Keynote

Professor Samarjit Chakraborty 

Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Technical University of Munich, Germany


Title: Cross-Layer Design of Distributed Cyber-Physical Systems: From Physical Models to Semiconductor Reliability

Abstract:

In this talk we will focus our attention to embedded control systems as one possible incarnation of cyber-physical systems. Their design starts with high-level control algorithm design and ends with a concrete hardware/software implementation, involving independent design teams who work at different levels of abstraction – control theorists, compiler designers, programmers, embedded systems designers, computer architects, and semiconductor experts. As a result, design assumptions made at one layer often do not hold at other layers, thereby requiring costly, often ad hoc, ex post facto integration, testing and debugging. While this is a well-recognized problem, till date there is no satisfactory solution that integrates all the abstraction layers. We will outline the challenges involved here and discuss potential solutions.

 

Speaker's bio:

Samarjit Chakraborty is a Professor of Electrical Engineering at TU Munich, where he holds the Chair for Real-Time Computer Systems. Prior to joining TUM in 2008, he was an Assistant Professor of Computer Science at the National University of Singapore. He obtained his PhD in Electrical and Computer Engineering from ETH Zurich. His research interests cover all aspects of system level design of embedded systems and software. He has published over 150 journal and conference articles in this area and his work has been funded by several governmental and industry grants, including those from General Motors, Intel, Google, BMW, Audi, Siemens and Bosch.

 

 

Professor Samarjit Chakraborty 

Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Technical University of Munich, Germany

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kang-Won Lee, Ph.D.

Senior Vice President, Network IT Convergence

Corporate R&D Center

Title: Internet of Things (IoT) Revolution toward Hyper-connected World

Abstract:

Recent years have witnessed increased level of interest in IoT (Internet of Things). Being able to sense the status of anything and control its behavior is a fascinating concept be it applied to home appliances or public infrastructure. Many research institutes forecast the number of “things” that will be connected in the near future will far outnumber the entire human population by an order of magnitude. What kinds of challenge does this trend entail? How can we best prepare as researchers and engineers in computer systems domain. In this talk, I will briefly outline what is IoT and how it impacts ICT with a point of view from a mobile network operator. Then I will talk about use cases and scenarios where IoT has been already applied. Of particular importance is the notion of IoT platform, which is open and scalable. I will discuss how we should approach developing a platform that can be widely used.

 

Speaker's bio:

Dr. Kang-Won Lee is a Senior Vice President of R&D for Information and Communications Technology (ICT) at SK Telecom. He is directing the technology development in the areas of potential synergy between Information and Communications Technologies. Specific areas of focus are Software-Defined Networks, Software-Defined Data Center (SDDC), Intelligent Network Analytics, and Secure IoT Solutions.

Before SK Telecom, he worked at IBM Watson Research in NY for 14 years. At IBM he led technology development in the areas of Network Graph Analytics, Spatiotemporal Analytics for LBS, Network Function Virtualization, and Cloud Computing, IT and network management. He was a contributor to IBM TPC SAN configuration checker, and his team contributed to major features in Informix, SPSS, G2, Tivoli Netcool products. He holds a PhD in Computer Science from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and a MS and a BS in Computer Engineering from Seoul National University. He is an ACM Distinguished Scientist and an IBM Master Inventor. 

 

 

Kang-Won Lee, Ph.D.

Senior Vice President, Network IT Convergence

Corporate R&D Center

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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