to explore novel techniques of data analytics, system designs and interactive media technologies.
James She is an assistant professor in the Department of Electronic and Computer Engineering at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST), and a visiting research fellow at the University of Cambridge. He is also the founding director of Asia's first social media lab, HKUST-NIE Social MediaLab, and spearheads multidisciplinary research and innovation in cyber-physical social media systems, viral media analytics and mobile media broadcast systems. He is actively serving several international conferences and journals, such as currently as the Program Chair in ASE/ACM SocialCom2014, TPC Chair in CPSCom2014, General Chair in IEEE PhoneCom2014 and an Editor of a special issue in 2014 for ACM Transaction on Multimedia Computing, Communication and Applications. Celebrated as a thought leader in new media and emerging cyber-physical societies, James is also a member of the World Economic Forums Global Agenda Council (Social Media) and advisor for two social media companies, and joins other government and business leaders to develop solutions for key social media issues on the global and industrial agendas.