IEEE SPS Autonomous Systems Initiative
- Wednesday, 30 November 2022
Computational Self-awareness and Self-organization: A Paradigm for Building Adaptive, Resilient Computing PlatformsDr. Nikil Dutt
University of California, Irvine
Self-awareness and self-organization have a long history in biology, psychology, medicine, engineering and (more recently) computing. In the past decade this has inspired new self-aware/self-organizing strategies for building resilient computing platforms that can adapt to the (often conflicting) challenges of resiliency, energy, heat, cost, performance, security, etc. in the face of highly dynamic operational behaviors and environmental conditions. I will begin by outlining a computational self-awareness paradigm that enables adaptivity and which supports system resilience. Computational self-awareness is achieved through introspection (i.e., modeling and observing its own internal and external behaviors) combined with both reflexive and reflective adaptations via cross-layer physical and virtual sensing and actuations applied across multiple layers of the hardware/software system stack.
Next I will outline strategies for combining computational self-awareness with self-organization for life-cycle management of dependable distributed computing platforms. Our ongoing NSF/DFG Information Processing Factory (IPF) project applies principles inspired by factory management that combine self-awareness and self-organization for continuous operation and optimization of highly-integrated-but-distributed embedded computing platforms. While each IPF computational component exhibits autonomy through self-awareness, collections of IPF entities can self-organize; the resulting emergent behavior must be controlled to ensure guaranteed service even under strict safety and availability requirements. I will outline two use cases: i) End-to-end computational pipelines for a single autonomous IPF component, and ii) Truck platooning as an exemplar for distributed-but-coupled IPF autonomous systems. The talk will conclude with the opportunities and challenges arising from adopting computational self-awareness and self-organization for making complex computational systems more resilient and self-adaptive.
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- Mon, 19 Dec 2022
- Aula Senaatszaal
PhD Thesis Defence
Integrated silicon carbide sun position sensor system-on-chip for space applications
- Wed, 21 Dec 2022
IEEE Autonomous Systems Initiative Webinar
Prof. Karl Friston
Active inference in cognitive neuroscience
In modeling the brain, how can perceptual inference and decision-making be integrated?
- 22 -- 22 Dec 2022
- X, Body&Mind studio
Woman + in Engineering
Dr. Rard Leeuw de (ASML), Ilke Ercan, Bahareh Abdi
Woman + in Engineering
Dr. Rard de Leeuw (vice president ASML) will talk about the importance and impact of diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives at ASML and Ilke and Bahare will inform you on the progress of W+IE’s progress.