New Models and Methods for Programming Cyber-Physical Systems
Emerging cyber-physical systems are distributed systems in constant interaction with their physical environments through sensing and actuation at network edges. Over the past decade, the embedded and control systems community have vigorously pursued a vision of coupled feedback-controlled systems with a broad range of real-life applications from transportation, smart buildings to human health. These efforts have continued to push intelligent processing to edge and near-edge devices, provide new capabilities for improved sensing with high quality timing information, establish limits on the quality of time and its impact on the stability of control algorithms etc.
It is now time to put these capabilities to use through the emerging “stack” of capabilities, software and systems for emerging applications such as interactive spaces, buildings, smart cities etc. In this talk I will review our efforts related to pushing intelligent processing to edge or near-edge devices, our strategies to lighten the computational and memory demands of recognition tasks, and strategies to ensure high quality of timing information. I will focus on detailing our vision of how we can treat physical spaces and built environments as consisting of sensing, actuation, processing and communication resources that are dynamically discovered and put to use through emerging meta-data schema and methods.
The talk represents ongoing work under the CONIX center (conix.io) and BRICK schema consortium (brickschema.org)
Rajesh Gupta serves as a founding director of the Halıcıoğlu Data Science Institute and as a professor of Computer Science and Engineering at UC San Diego. Professor Gupta’s research is in embedded and cyber-physical systems with a focus on sensor data organization and its use in optimization and analytics. He currently leads NSF project MetroInsight and a co-PI on DARPA/SRC Center on Computing on Network Infrastructure (CONIX) with the goal to build new generation of distributed cyber-physical systems that use city-scale sensing data for improved services and autonomy. He currently serves as Editor-in-chief of IEEE Transactions on Computer-Aided Design of Integrated Circuits and Systems. Prof. Gupta holds Qualcomm Endowed Chair in Embedded Microsystems at UC San Diego and INRIA International Chair at the French international research institute in Rennes, Bretagne Atlantique. He is a Fellow of the IEEE, the ACM and the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS).