The lecture by Semeen Rehman from TU Vienna will take place at the Complexity Science Hub Vienna in Room 201.
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Dependable, energy-efficient, and intelligent embedded computing for the Internet of Things
In today’s smart world, the consumer products and electronics, sensors, industrial components, and other everyday objects are getting increasingly integrated and connected through the Internet backbone, and thereby enabling emerging application scenarios in the world of Internet-of-Things (IoT). The massive amount of data generated by the diverse interrelated heterogeneous devices (typically embedded systems) has to be first computed, transferred in real time via internet and take actions without requiring human or computers contact/intervention. This poses high demands on adaptability/intelligence, energy-efficiency and reliability for these systems that require advanced features to enable correct functionality and availability of the services to the user despite sudden interruptions in the system operation, device failures, harsh environments, and escalating security threats.
This talk will start with a quick overview of important dependability issues, prominent state-of-the-art techniques, and various hardware/software modeling and optimization techniques developed by me together with my research team. A key focus will be on bridging the gap between hardware and software to achieve accurate reliability models at the higher system layers while accounting for the underlying hardware features. This provides a foundation to develop and employ diverse robustness optimizations at different system layers of (heterogeneous) computing devices deployed at the Edge, under given performance and power constraints. I will also give a quick outlook of my recent works in approximate computing that allow trading output quality/accuracy with efficiency in terms of area, latency, power, and energy consumption, thereby enabling highly energy-efficient and low-latency Edge nodes. Towards the end, I will present a summary of my other professional activities and research proposals, followed by an outlook of my future vision and research agenda.
Host: Philipp Marxgut