IEEE International Conference on Sensing, Communication and Networking
11-13 June 2018 – Hong Kong


A Vision towards Pervasive Edge Computing

Yuanyuan Yang

IEEE Fellow

Program Director, National Science Foundation

SUNY Distinguished Professor, Stony Brook University, USA

Abstract:  This talk presents an emerging pervasive edge computing paradigm where heterogeneous edge devices (e.g., smartphones, tablets, IoT and vehicles) can collaborate to sense, process data and create many novel applications at network edge. We propose a data centric design where data become self-sufficient entities that are stored, referenced independently from their producers. This enables us to design efficient and robust data discovery, retrieval and caching mechanisms. The future research agenda including scalable data discovery, cache management, autonomous processing, trust, security and privacy, incentives and semantic data naming) will be discussed. 

Biography:   Yuanyuan Yang received the BEng and MS degrees in computer science and engineering from Tsinghua University, Beijing, China, and the MSE and PhD degrees in computer science from Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland, USA. Dr. Yang is a SUNY Distinguished Professor in the Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering and Department of Computer Science at Stony Brook University, New York, USA. She is currently on leave as a Program Director at the US National Science Foundation. She has served as the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs of College of Engineering and Applied Sciences at Stony Brook University and a Division Director of New York State Center of Excellence in Wireless and Information Technology.

Dr. Yang is internationally recognized for her contributions in parallel & distributed computing systems and networking. She was named an IEEE Fellow in 2009 for contributions to the area. Her current research interests include cloud computing, edge computing and mobile computing. Her research group currently develops data center architectures and virtual machine placement algorithms in cloud computing systems, data discovery/retrieval/caching mechanisms in edge computing systems, and wireless energy-charging algorithms and mobile data gathering mechanisms in wireless rechargeable sensor networks.

Dr. Yang is currently the Associate Editor-in-Chief for IEEE Transactions on Cloud Computing and an Associate Editor for ACM Computing Surveys. She has served as the Associated Editor-in-Chief for IEEE Transactions on Computers, and an Associated Editor for IEEE Transactions on Computers and IEEE Transactions on Parallel and Distributed Systems. She has published about 400 scientific papers in leading refereed journals and conferences.

She is an inventor/co-inventor of seven U.S. patents in the area of interconnection networks. She has served as a distinguished visitor of IEEE Computer Society. She received an IEEE Region 1 Award in 2002, the Best Paper Awards at the 18th IEEE International Parallel and Distributed Processing Symposium in 2004, and the 7th International Conference on Parallel and Distributed Systems in 2000, a Distinguished Leadership Award from the 15th IEEE International Conference on Computer Communications and Networks in 2006 and four Best Paper Runner-up Awards. She has served as a general chair, program chair or vice chair for several major conferences and a program committee member for numerous conferences. Her research has been supported by a number of research grants from the National Science Foundation and the Army Research Office. Her home page is at


Internet of Everything for the New Industrial Revolution

Yunhao Liu


 MSU Foundation Professor and Chairperson

 Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Michigan State University, USA

Abstract:  In this talk, I will introduce several of our ongoing Internet of Things (IoT) projects such as the GreenOrbs, TagSys, and Wifi Radar. I will focus on a few key ideas such as passive diagnosis, sensorless sensing, and the opportunities and challenges in extremely large scale IoT systems, and the impact of IoT to the new industrial revolution.

Biography:  Yunhao Liu, ACM Fellow and IEEE Fellow, MSU Foundation Professor and Chairperson of Department of Computer Science and Engineering at Michigan State University. He also holds the Chang Jiang Chair Professorship and serves as the Director of Tsinghua-Yonghui Joint Research Institute for Smart Supply Chain at Tsinghua University. Yunhao received his BS degree in Automation Department from Tsinghua University in 1995, and an MS and a Ph.D. degree in Computer Science and Engineering at Michigan State University in 2003 and 2004, respectively. Yunhao was in the faculty of the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology from 2004 through 2011 and the School of Information Technology at Tsinghua University from 2011 through 2013, and the Dean of School of Software of Tsinghua University from 2013 through 2017. Yunhao is an ACM Distinguished Speaker and the recipient of the IOT Young Achievement Award from the China Computer Federation (2016), the ACM Presidential Award (2013), the China National Natural Science Award (2012), and the NSF China Distinguished Young Scholar Award (2011). He has authored/co-authored three books and more than 180 research papers. He received 4 Best Paper Awards in international leading conferences and has over 20,000 citations with an h-index of 63.