•   When: Friday, April 01, 2016 from 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
  •   Speakers: Abusayeed Saifullah
  •   Location: Nguyen Engineering, Room 4201
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Abstract

A cyber-physical system features a seamless integration of and coordination between computational, networking, and physical subsystems. Wireless sensor-actuator networks (WSANs) represent a new frontier of communication technology for cyber-physical systems in many important application domains such as process control, smart manufacturing, energy, and enterprise data center management. These networked embedded systems face significant challenges that stem from the stringent requirements on real-time communication between sensors, controller, and actuators. Moreover, the close coupling between control and communication motivates a cyber-physical co-design approach for enhanced performance of a WSAN. This talk will present my research on wireless cyber-physical systems to address these challenges. I will first present a new real-time wireless scheduling theory for WSANs along with its evaluation on a physical wireless testbed. I will then describe a scheduling-control co-design approach that integrates control, wireless networking, and real-time scheduling for wireless control systems. I will also present the design and implementation of a real-time WSAN for power management in enterprise data centers. I will conclude my talk with the future directions of my research on new networking platforms, Internet of Things, and large-scale sensing and control for next generation cyber-physical systems.

Speaker's Bio

Abusayeed Saifullah received his PhD in 2014 from the Computer Science and Engineering Department at Washington University in St Louis. His research primarily concerns cyber-physical systems with contributions spanning real-time systems, embedded systems, wireless sensor networks, and parallel and distributed computing. He was the recipient of the 2014 Turner Dissertation Award of Washington University. He also received the Best Paper Award at RTSS '14, the Best Student Paper Award at RTSS '11, and Best Paper Nomination at RTAS '12. Currently, he is an assistant professor of the Computer Science Department at Missouri University of Science and Technology.

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