Edge Intelligence: A Powerful Force Driving Sustainability

Professor Albert Y. Zomaya
Peter Nicol Russell Chair Professor of Computer Science and Director of the Centre for Distributed & High-Performance Computing, University of Sydney, Australia



There is a broad agreement that the deployment of computing resources close to where data is created is more business-friendly, as it can address system latency, privacy, cost, and resiliency challenges that a pure cloud computing approach cannot address. This computing paradigm is now known as Edge Computing. Nevertheless, the full potential of this transformation for both of computing and data analytics is far from being realized. The industrial requirements are much more stringent than what a simple edge computing paradigm can deliver. This is particularly true when mission-critical industrial applications have strict requirements on real-time decision making, operational technology innovation, data privacy, and sustainable running environment. In this talk, I aim to provide a few answers by combining real-time computing strengths into modern data- and intelligence-rich computing ecosystems. I will also explore the topic of Edge AI, which is a process in which the Edge systems uses machine learning algorithms to process data generated by the user’s devices.  

About the Speaker

Professor Albert Y. ZOMAYA is Peter Nicol Russell Chair Professor of Computer Science and Director of the Centre for Distributed and High-Performance Computing at the University of Sydney. To date, he has published > 700 scientific papers and articles and is (co-) author/editor of >30 books. A sought-after speaker, he has delivered >250 keynote addresses, invited seminars, and media briefings. He is a past Editor in Chief of the IEEE Transactions on Computers (2010-2014) and the IEEE Transactions on Sustainable Computing (2016-2020), and currently serves as the Editor in Chief of the ACM Computing Surveys.


Professor Zomaya is a decorated scholar with numerous accolades including Fellowships of the IEEE, American Association for the Advancement of Science, and Institution of Engineering and Technology. He is a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Science, Royal Society of New South Wales, Foreign Member of Academia Europaea, and Member of the European Academy of Sciences and Arts. Also, Professor Zomaya is a Clarivate 2022 and 2023 Highly Cited Researcher. His research interests lie in distributed computing, networking, and complex systems.


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