BDIOT2023 | North - International Conference on the Cooperation and Integration of Industry, Education, Research, and Application
Biosketch: Dr. Yi Pan is currently a Chair Professor and the Dean of Faculty of Computer Science and Control Engineering at Shenzhen Institute of Advanced Technology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China and a Regents’ Professor Emeritus at Georgia State University, USA. He served as Chair of Computer Science Department at Georgia State University from 2005 to 2020. He has also served as an Interim Associate Dean and Chair of Biology Department during 2013-2017. Dr. Pan joined Georgia State University in 2000, was promoted to full professor in 2004, named a Distinguished University Professor in 2013 and designated a Regents' Professor (the highest recognition given to a faculty member by the University System of Georgia) in 2015.
Dr. Pan received his B.Eng. and M.Eng. degrees in computer engineering from Tsinghua University, China, in 1982 and 1984, respectively, and his Ph.D. degree in computer science from the University of Pittsburgh, USA, in 1991. His profile has been featured as a distinguished alumnus in both Tsinghua Alumni Newsletter and University of Pittsburgh CS Alumni Newsletter. Dr. Pan's current research interests mainly include bioinformatics and health informatics using big data analytics, cloud computing, and machine learning technologies. Dr. Pan has published more than 450 papers including over 250 journal papers with more than 100 papers published in IEEE/ACM Transactions/Journals. In addition, he has edited/authored 43 books. His work has been cited more than 18500 times based on Google Scholar and his current h-index is 88. Dr. Pan has served as an editor-in-chief or editorial board member for 20 journals including 7 IEEE Transactions. Currently, he is serving as an Editor-in-Chief of Big Data Mining and Analytics, an Associate Editor-in-Chief of Journal of Computer Science and Technology, Chinese Journal of Electronics, and IEEE/ACM Transactions on Computational Biology and Bioinformatics. He is the recipient of many awards including one IEEE Transactions Best Paper Award, five IEEE and other international conference or journal Best Paper Awards, 4 IBM Faculty Awards, 2 JSPS Senior Invitation Fellowships, IEEE BIBE Outstanding Achievement Award, IEEE Outstanding Leadership Award, NSF Research Opportunity Award, and AFOSR Summer Faculty Research Fellowship. He has organized numerous international conferences and delivered keynote speeches at over 70 international conferences around the world.
Dr. Pan is a Member of the Academy of the United Nations Sciences and Technology Organization, Foreign Member of Ukrainian Academy of Engineering Sciences, Fellow of American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering, Fellow of Institute of Engineering Technology and Fellow of Royal Society for Public Health.
Speech Title: Automatic and Semi-Automatic Translation for Cloud Programming Models
Abstract: Cloud computing has gradually evolved into an infrastructural tool for many scientific and business applications with intensive data or computing requirements. One of the challenges in cloud computing now is how to run software efficiently on cloud platforms since lots of classic sequential codes are not ready to be executed in parallel in cloud environments, resulting in long execution time and low efficiency. It is also costly and labor intensive to redesign and convert current sequential codes into cloud codes running on cloud programming models such as MapReduce or Spark. Thus, automatic translation from sequential codes to cloud codes is one of the directions that could resolve the problem of slow code migration from traditional computing platforms to cloud infrastructures. In this talk, I will present several automatic translators (M2M, J2M and J2S) for cloud programming models MapReduce and Spark. I will provide details of the design of our translators and their performance results based on many experiments. Performance comparisons between hand-coded cloud programs and automatically translated codes will also be carried out. Semi-automatic translation with human tuning will also be introduced. Our experimental results indicate that the translators we have designed not only can precisely translate the sequential codes such as MATLAB codes or Java codes into cloud codes, but also can achieve almost a linear speedup in performance if the data sizes in the applications are huge enough. Since cloud computing is used for big data anyway, this demonstrates that automatic translation to reduce labor costs is a possible effective way to go for cloud programming. In addition, the limitations and shortcomings of our automatic translation and semi-automatic translation will be identified and future directions in this area will be provided.
North - International Conference on the Cooperation and Integration of Industry, Education, Research, and Application
Biosketch: Dr. Rajkumar Buyya is a Redmond Barry Distinguished Professor and Director of the Cloud Computing and Distributed Systems (CLOUDS) Laboratory at the University of Melbourne, Australia. He is also serving as the founding CEO of Manjrasoft, a spin-off company of the University, commercializing its innovations in Cloud Computing. He has authored over 850 publications and seven textbooks including "Mastering Cloud Computing" published by McGraw Hill, China Machine Press, and Morgan Kaufmann for Indian, Chinese and international markets respectively. Dr. Buyya is one of the highly cited authors in computer science and software engineering worldwide (h-index=160, g-index=352, and 137,500+ citations).
Software technologies for Grid, Cloud, and Fog computing developed under Dr.Buyya's leadership have gained rapid acceptance and are in use at several academic institutions and commercial enterprises in 50+ countries around the world. Manjrasoft's Aneka Cloud technology developed under his leadership has received "Frost New Product Innovation Award". Dr. Buyya received "Mahatma Gandhi Award" along with Gold Medals for his outstanding and extraordinary achievements in Information Technology field and services rendered to promote greater friendship and India-International cooperation. He served as founding Editor-in-Chief of the IEEE Transactions on Cloud Computing. He is currently serving as Editor-in-Chief of Software: Practice and Experience, a long-standing journal in the field established 50+ years ago. He has presented over 700 invited talks (keynotes, tutorials, and seminars) on his vision on IT Futures, Advanced Computing technologies, and Spiritual Science at international conferences and institutions in Asia, Australia, Europe, North America, and South America. He has recently been recognized as a Fellow of the Academy of Europe. For further information on Dr.Buyya, please visit his cyberhome: www.buyya.com
Speech Title: Neoteric Frontiers in Cloud, Edge, and Quantum Computing
Abstract: Computing is being transformed to a model consisting of services that are delivered in a manner similar to utilities such as water, electricity, gas, and telephony. In such a model, users access services based on their requirements without regard to where the services are hosted or how they are delivered. Cloud computing paradigm has turned this vision of "computing utilities" into a reality. It offers infrastructure, platform, and software as services, which are made available to consumers as subscription-oriented services. Cloud application platforms need to offer (1) APIs and tools for rapid creation of elastic applications and (2) a runtime system for deployment of applications on geographically distributed Data Centre infrastructures (with Quantum computing nodes) in a seamless manner.
The Internet of Things (IoT) paradigm enables seamless integration of cyber-and-physical worlds and opening opportunities for creating new class of applications for domains such as smart cities, smart robotics, and smart healthcare. The emerging Fog/Edge computing paradigms support latency sensitive/real-time IoT applications with a seamless integration of network-wide resources all the way from edge to the Cloud.
This keynote presentation will cover (a) 21st century vision of computing and identifies various IT paradigms promising to deliver the vision of computing utilities; (b) innovative architecture for creating elastic Clouds integrating edge resources and managed Clouds, (c) Aneka 5G, a Cloud Application Platform, for rapid development of Cloud/Big Data applications and their deployment on private/public Clouds with resource provisioning driven by SLAs, (d) a novel FogBus software framework with Blockchain-based data-integrity management for facilitating end-to-end IoT-Fog/Edge-Cloud integration for execution of sensitive IoT applications, (e) experimental results on deploying Cloud and Big Data/ IoT applications in engineering, and health care (e.g., COVID-19), deep learning/Artificial intelligence (AI), satellite image processing, and natural language processing (mining COVID-19 research literature for new insights) on elastic Clouds, (f) QFaaS: A Serverless Function-as-a-Service Framework for Quantum Computing, and (g) directions for delivering our 21st century vision along with pathways for future research in Cloud and Edge/Fog computing.