Stacy Patterson - Coordination and Data Analytics for Networked Systems
- Friday, February 10, 2017 from 4:00pm to 5:00pm
- Barnard Hall, Room 108 - view map
Coordination and Data Analytics for Networked Systems
Networked systems are systems composed of dynamic agents that interact over a network. Examples of networked systems range from sensor networks to autonomous robotic networks to the millions of networked components within a single robot. In the first part of this talk, I will present recent theoretical results on coordination in networked systems, i.e., how can a group of agents efficiently reach and maintain agreement. The second part of this talk addresses the challenge of how to efficiently extract and summarize data generated by a networked system, specifically, robotic tactile skins. Finally, I will discuss how tools and results for network coordination and data analytics can be combined to develop solutions for scalable, distributed data analytics in the Internet of Things.
Stacy Patterson is the Clare Boothe Luce Assistant Professor in the Department of Computer Science at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. She received the MS and PhD in computer science from the University of California, Santa Barbara in 2003 and 2009, respectively. From 2009-2011, she was a postdoctoral scholar at the Center for Control, Dynamical Systems and Computation at the University of California, Santa Barbara. From 2011-2013, she was a postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Electrical Engineering at Technion – Israel Institute of Technology. Dr. Patterson is the recipient of a Viterbi postdoctoral fellowship, the IEEE Control Systems Society Axelby Outstanding Paper Award, and an NSF CAREER award. Her research interests include distributed systems, machine learning, sensor networks, and the Internet of Things.