Professor Erik Fredericks gave a research seminar in CIS

11/2/2018

Dr. Erik Fredericks, Assistant Professor of Computer Science and Engineering at Oakland University, visited CIS and gave a research seminar on impact of uncertainty on cyber-physical systems

Dr. Erik Fredericks, Assistant Professor of Computer Science and Engineering at Oakland University, visited CIS and gave a research seminar on impact of uncertainty on cyber-physical systems. This was the third talk in the ISE-Fall 2018 seminar series of the Intelligent Software Engineering (ISE) Lab in CIS.

Cyber-physical systems play a key role in today’s society, from autonomous vehicles to smart homes. The intersection of computational and physical domains presents complex challenges that must be considered when designing and implementing such systems. In this talk, Dr. Fredericks explored recent and current research projects that deal how uncertainty, a concern that results from poorly understood environmental conditions or misinterpreted requirements, can negatively impact a system. Specifically, he discussed how software engineering techniques can be applied to minimize the impact of uncertainty on a system both at design time and run time. These techniques will be motivated in the context of a remote data mirroring network that must disseminate data across a nationwide network, an intelligent vacuum system that must maintain safety and performance concerns, and a smart home for supporting Alzheimer’s patients in a home environment.

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