Edge Intelligence:

The Co-evolution of Humans, IoT, and AI

by Professor Schahram Dustdar

Head of the Distributed Systems Group, TU Wien University

Schahram Dustdar is Full Professor of Computer Science (Informatics) with a focus on Internet Technologies heading the Distributed Systems Group at the Vienna University of Technology (TU Vienna). From 2004-2010 he was Honorary Professor of Information Systems at the Department of Computing Science at the University of Groningen (RuG), The Netherlands. He is a member of the Academia Europaea: The Academy of Europe, Informatics Section (since 2013) and an IEEE Senior Member (2009). He is recipient of the ACM Distinguished Scientist award (2009), the IBM Faculty Award (2012), the IEEE TCSVC Outstanding Leadership Award (June 2018), the IEEE TCSC Award for Excellence in Scalable Computing (June 2019). He is an Associate Editor of IEEE Transactions on Services Computing, ACM Transactions on the Web, and ACM Transactions on Internet Technology and on the editorial board of IEEE Internet Computing. He is the Editor-in-Chief of Computing (an SCI-ranked journal of Springer).

He received his M.Sc. (1990) and PhD. degrees (1992) in Business Informatics (Wirtschaftsinformatik) from the University of Linz, Austria. In April 2003 he received his Habilitation degree (Venia Docendi) for his work on Process-aware Collaboration Systems - Architectures and Coordination Models for Virtual Teams. His work experience includes several years as the founding head of the Center for Informatics (ZID) at the University of Art and Industrial Design in Linz (1991-1999), Austrian project manager of the MICE EU-project (1993 - 97), and director of Coordination Technologies at the Design Transfer Center in Linz (1999 - 2000). While on sabbatical leave he was a post-doctoral research scholar (Erwin-Schrödinger scholarship) at the London School of Economics (Information Systems Department) (1993 and 1994), and a visiting research scientist at NTT Multimedia Communications Labs in Palo Alto, USA during 1998. From 2007 - 2009 he was Chair of the IFIP Working Group 6.4 on Internet Applications Engineering and a founding member of the Scientific Academy of Service Technology.

From 1999 - 2007 he worked as the co-founder and chief scientist of Caramba Labs Software AG (CarambaLabs.com) in Vienna (acquired by Engineering NetWorld AG), a venture capital co-funded software company focused on software for collaborative processes in teams. Caramba Labs was nominated for several (international and national) awards: World Technology Award in the category of Software (2001); Top-Startup companies in Austria (Cap Gemini Ernst & Young) (2002); MERCUR Innovationspreis der Wirtschaftskammer (2002). From 2006-2012, Prof. Dustdar was on the management board of the Association of the alumni of the TU Wien.


AI for Accelerrated AI Execution

by Professor Hadi Esmaeilzadeh

University of California, San Diego

Hadi was awarded early tenure at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), where he is an associate professor in Computer Science and Engineering. Prior to UCSD, he was an assistant professor in the School of Computer Science at the Georgia Institute of Technology from 2013 to 2017. There, he was the inaugural holder of the Catherine M. and James E. Allchin Early Career Professorship. Hadi is the founding director of the Alternative Computing Technologies (ACT) Lab, where his team is developing new technologies and cross-stack solutions to build the next generation computer systems. He is also the associate director of Center for Machine Integrated Computing and Security (MICS) at UCSD.

Dr. Esmaeilzadeh received his Ph.D. from the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at the University of Washington in 2013. His Ph.D. dissertation received the 2013 William Chan Memorial Dissertation Award from the University of Washington. Hadi was inducted to the ISCA Hall of Fame in 2018.

His research has been recognized by four Communications of the ACM Research Highlights, four IEEE Micro Top Picks, recently one more nominations for Communications of the ACM Research Highlights, one more honorable mention in IEEE Micro Top Picks, and a Distinguished Paper Award in HPCA 2016.

Hadi has received the Air Force Young Investigator Award (2017), College of Computing Outstanding Junior Faculty Research Award (2017), Qualcomm Research Award (2017 and 2016), Google Research Faculty Award (2016 and 2014), Microsoft Research Award (2017 and 2016), and Lockheed Inspirational Young Faculty Award (2016).

His team was awarded the Qualcomm Innovation Fellowship (2014), one of his student is a Microsft Research Fellow, and another won the the 2017 National Center for Women and IT (NCWIT) Collegiate Award. Four of his undergradaute students have been awarded the Georgia Tech President's Undergraduate Research Award (PURA). Hadi's work on dark silicon has been profiled in New York Times.