A Tale of Two Worlds: Cyber Meets Physical


Alberto Sangiovanni-Vincentelli

Date: Wednesday, November 4th, 2015, 5:30 PM
Location: David Packard Auditorium, Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA (map)
Speaker: Prof. Alberto Sangiovanni-Vincentelli, UC Berkeley, EECS Department
Co-Organized by: IEEE Computer Society Santa Clara Valley and Stanford Student IEEE
Time: 5:30 PM (PT) Networking/Dinner, 6:00 PM Presentation
Dinner Sponsor:Academic_Network_Red[1]



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In cyber-physical systems (CPS) computing, networking and control (typically regarded as the “cyber” part of the system) are tightly intertwined with mechanical, electrical, thermal, chemical or biological processes (the “physical” part). The increasing sophistication and heterogeneity of these systems requires radical changes in the way sense-and-control platforms are designed to regulate them.

In this presentation, I highlight some of the design challenges due to the complexity and heterogeneity of CPS. I argue that such challenges can be addressed by leveraging concepts that have been instrumental in fostering electronic design automation while dealing with complexity in VLSI system design. Based on these concepts, I introduce a design methodology whereby platform-based design is combined with assume-guarantee contracts to formalize the design process and enable realization of CPS architectures and control software in a hierarchical and compositional manner. I conclude my presentation with a view of where CPS are headed: bio-cyberphysical systems and swarm systems.

Speaker Bio

Alberto Sangiovanni-Vincentelli, fellow of the IEEE, member of NAE and the Buttner Chair of EECS, University of California, Berkeley, helped founding Cadence and Synopsys, the two largest EDA companies and is a member of the Board of Directors of Cadence, Sonics, KPIT-Cummins and Accent, of the Science and Technology Advisory Board of GM, and of the Technology Advisory Council of UTC. He has consulted for major world-wide companies such as IBM, Intel, TI, ST, HP, ATT, Hitachi, Fujitsu, Kawasaki Steel, Telecom Italia, Pirelli, Daimler-Benz, and BMW. He is the President of the Strategic Committee of the Italian Strategic Fund and of the Italian National Council of Research Trustees. He is member of the Executive Committee of the Italian Institute of Technology. He is a member of the Advisory Board of the Lester Center for Innovation of the Haas School of Business and of the Berkeley Roundtable of the International Economy. He is a member of the High-Level Group, of the Steering Committee, of the Governing Board and of the Public Authorities Board of the EU Artemis Joint Technology Initiative. He is member of the Scientific Council of the Italian National Science Foundation.

He received the Kaufman Award for “pioneering contributions to EDA” and the IEEE/RSE Maxwell Medal “for groundbreaking contributions that have had an exceptional impact on the development of electronics and electrical engineering or related fields”. He has won 5 best paper awards and a best presentation award at DAC. He is an author of over 850 papers, 17 books and 3 patents.

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