July 1, Wednesday, Keynote

Wireless Computing, Networking and Sensing

H. T. Kung
Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences
Cambridge, MA

Abstract

In the next decade we will begin to face very large sensor-generated datasets on the order of zettabytes or even yottabytes. While the bulk of the processing and storage must be distributed near the sensors, centralized control and applications could still be needed. Moreover, for flexibility in sensor deployments, communications over wireless networks will be essential in spite of their modest bandwidths. This talk will discuss fundamental challenges and recent research progress at Harvard in these areas.

Biographical Sketch

H. T. Kung received his B.S. from National Tsing Hua University (Taiwan), and Ph.D. from Carnegie Mellon University. He is currently William H. Gates Professor of Computer Science and Electrical Engineering at Harvard University. Prior to joining Harvard in 1992, he taught at Carnegie Mellon for about eighteen years. Dr. Kung has pursued a variety of research interests, including complexity theory, database systems, VLSI design, parallel computing, computer architectures, computer networks, network security, wireless communications, and networking of unmanned aerial vehicles. He maintains a strong linkage with industry and has served as a consultant and board member to numerous organizations. Dr. Kung's professional honors include Member of the National Academy of Engineering in USA and Member of the Academia Sinica in Taiwan.