Internet of Everything

The Internet of Everything: Computational Challenges in Cyber-Physical-Social System Design

Dr. Ram D. Sriram

Chief, Software and Systems Division/ITL
National Institute of Standards and Technology

The Internet, which has spanned several networks in a wide variety of domains, is having a significant impact on every aspect of our lives. These networks are currently being extended to have significant sensing capabilities, with the evolution of the Internet of Things (IoT). With additional control we are entering the era of Cyber-physical Systems (CPS). In the near future the networks will go beyond physically linked computers to include multimodal-information from biological, cognitive, semantic, and social networks (Cyber-physical Social Systems). This paradigm shift will involve symbiotic networks of people (social networks), smart devices, and smart phones or mobile personal computing and communication devices that will form smart net-centric systems and societies (SNSS), which is also known as Internet of Everything in the U.S. These devices – and the network — will be constantly sensing, monitoring, interpreting, and controlling the environment. In this talk, I will provide a unified framework for Internet of Things, Cyber-Physical Systems, Cyber-Physical Social Systems and Smart Networked Systems and Societies. I will discuss various research issues involved in the realization of this unified framework.

Ram D. Sriram is currently the chief of the Software and Systems Division, Information Technology Laboratory, at the National Institute of Standards and Technology. He also serves as the manager of the NIST’s Health IT Program. Before joining the Software and Systems Division, Sriram was the leader of the Design and Process group in the Manufacturing Systems Integration Division, Manufacturing Engineering Laboratory, where he conducted research on standards for interoperability of computer-aided design systems. Prior to joining NIST, he was on the engineering faculty (1986-1994) at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and was instrumental in setting up the Intelligent Engineering Systems Laboratory. Sriram has co-authored or authored nearly 275 publications, including several books and videos. Sriram was a founding co-editor of the International Journal for AI in Engineering. Sriram received several awards including: an NSF’s Presidential Young Investigator Award (1989); ASME Design Automation Award (2011); ASME CIE Distinguished Service Award (2014); the Washington Academy of Sciences’ Distinguished Career in Engineering Sciences Award (2015); ASME CIE division’s Lifetime Achievement Award (2016); CMU CEE’s Lt. Col. Christopher K. Raible Distinguished Public Service Award (2018). Sriram is a Fellow of ASME, AAAS, IEEE and Washington Academy of Sciences, a Distinguished Member (life) of ACM, a Senior Member (life) of AAAI, and a member of INCOSE. Sriram has a B.Tech. from IIT, Madras, India, and an M.S. and a Ph.D. from Carnegie Mellon University.

First presented: March 4, 2022
Department of Mechanical Engineering, Auburn University

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