Invited Lecture#5 – Designing Smarter Networks: Modeling Communications in the Era of Service Awareness, Social Networks and the Smart Grid – Wednesday 03/10 from 9,00 to 10,30 am- Room Loyola
IEEE Communication Society Distinguished Lecturer 2008-2011
Professor and Director of Graduate Programs, Dept. of Electrical and Computer Engineering
NC State University, Raleigh, North Carolina, U.S.
Michael Devetsikiotis (IEEE S 1985, M 1994, SM 2003, F 2012) was born in Thessaloniki, Greece. He received the Dipl. Ing. degree in Electrical Engineering from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece, in 1988, and the M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical Engineering from North Carolina State University, Raleigh, in 1990 and 1993, respectively. As a student he received scholarships from the National Scholarship Foundation of Greece, the National Technical Chamber of Greece, and the Phi Kappa Phi Academic Achievement Award for a Doctoral Candidate at NC State University. He is a senior member of the IEEE and a member of the honor societies of Eta Kappa Nu, Sigma Xi, and Phi Kappa Phi.
In 1993 he joined the Broadband Networks Laboratory at Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada, as a Post-Doctoral Fellow. Michael later became an Adjunct Research Professor in the Dept. of Systems and Computer Engineering at Carleton University in 1995, an Assistant Professor in 1996 and an Associate Professor in 1999. He joined the Dept. of Electrical and Computer Engineering at NC State as an Associate Professor, in 2000, and became a Professor in 2006.
Michael served as Chairman of the IEEE Communications Society Technical Committee on Comm. Systems Integration and Modeling and is now a member of the ComSoc Education Board. He has served as an Associate Editor of the IEEE Comm. Letters, an Area Editor of the ACM Transactions on Modeling and Computer Simulation, and on the editorial boards of the Intl. Journal of Simulation and Process Modeling, the IEEE Comm. Surveys and Tutorials, and the Journal of Internet Engineering. He co-chaired the Next Generation Internet symposium under IEEE ICC 2002, the High-Speed Networks symposium under IEEE ICC 2004, the Quality, Reliability and Performance Modeling (QRPM) symposium under IEEE ICC 2006, and the Quality, Reliability and Performance for Emerging Network Services symposium under IEEE Globecom 2006. He served as Workshops Chair for IEEE Globecom 2008, and co-chair of the workshops on “Enabling the Future Service Oriented Internet” (2007, 2008 and 2009). He co-chaired the QRPM Symposium under IEEE Globecom 2010, and IEEE CAMAD 2011, in Kyoto. He will co-chair the QRPM symposium at ICC 2012 in Ottawa, Canada.
Designing Smarter Networks: Modeling Communications in the Era of Service Awareness, Social Networks and the Smart Grid
Combined advances in high speed networking, mobile devices, application sharing, web services, virtual world technologies and large scale event processing are converging to create a new world of pervasive, smarter networks, and ubiquitous “presence” of users, which offers tremendous potential for social interaction and co-creation. The communication networking and computing requirements of this converged human-centric environment are also increasing at an accelerated pace. In this new environment, it is imperative that the crucial networking and computing resources align closely with the needs and patterns dictated by the applications, social networks, and by the human users. The success of such socio-technical smarter systems will hinge on the way networks interact with human presence and location, in all of its physical and virtual aspects.
A robust, scalable, and dynamic communication infrastructure is necessary to connect service consumers and providers within such rich, interactive environments. It is also becoming increasingly relevant to the delivery of smarter health systems, and of the “Energy Internet” or “Smart Grid”, in conjunction with progress in energy storage, renewable generation, and smart metering. Applications of the future will leverage distributed service-oriented deployment patterns where large numbers of network appliances coordinate with peers using network-wide (or “cloud-wide”) application-specific policies, in order to perform configuration changes based on prevailing network, computing and application conditions.
Modeling and adaptation of resources based on state, location, context-awareness and workload (current or predicted) is highly desirable in these high-performance computing and communication socio-technical service systems. In this seminar, we provide an overview of our effort, in collaboration with our College of Management, with the new FREEDM center on renewable energy, with IBM and with Cisco, to develop models of emerging next generation network-based services, traffic characterization and predictive and dynamic resource allocation. We present an overview of approaches that we are using for service-aware utility-oriented modeling and resource allocation in aggregation network optimization, location-aware hybrid activities in wireless networks, smart grids and vehicle charging stations, smart health applications, and virtual collaboration environments such as virtual worlds.