Research Challenges and Solutions for IOTT/CPS
John A. Stankovic
University of Virginia
Friday, April 26, 2019
11:00am – 12:00pm
Light Engineering 250
Abstract: As the Internet of Things (IOT) matures and supports increasingly sophisticated applications,
the research needs for IOT also expand considerably. This talk discusses several major
research challenges for the future IOT where trillions of devices are connected to
the Internet; call it the Internet of Trillions of Things (IOTT). Research topics
covered include new systems of systems problems, the impact of massive scaling, and
IOTT for healthcare.
Smart cities are used to present examples of new system of system research issues and their solutions.
Scaling and long time maintenance problems give rise to the need for
runtime validation. Why this is important and how to accomplish this is presented. We use the
Internet of Healthcare Things to identify the realisms that must be addressed in real home deployments. We also
discuss the problems and solutions for using speech as a major sensing modality for
smart healthcare based on an emo2vec (an extension to word2vec) and LSTMs. The list
of topics is not meant to be comprehensive, but does address some of the main research
issues in IOTT/CPS.
Bio: Professor John A. Stankovic is the BP America Professor in the Computer Science Department
at the University of Virginia and Director of the Link Lab. He served as Chair of
the department for 8 years. He is a Fellow of both the IEEE and the ACM. He has been
awarded an Honorary Doctorate from the University of York for his work on real-time
systems. He won the IEEE Real-Time Systems Technical Committee's Award for Outstanding
Technical Contributions and Leadership. He also received the IEEE Technical Committee
on Distributed Processing's Distinguished Achievement Award (inaugural winner). He
has seven Best Paper awards, including one for ACM SenSys 2006. Stankovic has an h-index
of 116 and over 58,000 citations. In 2015 he was awarded the Univ. of Virginia Distinguished
Scientist Award, and in 2010 the School of Engineering’s Distinguished Faculty Award.
He also received a Distinguished Faculty Award from the University of Massachusetts.
He has given more than 40 Keynote talks at conferences and many Distinguished Lectures
at major Universities. He also served on the National Academy’s Computer Science Telecommunications
Board. He was the Editor-in-Chief for the IEEE Transactions on Distributed and Parallel
Systems and was founder and co-editor-in-chief for the Real-Time Systems Journal.
His research interests are in real-time systems, wireless sensor networks, smart and
connected health, cyber physical systems, and the Internet of Things. Prof. Stankovic
received his PhD from Brown University.
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