报告题目：Industrializing AI: An Ubiquitous Computing Approach
Dr. Haoyi Xiong is currently a Tech Lead and Senior Staff Research Scientist at Beijing Big Data Lab, Baidu Inc. Prior to his industrial research endeavor, he was a tenure-track Assistant Professor at Department of Computer Science, Missouri University of Science and Technology, Rolla Missouri, United States. Before joining Missouri S&T, he was a Research Associate at Department of Systems and Information Engineering, University of Virginia. He received his PhD in Computer Science from Telecom SudParis and Univeristy of Paris 6, MSc and BEng from Hong Kong University of Science and Technology and Huazhong University of Science and Technology respectively. His research interests lay on the intersection between smart cyber-physical systems, applied optimization algorithms, and optimal estimation/control. He published intensively in top computer science conference and journals, such as ICLR, UbiComp, RTSS, IJCAI, AAAI, PerCom, ICDM, and IEEE/ACM Transactions. He has funded, supervised and committed several PhD students and Postdocs, some of them have already secured faculty positions in leading United State universities and researcher positions in top AI companies.
Ubiquitous computing – a term coincided by Mark Weiser (1955—1999, known as chief scientist of Xerox PARC)—refers to the computing paradigm that is made to appear anytime and everywhere through intangible interactions between computer systems to the human and environments. Such interactions are believed as the ways to improve social good, including medical health, psychological well-beings, smart urban life, and so on. In this talk, I will review my past works on ubiquitous computing while giving a special emphasis on their algorithms. Most of these algorithms were originally designed from intuitions, while having been proved with its optimality and (best/worst case) bounds. The ways that provable guarantees of algorithms secured the optimality, safety and criticality, including budget-feasibility, real-time responses, and spatial-temporal coverage, of the operations in ubiquitous computing systems would be discussed.