Keynote Speakers

Marilyn Wolf

Dept. of Computer Science and Engineering, University of Nebraska - Lincoln

Marilyn Wolf is Professor and Chair of the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at the University of Nebraska Lincoln. She received her BS, MS, and PhD in electrical engineering from Stanford University in 1980, 1981, and 1984. She was with AT&T Bell Laboratories from 1984 to 1989, was on the faculty of Princeton University from 1989 to 2007, and was Farmer Distinguished Chair in Embedded Computing Systems and GRA Eminent Scholar at the Georgia Institute of Technology from 2007 to 2019. Her research interests include cyber-physical systems, Internet-of-Things, embedded computing, embedded computer vision, and VLSI systems. She has received the IEEE Computer Society Goode Memorial Award, the ASEE Terman Award, and IEEE Circuits and Systems Society Education Award. She is a Fellow of the IEEE and ACM.

Session: The Case for Edge Intelligence

This talk considers why machine learning will be a critical component of IoT systems and how ML will be deployed. Not all machine learning can be performed in the cloud. Bandwidth and power constraints argue against the large data transfers required; IoT systems need to be specialized to their locales; and privacy argues for localized data. Detection and classification activities are important components of IoT applications. VLSI architectures for machine learning can help to reduce the cost and power consumption of machine learning-enabled devices; IoT system architectures can use ML to react intelligently to their environments.

Swarup Bhunia

Director, Warren B. Nelms Institute for the Connected World

Dr. Bhunia is a professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) at the University of Florida. Dr. Bhunia received his Ph.D. from Purdue University and was an Associate Professor at Case Western Reserve University before coming to UF in July 2015. Dr. Bhunia has over 20 years of research experience, with over 250 publications in peer-reviewed journals. He is also the author or editor of 10 educational/reference books in the area of VLSI design, CAD and test techniques. Dr. Bhunia is a senior member of IEEE and serves as associate editor of three IEEE publications. He is also the founding editor-in-chief of the Journal of Hardware and Systems Security (HaSS) and associate editor of the Journal of Low Power Electronics (JOLPE) and the Journal of Electronic Testing: Theory and Applications (JETTA). Hardware and systems security, food and medicine safety, adaptive and energy-efficient computing, and wearable and implantable systems are among his research interests.

Session: Innovations in IoT for Solving Global Problems

Internet of things (IoT) promises to usher in the fourth industrial revolution through an exponential growth of smart connected devices deployed in myriad application domains. It gives rise to new relationships between man and smart connected machines that might transform our everyday experiences. Such a transformation, however, builds on innovations at all levels in the IoT architecture – from edge devices to the cloud. In this talk, we will cover the IoT design practices and core technological challenges that need to be addressed to enable wide-spread deployment of IoT. We will focus on innovations in the areas of energy-efficiency, security, interoperability and intelligent decision making. Next, we will discuss several compelling applications of IoT that gives unprecedented capability to us. In particular, we will cover applications of IoT in addressing some of the critical safety, security, and sustainability issues in our society.