Title: Primate-inspired Heterogeneous Mobile and Static Sensor Networks
Professor Yang Xiao
Department of Computer Science,
The University of Alabama,
Tuscaloosa, AL 35487-0290 USA
Although previous bio-inspired models have concentrated on invertebrates (such as ants), mammals such as primates with higher cognitive function are valuable for modeling the increasingly complex problems in engineering. Understanding primates' social and communication systems, and applying what is learned from them to engineering domains is likely to inspire solutions to a number of problems.
This talks introduce studying and modeling modes of group behavior and communication of coppery titi monkeys, rhesus macaques, and other primate models, and applying what the investigators learn to the distributed control of heterogeneous mobile and static sensor networks including assessment of the effectiveness of small and large group formations in heterogeneous mobile and static sensor networks, development of bio-inspired message-based communications, and development of bio-inspired behavior-based communications.
Biography: Dr. Yang Xiao worked in industry as a MAC (Medium Access Control) architect involving the IEEE 802.11 standard enhancement work before he joined academia. He currently is a full professor of Department of Computer Science at The University of Alabama. He was a voting member of IEEE 802.11 Working Group from 2001 to 2004. His research areas are security and communications/networks. He has published more than 200 refereed journal papers (including 50 IEEE/ACM transactions papers) and over 200 refereed conference papers and book chapters related to these research areas. He currently serves as Editor-in-Chief for International Journal of Sensor Networks (IJSNet) (SCI-index with impact factor 1.386 for 2011) and International Journal of Security and Networks (IJSN).