Cars, Games, Phones, and Drones

Cars, computer games, smartphones and drones are currently witnessing unprecedented technological advancements and are poised to change many aspects of how we live. Imagine the impacts that fully electric and autonomous cars will have. The video gaming industry is soon expected to exceed $300 billion. Today’s smartphones are already incredibly powerful and versatile computing platforms and have influenced our lives in more ways than we would actually like. Drones are being used for an unimaginable array of applications ranging from photography to goods delivery, surveillance, weather and crop monitoring.

What do all of these have in common? What is one of the biggest technological challenges on the path of their development? That is the topic of this talk.

Samarjit Chakraborty

University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill on November 5, 2021 at 10:15 AM in EB3 2332

Samarjit Chakraborty is a William R. Kenan, Jr. Distinguished Professor in the Department of Computer Science at UNC Chapel Hill. Prior to coming here, from 2008 - 2019 he was a professor of Electrical Engineering at the Technical University of Munich in Germany, where he held the Chair of Real-Time Computer Systems. From 2003 - 2008 he was an assistant professor of Computer Science at the National University of Singapore. He obtained his Ph.D. from ETH Zurich in 2003. His research interests can be best described as a random walk through various aspects of designing hardware and software for embedded computers. He served/s on the editorial boards of IEEE Transactions on Computers, ACM Transactions on Cyber-Physical Systems, Leibnitz Transactions on Embedded Systems, Design Automation of Embedded Systems, and Springer’s Lecture Notes on Electrical Engineering. For his Ph.D. thesis, he received the ETH Medal and the European Design and Automation Association’s Outstanding Doctoral Dissertation Award in 2004. In addition, he and his students have received Best Paper and Demo Awards at ISLPED, ICCD, RTCSA, ASP-DAC, EUC, and Mobisys, the 2019 ACM Transactions on Design Automation of Electronic Systems Best Paper Award for their work on automotive security, and more recently the 2021 ACM Transactions on Embedded Computing Systems Best Paper Award for their work on energy modeling of the Bluetooth Low Energy protocol.

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