Seminars

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Aiman Abdel-Malek, Ph.D.
CIS Course #700-002: Topics in Safe Autonomy - "Bridging Consumer & Medical Devices through Secure IoT Platform Technology: Simplifying Life for People with Chronic Diseases"
March 28, 2019

I will be presenting the key attributes for the design and implementation of an IoT platform that can be used safely for connected medical devices. I will show the implementation of such platform to deliver solutions that simplify life for people with Type 1 Diabetes.  

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Mads Almassalkhi, Ph.D.
PRECISE Seminar: Real-Time, Scalable Coordination of Smart Appliances with Packetized Energy Management
February 25, 2019

This talk discusses past efforts on optimizing industrial central energy plants and juxtaposes this work against against recent results on integrating residential distributed energy resources (DERs) into grid operations to enable reliable grid operation under extreme penetrations of renewables. The focus of the talk will be on Packetized Energy Management (PEM) for aggregating and coordinating DERs, such as electric water heaters, electric vehicles, and electric battery storage. PEM leverages key tools from communication systems that enable billions of people to access the internet and…

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Todd Zielinski
EMBS Special Seminar: Product Design
February 7, 2019

In this presentation, I will cover product development and design methodology with a focus on the electrical engineering discipline process. Bresslergroup has been in the business of designing leading edge products in a wide range of markets for companies large and small for almost 50 years; this experience leads to some insights on how integration of many disciplines, and contributions all of them bring to a successful product.

Concerns about part selection, supply chain, early architecture decisions, and how to transition…

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Xiaofan (Fred) Jiang, Ph.D.
PRECISE Seminar: Intelligent and Connected Systems for Sensible Urban Living
February 1, 2019

Analyzing observations of the physical world can be a messy process. But the rise of intelligent and connected sensors to measure energy consumption, air quality, ocean temperatures, urban noises, and any number of other changes is allowing us to study our urban environment and take actions like never before. In this talk, I will discuss several recent projects that use intelligent sensor systems and data analytics to better understand the physical world and improve our daily lives. In one, we create ePrints -- a system that tracks each occupant’s personal share of energy use, or “energy…

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Anthony Canino
PRECISE Seminar: Energy-Aware Programming Languages for Adaptive Software
November 30, 2018

Application-level energy optimization has emerged as an important aspect of computer system energy management. Languages and frameworks that treat applications as a "white box" for program energy behavior, and energy as a first-class program entity, enjoy more powerful optimizations and stronger guarantees. In this talk, we introduce Ent, a programming language that encourages both a proactive and adaptive approach to energy management. On the proactive side, objects are labeled with modes that represent an object's expected energy behavior, encouraging programmers to reason about how…