Timothy Havens, along with co-authors from University of Melbourne, Australia, published an article entitled “A Hybrid Approach to Clustering in Big Data,” in the October 2016 issue of IEEE Transactions on Cybernetics.
by Allison Mills
Cyber-physical systems include smart washing machines, self-driving cars, medical devices and smart grid meters. As our digital worlds become more than handheld, researchers seek to get a better understanding of the interface between cyberspace and tangible elements.
Shiyan Hu (ECE) is an expert in cyber-physical systems and cybersecurity, and is Director of Center for Cyber-Physical Systems at Michigan Tech Institute of Computer and Cybersystems. Recently, the Institute of Technology (IET) launched a new journal Cyber-Physical Systems: Theory & Application, [http://digital-library.theiet.org/content/journals/iet-cps] and appointed Hu as the founding editor-in-chief. IET is the largest engineering society in Europe with more than 180,000 members and Hu will lead a team of associate editors who are leading experts worldwide, including several from Carnegie Mellon, Stanford, University of Illinois, National Taiwan University and University of Tokyo.
Cyber-Physical Systems (CPS) addresses the close interactions and feedback loop between the cyber components (such as embedded sensing systems) and the physical components (such as energy systems) in a system. The exemplary CPS research topics include smart energy systems, smart home/building/community/city, connected and autonomous vehicle system, smart health, etc. This IET journal is dedicated to all aspects of the fundamental and applied research in the design, implementation and operation of CPS systems, considering performance, energy, user experience, security, reliability, fault tolerance, flexibility and extensibility. Its scope also includes innovative big data analytics for cyber-physical systems such as large-scale analytical modeling, complex stochastic optimization, statistical machine learning, formal methods and verification, and real-time intelligent control which are all critical to the success of CPS developments.
As an elected Fellow of IET, Prof. Hu leads this journal and also chairs IEEE Technical Committee on Cyber-Physical Systems (www.ieee-cps.org), an authoritative constituency overseeing all CPS related activities within IEEE. He has published more than 100 research papers (about 30 in the premier IEEE Transactions), received numerous awards recognizing his research impact to the field, and served as associate editor or guest editor for 7 IEEE/ACM Transactions. More information can be found at http://www.ece.mtu.edu/faculty/shiyan/
Conway Fellow Aishwarya Mundada (ECE) co-authored a paper with ECE PhD candidate Yuenyong Nilsiam and Joshua Pearce (MSE/ECE) entitled “A review of technical requirements for plug-and-play solar photovoltaic microinverter systems in the United States” in the journal Solar Energy.
Zhuo Feng (ECE/ICC) is the principal investigator on a project that has received a $450,000 research and development grant from the National Science Foundation. The project is “SHF: Small: Scalable Spectral Sparsification of Graph Laplacians and Integrated Circuits.”
This is a three-year project.
Timothy Havens (ECE/ICC), is the principal investigator on a project that has received a $99,779 research and development grant from the U.S. Department of Defense-Army Research Office.
Joseph Burns (MTRI) and Timothy Schulz (ECE) are co-PIs on the project “Multisensor Analysis and Algorithm Development for Detection and Classification of Buried and Obscured Targets.”
This is the first year of a potential three-year project totaling $1,066,799.
Chris Middlebrook (ECE) was an invited keynote speaker for “Light Night,” sponsored by the SPIE Student Chapter at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (Free University of Brussels) on May 10, 2016. The event contained “LIGHTtalks” and was partially funded by the European LIGHT2015 project. For more information see Light Night 2016.
John Jaszczak (Physics) and Paul Bergstrom (ECE), published a paper “Physical Mechanisms Leading to the Coulomb Blockade and Coulomb Staircase Structures in Strongly Coupled Multi-Island Single-Electron Devices” with their former PhD student Madhusudan Savaikar in the May 24, 2016, issue of ECS Journal of Solid State Science and Technology.
Annual Service Recognition Event
On Tuesday, June 14, faculty and staff members, along with their guests, gathered at the Rozsa Center lobby for the annual Staff Council Service Recognition Luncheon. Awards were presented for five-year increments of service to more than 150 staff members. A dinner for those reaching 25 years or more was held on May 11. The following ECE staff member was recognized:
Michele Kamppinen, Staff Assistant, Electrical and Computer Engineering
PhD student Abhilash Kantamneni (CS) coauthored a paper with Richelle Winkler (SS), Lucia Gauchia (ECE/ME) and Joshua Pearce (ECE/MSE) titled: Emerging economic viability of grid defection in a northern climate using solar hybrid systems in Energy Policy.