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Cyber(-Physical) Systems and Machine Learning: Research Challenges

Series: Department Seminar

Speaker: Dr. Tilak Agerwala IBM Emeritus and IBM Vice-President, Data Centric Systems (R

Date/Time: Dec 06 11:00:00

Location: CSA Seminar Hall (Room No. 254, First Floor)

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The rapid digital transformation of our world, the exponential improvements in computing, communication, and storage, and the evolution of machine learning are transforming the very nature of scientific discovery and engineering research and making advances in many areas including personalized health care, emergency response, traffic flow management, and electric power generation. These developments have resulted in new complex applications and workflows that require sophisticated cyber and cyber-physical systems that deeply integrate computation, communication, and control into physical systems. After a brief overview of machine learning, I will describe the characteristics of the new applications and the architectures of the required cyber(-physical) systems. The focus will be on the current research challenges in programming, debugging, and managing these systems safely and securely, utilizing machine learning technologies.

Speaker Bio:
Dr. Agerwala’s career has focused on developing advanced research programs and game-changing strategic initiatives and on bringing innovative computing technologies to market. He is an IBM Emeritus, Dr. S. Radhakrishnan Chair Visiting Professor, NIAS, Adjunct Associate Professor, Pace University, New York, and Executive-in-Residence, Grove School of Engineering, New York. In his IBM career, spanning 35 years, Dr. Agerwala held executive positions in research, strategy, advanced development, marketing, and business development. He was part of and led teams that developed and delivered leadership cyberinfrastructure technologies and supercomputers to industry, academia, and the national labs. As vice president, Systems, (2002 to 2013), he was responsible for IBM’s research and advanced technology activities worldwide in future systems hardware and software technologies, including the BlueGene supercomputer. As vice president of Data Centric Systems (2013-2014), his team established a new paradigm for scalable systems leading to the delivery of” Summit,” currently the world\\\'s most powerful supercomputer, to Oakridge National Lab.1970-01-01 00:00:00

Host Faculty: Prof. R.C. Hansdah