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Task-oriented Communications for Edge AI
March 14th
5:30 PM (1 hour)

Discover the future of edge AI in our upcoming talk by Dr. Jun Zhang, an IEEE Fellow and Associate Professor at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. Delve into the shift from traditional data-oriented communications to task-oriented approaches, optimizing data transmission for specific inference tasks. Learn about the development of effective feature encoders and the introduction of EdgeGPT, an autonomous edge AI system. This presentation will highlight innovations in edge video analytics and mobile robotics, offering insights into achieving high accuracy and low latency in resource-constrained devices. Join us to explore cutting-edge strategies for enhancing edge computing solutions.



Deep learning has achieved remarkable successes in many application domains, such as computer vision, image processing, and natural language processing. However, deploying powerful deep learning models on resource-constrained mobile devices (e.g., wearable or IoT devices) faces great challenges. Recently, edge AI techniques that rely on the emerging mobile edge computing platforms have been proposed, which forward intermediate features to be processed by a powerful edge server. To achieve high-accuracy and low-latency inference, effective feature encoders with low complexity and high compression capability will be needed. This calls for a paradigm shift in wireless communications, from “data-oriented communications”, which maximize data rates, to “task-oriented communications”, where the data transmission is an intermediate step to be optimized for the downstream inference task. This talk will introduce recent progresses on task-oriented communication for edge inference. An effective design principle based on information bottleneck will be firstly introduced, which will then be extended to multi-device cooperative perception based on a distributed information bottleneck framework. Use cases on edge video analytics and edge-assisted localization for mobile robots will be presented, followed by introduction of EdgeGPT, an autonomous edge AI system empowered by large language models.


Jun Zhang received his Ph.D. degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin. He is an IEEE Fellow and an IEEE ComSoc Distinguished Lecturer. He is an Associate Professor in the Department of Electronic and Computer Engineering at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. His research interests include wireless communications and networking, mobile edge computing and edge AI, and cooperative AI. Dr. Zhang co-authored the book Fundamentals of LTE (Prentice-Hall, 2010). He is a co-recipient of several best paper awards, including the 2021 Best Survey Paper Award of IEEE Communications Society, the 2019 IEEE Communications Society & Information Theory Society Joint Paper Award, and the 2016 Marconi Prize Paper Award in Wireless Communications. He also received the 2016 IEEE ComSoc Asia-Pacific Best Young Researcher Award. He is an Editor of IEEE Transactions on Communications and IEEE Transactions on Machine Learning in Communications and Networking, and was an editor of IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications (2015-2020).

Journey through the Cosmos: A Woman Engineer's Exploration in Astrophysics
March 25th
6:30 PM (1.5 hours)

We are thrilled to announce that we will explore the vast realm of astrophysics with our esteemed invited speaker, Dr. Akhter. Dr. Akhter serves as a lecturer in Astrophysics and Physics at the University of Wollongong, bringing a wealth of expertise and knowledge to our event

SusTech Talk - Groundwater as a Rescue for Sustaining Agriculture with Farmer’s Decision
March 26th
6:00 PM (1 hour)

SusTech is hosting talks on Sustainability topics leading up to the 2024 conference in April.

“Groundwater as a Rescue for Sustaining Agriculture with Farmer’s Decision”

with Shakeel Ahmed, Visiting Professor, Islamic University of Science and Technology, J&K, India; Former Chief Scientist, CSIR - National Geophysical Research Institute and former Team-Leader, Indo-French Centre for Groundwater Research, Hyderabad, India


Tuesday, 26-March-2024, 9-10 pm US Eastern, 6-7 pm US Pacific


Advances in Holographic-Type Communications
April 22nd
12:00 PM (1 hour)

Dive into the exciting world of holographic-type communications with Prof. Filip De Turck, an expert in network management and holographic-type technologies. This talk will explore the evolution of video streaming and the shift towards network softwarization, highlighting volumetric media's potential through practical examples. With his extensive background and over 750 publications, Prof. De Turck will address the challenges and opportunities in this field, aiming to inspire collaborative research. Join us for insights into the next-gen communication technologies.



This talk will give an overview of video streaming technologies over telecommunication networks while also taking the important evolution towards network softwarizaton into account.

The importance and the opportunities provided by volumetric media delivery will be outlined by means of several examples.

The most appropriate approach for volumetric media delivery and the various challenges and techniques will be highlighted next.

Finally, an overview of research challenges and opportunities will be presented to stimulate further collaborative research.


Short bio:

Dr. Filip De Turck is a professor at the Department of Information Technology (Intec) of Ghent University and Imec, Belgium, with expertise in communication software, network resource management, adaptive multimedia service delivery, and next-generation video delivery platforms. In this research area, he is involved in and successfully completed many research projects with industry and academia, served as Chair of the IEEE Technical Committee on Network Operations and Management (CNOM), former chair of the Future Internet Cluster of the European Commission, is on the TPC of many international network and service management conferences and workshops and serves in the Editorial Board of several network and service management journals. Prof. Filip De Turck regularly organizes international workshops on the above-mentioned topics, served as Editor-in-Chief of IEEE Transactions on Network and Service Management (TNSM), and steering committee member of the IEEE/IFIP Network Operations and Management Symposium (NOMS), the IFIP/IEEE Integrated Network Management (IM) Symposium, the IEEE Conference on Network Softwarization (IEEE NetSoft) and the IFIP/IEEE Conference on Network and Service Management (CNSM). He also served as chair of the IEEE SDN Initiative Conference Committee, which coordinates initiative IEEE events and conferences on Softwarized Networks. Prof. Filip De Turck was named a Fellow of the IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers) for outstanding technical contributions to network resource management and adaptive service delivery and serves as a ComSoc Distinguished Lecturer. He is currently (co-)author of over 750 publications. He received the IEEE ComSoc Dan Stokesberry Award 2021 for particularly distinguished technical contributions to the growth of the network operations and service management field.

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