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  • Center for Cyber-Physical Systems and Internet of Things and Ming Hsieh Institute Seminar

    Wed, Oct 30, 2019 @ 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM

    Ming Hsieh Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars

    Speaker: Janos Sztipanovits, Institute for Software Integrated Systems, Vanderbilt University

    Talk Title: Model- and Component-Based Design of Cyber-Physical Systems

    Series: Center for Cyber-Physical Systems and Internet of Things

    Abstract: Model- and component-based design have yielded dramatic increase in design productivity in several narrowly focused homogeneous domains, such as signal processing, control and aspects of electronic design. However, significant impact on the design and manufacturing of complex cyber-physical systems (CPS) such as vehicles has not yet been achieved. This talk describes challenges of and solution approaches to building a comprehensive design automation tool suite for complex CPS and new directions to extend model- and component-based design flows with a range of data-driven methods recently emerging in AI/ML research. The first part of the talk will discuss the OpenMETA tool suite that was developed for pushing the boundaries of "correct-by-construction" methods to decrease the costly design-build-test-redesign cycles in CPS design flows. The discussion will focus on the impact of heterogeneity in modeling, analyzing and optimizing CPS designs. Based on experience with the development of OpenMETA and with the evaluation of its performance in a complex CPS designs, the talk will argue that the current vertically integrated, discipline-specific tool chains need to be complemented with horizontal integration layers that support model integration, tool integration and design process integration. The second part of the talk will analyze the impact of Learning Enabled Components (LEC) on systems as well as engineering design processes.

    Biography: Dr. Janos Sztipanovits is currently the E. Bronson Ingram Distinguished Professor of Engineering at Vanderbilt University and founding director of the Institute for Software Integrated Systems. Between 1999 and 2002, he worked as program manager and deputy director of DARPA Information Technology Office. He was member of the US Air Force Science Advisory Board between 2006 and 2010. His current research interest includes the foundation and applications of model and component-based design of Cyber Physical Systems, design space exploration and systems-security co-design technology. He leads the CPS Virtual Organization and he is co-chair the CPS Reference Architecture and Definition public working group established by NIST in 2014. In 2014/2015 he was elected to be member of the Steering Committee of the Industrial Internet Consortium. He was founding chair of the ACM Special Interest Group on Embedded Software (SIGBED). Dr. Sztipanovits was elected Fellow of the IEEE in 2000 and external member of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences in 2010.

    Host: Pierluigi Nuzzo

    Location: Hughes Aircraft Electrical Engineering Center (EEB) - 132

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Talyia White

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