Prof. Xiang-Yang Li
School of Computer Science
University of Science and Technology of China
Internet of Things: Wireless Networking, Sensorless Sensing, and Battery-less Networking.
Internet of Things was proposed about a decade ago, and since then has attracted many research interests in both academia and industry. In the last few years, the industry has picked up the steam and developed a number of real-world applications with specialized hardware and system development. In this talk I will give a brief overview of recent progress on large scale sensor networking, passive and sensorless sensing, and battery-free communication and networking. We also review some of our effort in designing some basic theories related to Internet of Things, our effort in designing large scale sensor networks, some progress in designing sensorless sensing/battery-free networking, and vision about future research directions in this area. I will use sensorless sensing and high-accurate localization as running examples to illustrate our effort and endeavors in this fast-growing area.
Biography: Dr. Xiang-Yang Li is a professor and Executive Dean at School of Computer Science and Technology, USTC. He is an IEEE fellow (2015), an ACM Distinguished Scientist (2014). He was a full professor at Computer Science Department of IIT, and an EMC Visiting Chair Professor at Tsinghua University (2013-2016). He received China NSF Outstanding Overseas Young Researcher (B) in 2008. Dr. Li received MS (2000) and PhD (2001) degree at Department of Computer Science from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He received a Bachelor degree at Department of Computer Science from Tsinghua University, P.R. China, in 1995. He published a monograph “Wireless Ad Hoc and Sensor Networks: Theory and Applications”. He also co-edited the book “Encyclopedia of Algorithms”.
His research interests include wireless networks, mobile computing, privacy and security, cyber physical systems, social networking, and algorithms. He has published more than 120 papers in top-tier journals, and 200 papers in well-known international conferences. His Google-scholar citation is more than 13,000, and H-index is 62. Dr. Li and his students won five best paper awards (IEEE GlobeCom 2016, IEEE IPCCC 2014, ACM MobiCom 2014, COCOON 2001, IEEE HICSS 2001), the best demo award from ACM MobiCom 2012, the best poster award from ACM MobiCom 2016, and was selected as best paper candidates three times (BigCom 2015, ACM MobiCom 2008, ACM MobiCom 2005).
Dr. Li has served or is serving as an editor of several journals, including IEEE/ACM Transaction on Networking, IEEE Transaction on Parallel and Distributed Systems, and IEEE Transaction on Mobile Computing. He served at various capacities (conference chair, TPC chair, or local arrangement chair) in a number of conferences, including TPC chair of ACM MobiHoc 2014. His research has been supported by NSF, NSFC, and RGC HongKong. He has graduated eleven PhD students since 2004.
Dr. Ana Juan Ferrer
AD Cloud Lab
Atos Research and Innovation
(Title: not yet available)
Biography: Ana Juan Ferrer is Head of Lab of AD Cloud Lab in Atos Research and Innovation, group which focuses its research on Cloud and Edge Computing technologies, distributed systems and service engineering. Currently, she is coordinating the ASCETIC project that investigates methods and tools to support eco-efficient software development and execution in Cloud environments. Previously, she coordinated OPTIMIS project, investigating platforms and architectures for scalable and trustful hybrid Cloud services platforms. Other projects she contributes/has contributed to include: AGILE, MCloudDaaS, STRATEGIC, Helix Nebula, SLALOM, NUBA, NEXOF-RA, BEinGRID and Crosswork. Ana currently acts as Cluster leader for the E2 Software & Services, Cloud Computing Unit “Inter-cloud Challenges, Expectations and Issues” cluster, which agglutinates collaboration of thirteen related projects. Ana also participates in the Atos Scientific Community, a network of some 100 members whose aim is to guide company strategy at the highest level in relation to innovation. In this forum, Ana leads the working group on Cloud Computing continuum, aiming to identify and materialize opportunities for Atos in advanced cloud models such as Fog Computing and multi-cloud hybrid models.