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The challenges for mechanisms and applications of cyber-physical Systems
Date: 2014/5/13             Browse: 1021

Speaker: P. R. Kumar

Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Texas A&M University

Time: May 13th, 4pm to 5pm

Space: Shanghaitech, building 8, room 220


Cyber-physical systems represent a third generation platform enabling large scale control systems, after the earlier two generations of analog control and digital control. This new platform poses multiple challenges at many levels to building reliable systems, both at the level of enabling mechanisms as well as in application design and analysis. We will address several problems related to providing guarantees on timeliness of communications, proofs of safety, and design of distributed systems.


P. R. Kumar holds the College of Engineering Chair in Computer Engineering at at Texas A&M University. His current research is focused on energy systems, wireless networks, secure networking, automated transportation, and cyberphysical systems. He obtained his B. Tech. from IIT Madras, and his D.Sc. from Washington University, St. Louis. He is a member of the National Academy of Engineering of the USA, and a fellow of the World Academy of Sciences. He was awarded an honorary doctorate by the ETH, Zurich. He received the Outstanding Contribution Award of ACM SIGMOBILE, the IEEE Field Award for Control Systems, the Donald P. Eckman Award of the American Automatic Control Council, and the Fred W. Ellersick Prize of the IEEE Communications Society. He is an ACM Fellow and a Fellow of IEEE. He was awarded the Distinguished Alumnus Award from IIT Madras, the Alumni Achievement Award from Washington University in St. Louis, and the Daniel C. Drucker Eminent Faculty Award from the College of Engineering at the University of Illinois. He is an Honorary Professor at IIT Hyderabad, and a D. J. Gandhi Distinguished Visiting Professor at IIT Bombay.


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