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2009-2010 Colloquium Series: Dr. Lui Sha

CSE 2009-2010 Colloquium Series


Title: Cyber-Physical Systems: A New Frontier

Dr. Lui Sha

University of Illinois at Urbana Champagin

Date: October 23rd, 2009

Time: 11:00am

Location: 3105 Egr (CSE conference room)

Host: Guolian Xing


The Internet has made the world “flat” by transcending space. We can now interact with people and get useful information around the globe in a fraction of a second. The Internet has transformed how we conduct research, studies, business, services, and entertainment.  However, there is still a serious gap between the cyber world, where information is exchanged and transformed, and the sensing and control of the physical environment in which we live. The emerging cyber-physical systems shall enable a modern grand vision for societal-level services at scales never possible before.

At US, the report of the President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST) has placed CPS on the top of the priority list for federal research investment, and the National Science Foundation has led this initiative. In this talk, I will review some of the challenges and promises of CPS, and some of our work in this area.


Bio and background: 

Lui Sha graduated with Ph.D. from Carnegie Mellon University in 1985.  He currently is Donald B. Gillies Chair professor of Computer Science at University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign. He is a fellow of the ACM and IEEE. His work transformed the IEEE standards on real time computing and was cited as a major accomplishment of computer science in National Academy of Science's report: A Broader Agenda for Computer Science and Engineering. His work was also cited as a key enabling technology for many high technology projects, including GPS upgrade, the Mars Pathfinder and the International Space Station. He served on US National Academy of Science's study committee on certifiably dependable software, and a member of the steering group for Cyber Physical Research Initiative.