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Complex Engineered Networks: An Optimization Perspective
Date: 2014/4/1             Browse: 1069

speaker: Ziyu Shao, ShanghaiTech 

time:      Apr. 1, 15:15 - 16:15

space:    ShanghaiTech, Building 8, Room 220


Complex engineered networks are everywhere: data center networks, Internet, wireless communication systems, power grids, transportation networks, and more.  These networks have evolved into complex systems with behaviors and characteristics that are beyond the characterizations and predictions possible by the traditional modeling, analysis and design approaches.  In this talk, I will introduce the recent efforts to understand complex engineered networks from an optimization perspective. My focus is combinatorial problems in complex engineered networks. I will introduce a general framework to guide distributed algorithm design for solving combinatorial network optimization problems. By several case studies, I will show that this simple yet powerful framework can not only provide fresh perspective to existing distributed solutions, but also help us generate new distributed algorithms in various domains with provable performance. Then I will discuss my ongoing work and future work.  


Ziyu Shao received the Ph.D. degree in information engineering from The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shatin, N.T., Hong Kong, in 2010. During 2010-2013, he was a Postdoctoral Fellow at The Chinese University of Hong Kong and a Visiting Scholar at Princeton University. He has been an Assistant Professor with the School of Information Science and Technology at ShanghaiTech University, Shanghai, China since January 2014. He is also an Adjunct Associate Professor with Shenzhen Research Institute at The Chinese University of Hong Kong. He has been invited as the Review and Consulting Expert in Information Technology Commission of Shenzhen Municipal Government since 2012. His research interests include cloud computing, mobile computing, distributed algorithm design, network coding and network optimization.

                                                                        SIST-Seminar Series-140005