Data Analytics for Human-centric Cyber-physical Systems

Tarek F. Abdelzaher
Tarek F. Abdelzaher
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) , USA
16:10~17:00, November 22nd, 2013


This talk is motivated by emerging directions in cyber-physical systems such as enhancing sustainability, streamlining transportation, and optimizing disaster response. These applications share two new properties that are not usually the focus of traditional embedded system examples. First, these applications are data-intensive. They will feature extensive data collection and sharing from a variety of sources of different degrees of reliability. Second, they are human-centric. Humans play a much more prominent role as an integral part of the overall cyber-physical system whose performance is being optimized. It therefore becomes of interest to understand the role of humans “in the loop” and explore the challenges of accommodating human behavior and data analytics in the design of cyber-physical applications. The talk uses examples of recent research in the area to distill these challenges into a prospective interdisciplinary research agenda on human-centric, data-intensive cyber-physical systems for the next decade.


Research Interests:

  • Cyber-physical Systems


Awards and Honors:

  • IEEE Technical Committee on RTS Outstanding Achievement and Leadership Award (2012)
  • Xerox Award for Faculty Research (2011)
  • Willett Faculty Scholar (2010)