In the past few years, computing has been dramatically changed. First, cloud computing is being adopted as a way to share resources and reduce
cost. Second, mobile systems have become the primary platforms for millions of users, as both output and input for multimedia content.
Third, sensors are deployed to continuously monitor our environment. In the coming years, these three types of systems-- cloud servers, mobile computers, and sensors-- will be integrated to provide a new way for collecting, analyzing, and storing information. Mobile computers and sensors will produce large amounts of data; the data will span a wide range of contents and formats, including image, audio, video, text, and sensor reading. Cloud servers will be used to analyze these data and transform the data into information, knowledge, and eventually intelligence for decision making. Some applications would impose stringent timing constraints and real-time cloud computing will be required. Data protection will be a critical issue determining the success of mobile cloud computing.
This presentation will give an overview of the potential of mobile cloud computing, describe the challenges, provide snapshots of the projects in my research group, and predict opportunities for industry and academia.
Dr. Yung-Hsiang Lu is an associate professor at the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Purdue University, USA. His research focuses
on resource management, in particular energy management. He is a senior member of the IEEE and the ACM. He is an associate editor of ACM
Transactions on Embedded Computing Systems and ACM Transactions on Design Automation of Electronic Systems. In 2004, he received the Career
Award from National Science Foundation. He received PhD and MSEE from Stanford University, USA, and BSEE from National Taiwan University.