ECE Colloquium | Predictability Despite Uncertainty in Cyber-Physical Systems

March 6, 2017 - 15:30 - 17:00

Predictability Despite Uncertainty in Cyber-Physical Systems

Dr. Sanjoy Baruah, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Monday, March 6th, 3:30pm

Fred Kaiser Building, room 2020/2030, 2332 Main Mall, UBC (find parking)

It is required of many cyber-physical systems that their run-time behavior be predictable prior to deployment.  Due to cost and related considerations, there is an increasing trend towards implementing such systems using general-purpose (commercial off-the-shelf, or COTS) components; since COTS components are typically designed to ensure functional correctness, it is difficult to validate non-functional properties for systems built using such components.  
We will explore the challenges that arise in ensuring timing predictability for safety-critical systems that are implemented upon COTS platforms and that interact with uncertain environments, and discuss how the discipline of real-time scheduling is beginning to respond to these challenges by devising new models and methods for the design, analysis, and implementation of such safety-critical systems.

Sanjoy Baruah is a professor in the Department of Computer Science at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Texas at Austin in 1993.
His research and teaching interests are in scheduling theory, real-time and safety-critical system design, and resource-allocation and sharing in distributed computing environments. In 2014, he received the Outstanding Technical Achievement and Leadership Award from the IEEE Technical Committee on Real-Time Systems for his contributions to the development of real-time scheduling theory over the past two decades.

The ECE Colloquium brings distinguished international research specialists to our campus to speak about their work. Each year our faculty members invite speakers who are leaders in fields that are of particular importance to the work currenty taking place at ECE.

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