Research Challenges in Cloud Computing, Many-Core and The Internet of Things

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In this talk, Dr. Hwang will address several research frontiers for exploiting massive parallelism in
many-core GPU clusters, effective data protection in Internet clouds,and innovative applications on
the clouds, datacenters, and the Internet of things (IoT). He will address the issues of ubiquity and
mobility, performance scalability, energy-efficiency, and system-availability in both HPC (high-
performance computing) and HTC (high-throughput computing) systems. He will assess the roles of
many-core, virtualization, sensing and tracking technologies in Internet clouds and IoT development.
Dr. Hwang will review the success stories of the fastest supercomputers (Tianhe-1A and Jaguar),
present new cloud security infrastructure, and discuss privacy protection issues in social networks.
Based on recent advances in these areas, he will address the research challenges with illustrated
examples on scientific discovery over Peta- or Exa-scale supercomputers, upgrading business and
web services with public clouds over virtualized datacenters, protecting social networking with privacy
control, and promoting ubiquitous applications over the emerging Internet of things.
About the Speaker:
Kai Hwang is a Professor of EE/CS at the University of Southern California. He is also an IV-endowed
chair professor at Tsinghua University in China. He received the Ph.D. from UC Berkeley in 1972. He
has published 8 books and over 220 scientific papers in computer architecture, parallel processing,
distributed systems, cloud computing, network security, and Internet applications. His work has been
cited more than 9,000 times with an h-index of 40 and a g-index of 93. Hwang's latest book: Distributed
and Cloud Computing: Clusters, Grids, Clouds and The Internet ofThings (with G. Fox and J.
Dongarra) is being published by Morgan Kaufmann in 2011.
Dr. Hwang was awarded an IEEE Fellow grade by IEEE Computer Society in 1986, and received the
2004 Outstanding Achievement Award from China Computer Federation. He has served as the Editor-
in-Chief of theJournal of Parallel and Distributed Computingand delivered over three dozens of
keynote addresses in major IEEE/ACM Conferences. Hwang has performed advisory, consulting and
collaborative work for IBM, Intel, ETL in Japan, GMD in Germany,INRIA in France, MIT Lincoln Lab,
JPL at Caltech, and Chinese Academy of Sciences. He can be reached via Email:
September 27, 2011
10:30 am
Room 328
Chow Yei Ching Building
The University of Hong Kong
All are welcome!
For enquiries, please call 2859 2180 or email
Department of Computer Science
The University of Hong Kong
Research Challenges in
Cloud Computing, Many-Core
and The Internet of Things
Professor Kai Hwang
University of Southern California