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

    Tue, Jan 14, 2020 @ 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM

    Ming Hsieh Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars

    Speaker: Stefano Ferretti, University of Bologna, Italy

    Talk Title: Are Distributed Ledger Technologies Ready for Smart Transportation Systems?

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

    Abstract: In this talk, I\'ll present a system architecture that exploits Distributed Ledger Technologies (DLTs) and related software technologies to promote the development of smart transportation systems. DLTs provide very interesting features, such as immutability, traceability and verifiability of data. Thus, the designed system architecture allows creating, storing and sharing data generated by vehicles and users through their sensors, while moving. However, some doubts on the scalability and responsiveness of these technologies appear to be well-founded. Experimental results of a real test-bed over IOTA, a promising DLT for IoT, will be discussed.

    Biography: Stefano Ferretti is an Associate Professor at the Department of Computer Science and Engineering of the University of Bologna. He received the Laurea degree (summa cum laude) and the Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of Bologna respectively in 2001 and in 2005. His current research interests include distributed systems, complex networks, data science, fintech and blockchain technologies, multimedia communications, hybrid and distributed simulation. He is in the editorial board of the Simulation Modelling Practice and Theory (SIMPAT) journal, Elsevier, and of the Encyclopedia of Computer Graphics and Games, published by Springer. He is in the technical committee of Computer Communications, Elsevier, as well as Online Social Networks and Media, Elsevier. He acted as editor of special issues on other international journals (i.e., Wiley CPE, Elsevier ComCom). He acted as chairs for several conferences and workshops within flagship conferences, e.g., ACM Mobisys, IEEE InfoCom.

    Host: Prof. Bhaskar Krishnamachari, bkrishna@usc.edu

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

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Talyia White


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