When millions of devices come on to the network and start looking at what we do, and control things that we use, a new world with challenges and opportunity will emerge. How would engineering have to evolve to deliver this new world. Reducing cost, data integrity, personal security, making a simple user experience and integrating the value these devices create with our daily lives are some of the key challenges.
The talk begins by giving some marque examples of devices that have changed life for the people of the world. From devices like Toq the smartwatch to Nest the thermostat have solved some of the above mentioned problems. The talk waves through the development of human achievements in getting the world of Internet of everything created. What were some of key design and engineering problems were solved and how the use model could scale to make a impact. We also talk about how the problems will become more complex in future and what are some of the key engineering questions that have to be solved.
Nikhil Jain serves as vice president of technology for Qualcomm Technologies, Inc., where he is responsible for chips and technology that go into the wearable products.
Nikhil has directed the strategy, product design and development of the Qualcomm® Toq™ smartwatch. Toq was rated by Popular Science magazine as one of the “Top 100” gadgets to buy in Dec. 2013, Won 2014 Computex d&i Award in the Peripherals & Accessories category and the Edison Award for innovation. Jain has also co-invented technology that helped evolve LTE advance technology that will help increase network capacity by a 1000x. He was also the initiator of the industry-wide CDMA Open Handset Market initiative, which resulted in cost reductions of CDMA handsets from 0 to in developing regions.
Jain joined Qualcomm in 1998 as senior staff engineer and has held roles of increasing responsibility since that time. In 2006 he was the chief technology advisor for Qualcomm India. During this time he help create the fisherman’s phone in India that helped improve safety for fisherman along the east cost of India and saved lives.
Prior to joining Qualcomm, Jain served as a senior member of the technical staff and manager of wireless system engineering for Northern Telecom, where he played a key role in deploying the first CDMA networks in North America.
Jain holds a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from Indian Institute of Technology, Madras, a master’s degree in computer information systems and finance from University of Rochester, and a master’s in industrial and systems engineering, and a Ph.D. in industrial and systems engineering from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. He is also a graduate of the Stanford Executive Program. Jain was awarded 53 patents and has 17 currently pending.
Communication networks have emerged to become the basic infrastructure for all areas of our information society with application areas ranging from social media to industrial production and healthcare. New requirements include the need for dynamic changes of the required networking resources, for example, to react to social events or to shifts of demands over time. Providing the required flexibility to react to those changes and being cost efficient at the same time has recently emerged as a huge challenge in networking research. With Software Defined Networking (SDN) and Network (Function) Virtualization, three concepts have emerged in the networking research, which claim to provide more flexibility. However a deeper understanding of the flexibility vs. cost trade-off is missing so far in networking research. This talk will focus on the challenges of flexible networking, will propose a definition for flexibility as a new measure for design space analysis and will highlight selected solution concepts. Presented research topics include the optimized placement of mobile core network functions, SDN in an industrial communication scenario as well as new concepts for SDN network virtualization based on a new network hypervisor concept.
The slides to the presentation can be found here (PDF-Download).
Wolfgang Kellerer is full professor and head of the chair of
Communication Networks in the department of Electrical and Computer
Engineering at Technical University of Munich, Germany. His research
area covers methods and systems for wireless as well as fixed
communication networks as an infrastructure for future Internet
communication. Focus of his work is on network dynamics and flexibility
based on Software Defined Networking and network (function)
virtualization for various emerging systems including 5G infrastructure,
industrial communication and energy networks. For emerging
machine-to-machine communication, his research is targeting mechanisms
for low-delay, high reliability wireless network resource management.
Before he joined TUM, Wolfgang Kellerer pursued an industrial career
being more than ten years with DOCOMO Communications Laboratories Europe
GmbH, NTT DOCOMO's European research institute in Munich, Germany. His
last position was head of the research department for wireless
communication and networking, contributing to research and
standardization of LTE-A and 5G technologies. In 2001 he was a visiting
researcher at the Information Systems Laboratory of Stanford University,
He has published more than 200 papers in respective journals,
conferences and workshops and is inventor of more than 40 patents and
patent applications in this area. Recently, he has been awarded with an
ERC Consolidator Grant from the European Commission for his research
project FlexNets "Quantifying Flexibility in Communication Networks".
The global Internet has enabled a massive access of internauts to content. At the same time it allowed individuals to use the Internet in order to distribute content. This introduced new types of competition between content over popularity, visibility, influence, reputation and user attention. The rules of these competitions are new with respect to those of traditional media, and they are determined by the way resources are allocated through network protocols (including (i) page rank in search engines and (ii) those protocoles used in recommendation systems).
In this talk we first present an overview of some central competition issues both in the Internet as well as in other types of networks. We then present dynamic game competition models in order to understand the impact of competition on network performance.
Eitan Altman received the B.Sc. degree in electrical engineering (1984), the B.A. degree in physics (1984) and the Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering (1990), all from the Technion-Israel Institute, Haifa. In 1990 he received his B.Mus. degree in music composition in Tel-Aviv university. Since 1990, Dr. Altman has been a researcher at INRIA (National research institute in computer science and control). He has been in the editorial boards of the journals Wireless Networks (WINET), Computer Networks (COMNET), Computer Communications (Comcom), J. Discrete Event Dynamic Systems (JDEDS), SIAM J. of Control and Optimisation (SICON), Stochastic Models, and Journal of Economy Dynamic and Control (JEDC). He received the best paper award in the Networking 2006, in Globecom 2007, in IFIP Wireless Days 2009 and in CNSM 2011 (Paris) conferences. His areas of interest include Network Engineering Games, social networks and their control and the analysis through game theoretical models of network neutrality issues. He received in 2012 the Grand Prix de France Telecom from the French Academy of Sciences. On July 2014 he received the ISAACS Award from the Society of Dynamic Games for his contribution in game Theory.
More information can be found at http://www-sop.inria.fr/members/Eitan.Altman/