The agenda for the seminar this week is listed below.

Speaker: Aaron Yi Ding (TU Munich, Germany)

Title: Play it on the Edge – the Fun, the Risks, and the Lessons

Abstract: This talk will introduce three systems built for edge/IoT networks, namely iConfig, FADES, and Securebox, intended for configuration, offloading, and security hardening, respectively. The initial results have been published recently at workshops and as poster/demo of SIGCOMM and MobiCom. Besides sharing first-hand experience on system development, the talk will reveal several pitfalls and lessons learned through live cases. The goal is twofold: 1) to disclose blind spots and interesting directions in edge/IoT domain that deserve further investigations, and 2) to share observations on doing system research in such “buzzword bingo” domain, especially what may hinder us from transferring the (mostly fun) system work into solid scientific outcome.

Bio: Aaron is a Postdoc at the BMW-endowed Chair of Connected Mobility in TU Munich, working with Prof. Joerg Ott since 2016. His research is centered on system networking. He received his MSc and PhD both with distinction from the University of Helsinki. Prior to TUM, he has worked at University of Helsinki (-2016), Columbia University (2014) and University of Cambridge (2013), advised by Prof. Sasu Tarkoma, Prof. Henning Schulzrinne, and Prof. Jon Crowcroft, respectively. He was awarded the ACM SIGCOMM Best of CCR 2014, the Nokia Foundation Scholarships in 2012 and 2013, and the “Staff Member of the Year” in the Department of Computer Science (Birthplace of Linux) at the University of Helsinki.

Venue: Eng. 216

Time and Date: 2 to 3 PM, Wednesday, 22/11/17.

Any comments, advice would be appreciated.

Seminar: Dr. Aaron Yi Ding