Talks & Lectures
12 Nov 2019
EAS 222

A Vision towards Pervasive Edge Computing

Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

BY Prof. Yuanyuan Yang


This talk presents an emerging pervasive edge computing paradigm where heterogeneous edge devices (e.g., smartphones, tablets, IoT and vehicles) can collaborate to sense, process data and create many novel applications at the network edge. We propose a data-centric design where data become self-sufficient entities that are stored, referenced independently from their producers. This enables us to design efficient and robust data discovery, re-trieval, and caching mechanisms. The future research agenda including scal-able data discovery, cache management, autonomous processing, trust, se-curity and privacy, incentives, and semantic data naming) will be discussed.


Prof. Yuanyuan Yang received the BEng and MS degrees in computer sci-ence and engineering from Tsinghua University, and the MSE and PhD de-grees in computer science from Johns Hopkins University. She is a SUNY Distinguished Professor in the Department of Electrical & Computer Engi-neering and Department of Computer Science at Stony Brook University. She is currently on leave serving as a Program Director at the National Sci-ence Foundation. She has served as the Associate Dean for Academic Af-fairs of College of Engineering and Applied Sciences at Stony Brook Univer-sity and a Division Director of New York State Center of Excellence in Wire-less and Information Technology. Dr. Yang is internationally recognized for her contributions in parallel & distributed computing systems and networking. She was named an IEEE Fellow in 2009 for contributions to the area. Her current research interests include cloud computing, edge computing, and mobile computing. Her research group currently develops data center archi-tectures and virtual machine placement algorithms in cloud computing sys-tems, data discovery/retrieval/caching mechanisms in edge computing sys-tems, and wireless energy-charging algorithms and mobile data gathering mechanisms in wireless rechargeable sensor networks. She has published over 400 scientific papers in leading refereed journals and conferences.

Dr. Yang is currently the Associate Editor-in-Chief for IEEE Transactions on Cloud Computing and an Associate Editor for ACM Computing Surveys. She is an inventor/co-inventor of seven U.S. patents in the area of interconnec-tion networks. She received an IEEE Region 1 Award in 2002, the Best Pa-per Awards at the 18th IEEE International Parallel and Distributed Pro-cessing Symposium in 2004, and the 7th International Conference on Paral-lel and Distributed Systems in 2000, a Distinguished Leadership Award from the 15th IEEE International Conference on Computer Communications and Networks in 2006 and four Best Paper Runner-up Awards. She has served as a general chair, program chair or vice-chair for several major confer-ences.

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