Topic:The Future of Computer Science &Network Big Data Analysis for Autonomic Future Internet
Reporter：Prof. Wei Zhao (Vice President ofAmerican University of Sharjah), Prof. Min Geyong,The University ofExeter
Time:14:30 p.m., April 25th, 2019
Site:The New Conference Hall, School of Computer Science, NPU
Host：Prof. Zhiwen Yu
Autonomic Future Internet (AFI) coupled with the emerging SDN/NFV technologies is regarded as a promising and viable solution for addressing many grand challenges faced by 5G, such as explosive growth of network data traffic, massive increase in the number of interconnected devices, and continuous emergence of new services and applications. Two key features of AFI are self-management and cognitive learning; the former is essential for complexity reduction and fast adaptation to changing situations and the latter can increase the intelligence through flexible knowledge utilization. In this talk, we will present state-of-the-art network architecture for AFI that is seamlessly integrated with SDN and NFV. The core Knowledge Plane within this unified architecture is responsible for real-time network big data analysis and knowledge discovery in order to maintain high-level behaviors of how the network should be configured, managed, and optimized. To establish a powerful, flexible and scalable Knowledge Plane in AFI, we will present the innovative big data processing technologies and cost-effective platform developed in our research group, including the unified representation of heterogeneous network big data and real-time incremental data analysis tools for extracting valuable insights to support better decision making for network design, resource management and optimization.
Introduction of the Reporter:
Prof. Zhao was born in Suzhou and was born in Xi'an. He was once a plating worker after graduating from high school. In 1977, he graduated from the Department of Physics of Shaanxi Normal University. In 1983 and 1986, he obtained a master's degree and a doctorate in computer and information science from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst.
Zhao is currently the Research Director (Vice President) of the American University of Sharjah. From 2008 to 2018, he served as the eighth president of the University of Macau. Prior to this, he served as the Dean of the School of Science at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, the Director of the Computer and Network Systems Division of the National Science Foundation, and the Senior Associate Vice President of Scientific Research at Texas A&M University. He had also taught students at Shaanxi Normal University, Amherst College, Adelaide University, and Texas A&M University.
Professor Zhao Wei has extensive experience in a wide range of fields of higher education and scientific research management. Among the scholars who have stayed in the United States, Zhao Wei was at one of the top positions in the US federal government and universities. In Hong Kong and Macao, he was the first mainland Chinese to be recruited as a university president. During his tenure as the Dean of the Department of Computer Science at Texas A&M University (1997-2001), the department's research funding quadrupled, and the department's undergraduate education leaped to the seventeenth in the US rankings. During his tenure at the National Science Foundation (2005-2007), he led the launch of a new study in Cyber-Physical Systems, which led a 24% increase in the computer and network systems division's on-time completion rate, and the funding and project applications increased by 20% and 14% respectively. During his tenure as President of the University of Macau, the University of Macau was twice inspected by the President of the State (Hu Jintao and Xi Jinping) and built a new campus 20 times larger than the old campus. The world ranking of the University of Macau jumped from 2,000 to 370. In 2011, Zhao Wei was appointed as the chief scientist of the National Internet of Things 973 project by the Ministry of Science and Technology of China.
In recognition of Zhao Wei’s outstanding achievements in science and education, China Association for the Advancement of Science and Technology awarded him the “Lifetime Achievement Award”. The Chinese Computer Science Society awarded him the “Overseas Outstanding Contribution Award”, and the world’s 12 universities awarded him the honorary doctorate title. The Academy of Sciences awarded him the title of academician.
Professor Min is a Chair in High Performance Computing and Networking and the academic lead of Computer Science in the College of Engineering, Mathematics and Physical Sciences at the University of Exeter, UK. His recent research has been supported by European Horizon-2020, FP6/FP7, UK EPSRC, Royal Academy of Engineering, Royal Society, and industrial partners including Motorola, IBM, Huawei Technologies, INMARSAT, and InforSense Ltd. Prof. Min has published more than 200 research papers in leading international journals including IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking, IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications, IEEE Transactions on Communications, IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications, IEEE Transactions on Multimedia, IEEE Transactions on Computers, IEEE Transactions on Parallel and Distributed Systems, and at reputable international conferences, such as SIGCOMM-IMC, INFOCOM, ICDCS, IPDPS, GLOBECOM, and ICC. He is an Associated Editor of several international journals, e.g., IEEE Transactions on Computers, and IEEE Transactions on Cloud Computing. He served as the General Chair/Program Chair of a number of international conferences in the area of Information and Communications Technologies.