CPS Talk Schedule

Friday, September 17, 2021 at 11:00 am Eastern Time.

Professor John A. Stankovic, BP America Professor and Director of Link Lab, University of Virginia

Title of the talk: Cyber Physical Systems: Smart Health and Smart Cities

Talk summary: Cyber Physical Systems (CPS) research is at the center of many application domains. Sometimes there is a confusion as to what is and what is not a CPS. This talk briefly defines CPS and articulates a few key open research questions. It then illustrates directions for addressing these challenges in both Smart Health and Smart Cities. For smart health, we argue that wearables, in-situ sensors, signal processing, machine learning, natural language processing, and the Internet are providing the technological backbone to achieve a true revolution in healthcare. Many challenges remain due to numerous factors including the complexities of human health and the realisms of deployment of the technology especially for the elderly. This talk describes our progress towards establishing an ambient intelligence for healthcare via wearable based cognitive assistants. Smart cities are exemplars of complex new systems of systems domains. Here, we discuss solutions for detecting and resolving conflicts among city services that includes integrating formal methods and machine learning applied to monitoring, modeling, and prediction of city states.

Speaker’s bio: Prof. 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 is a Fellow of both the IEEE and the ACM. He has been awarded an Honorary Doctorate from the University of York, U.K., 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 a Test of Time paper award, 8 Best Paper awards. Stankovic has an h-index of 121 and over 68,000 citations. In 2015, he was awarded the Univ. of Virginia Distinguished Scientist Award, in 2010 the School of Engineering’s Distinguished Faculty Award, and in 2020 the UVA Faculty Mentor 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. His research interests are in real-time systems, wireless sensor networks, smart and connected health, smart cities, cyber physical systems, and the Internet of Things. Prof. Stankovic received his PhD from Brown University.

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