TALK: Reliable and Energy Efficient Cyber-Physical Systems

  • Speaker:
    Assistant Prof. M. A. Al Faruque

    UC Irvine

  • Location:

    KIT building 50.22,
    Room: Pavillon (close to "Kinderklinik"),

  • Date: July 27th, 2015, 1:30pm

This talk will present a reliability (aging) and energy-aware modeling, simulation, and control framework for battery-powered Cyber-Physical Systems (CPS). This framework is expected to enable system-level control of CPS dynamics and minimize development time and cost. Today, the main challenge is the daunting complexity of CPSs, where the interconnection of multiple domains induces complex interactions and a large design space. Existing work focuses on a specific domain to have manageable complexity and generates modeling paradigms ad hoc for specific domains, scenarios, and applications. Clearly, this approach is not scalable and generalizable, and fails to provide a solid abstraction layer for multi-domain CPSs. To solve this existing challenge, the group at UCI led by Dr. Al Faruque proposes a design framework using a functional modeling technique where, requirements are formally defined, functional models are synthesized to behavioral models, broad design space exploration is performed to identify various design alternatives, and embedded control systems are developed that close the loop at the system-level rather than at the subsystem-level. During the talk, the framework will be presented using an example of Electric Vehicle (EV) CPS. To be specific, during this talk, following EV design aspects will be considered: higher battery lifetime to reduce the battery replacement cost and EV energy efficiency to avoid the "range anxiety".

Short Bio:
Mohammad Al Faruque is currently with University of California Irvine (UCI), where he is a tenure track assistant professor and directing the Cyber-Physical Systems lab. Prof. Al Faruque served as an Emulex Career Development Chair during October 2012 till July 2015. Before, he was with Siemens Corporate Research and Technology in Princeton, NJ. His current research is focused on system-level design of embedded systems and Cyber-Physical-Systems (CPS) with special interest on model-based design of software-integrated (multi)-physics systems, multi-core systems, real-time scheduling algorithms, etc.
Prof. Al Faruque received the 2015 UCI Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Fostering Undergraduate Research, the 2015 Hellman Fellow Award, the 2015 DAC Best Paper Award, the 2009 IEEE/ACM William J. McCalla ICCAD Best Paper Award, the 2008 HiPEAC Paper Award, and the 2005 DAC Best Paper Award Nomination. Besides 40+ IEEE/ACM publications in the premier journals and conferences, Prof. Al Faruque holds 3 US patents.