Talk by Grace Lewis (Software Engineering Institute at Carnegie Mellon University)

DATE: Thu 26 September 2013
TIME: 10:00
HOST: Prof. Dr. Patricia Lago

First responders and others operating in crisis environments increasingly make use of handheld devices to help with tasks such as face recognition, language translation, decision-making and mission planning. These resource-constrained environments are characterized by dynamic context, limited computing resources, high levels of stress, and poor network connectivity. Cyber-foraging in general is the leverage of external resource-rich surrogates to augment the capabilities of resource-limited devices. In Cloudlet-Based Cyber-Foraging, resource-intensive computation and data is offloaded to cloudlets – discoverable, generic servers located in single-hop proximity of mobile devices. I will present the basics of cloudlet-based cyber-foraging in addition to future work in this area to address system-wide quality attributes that are critical in resource-constrained environment, beyond energy, performance and fidelity of results.

Grace Lewis is a Principal Researcher at the Software Engineering Institute (SEI) at Carnegie Mellon University (CMU), in the Software Solutions Division (SSD). She is the deputy for the Advanced Mobile Systems (AMS) initiative and the principal investigator for the Edge-Enabled Tactical Systems research project. Her current interests and projects are in mobile computing, cloud computing and service-oriented architecture (SOA). Her latest publications include multiples reports and articles on these subjects and a book in the SEI Software Engineering Series. She is also a member of the technical faculty for the Master in Software Engineering program at CMU. Grace holds a B.Sc. in Systems Engineering and an Executive MBA from Icesi University in Cali, Colombia; and a Master in Software Engineering from CMU. She is currently a PhD candidate at the Department of Computer Science (Faculty of Sciences) at VU University Amsterdam, Research Group on Software and Services.

Slides of the talk available here.