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Rajeev Shorey, Ph.D.
PRECISE Seminar: Recent Advances in IoT & M2M Security - Trends & Future Directions
October 7, 2019

With an exponential growth of IoT and M2M devices, enabling security is one of the single biggest challenge in these systems. Due to the complex and light-weight nature of these distributed networks, there are a large number of attack vectors that need mitigation.

In this talk, we look at recent advances in IoT and M2M systems from the point of view of cyber security. We present the challenges in securing complex systems such as the Industrial IoT networks and emphasize the importance of new metrics such as 'Trustworthiness'.…

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Mohsen Imani
PRECISE Seminar: Towards Learning with Brain Efficiency
October 3, 2019

Modern computing systems are plagued with significant issues in efficiently performing learning tasks. In this talk, I will present a new brain-inspired computing architecture. It supports a wide range of learning tasks while offering higher system efficiency than the other existing platforms. I will first focus on HyperDimensional (HD) computing, an alternative method of computation which exploits key principles of brain functionality: (i) robustness to noise/error and (ii) intertwined memory and logic. To this end, we design a new learning algorithm resilient to hardware failure. We then…

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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…