Talk by Prashant Shenoy: Towards Special-purpose Edge Computing




Talk by Prashant Shenoy: Towards Special-purpose Edge Computing

Prashant Shenoy

Faculty of Science



Title : Towards Special-purpose Edge Computing

Prashant Shenoy, University of Massachusetts

In this talk, I will argue that the era of general-purpose computing is rapidly evolving into one of special-purpose computing due to technological advances that allow for inexpensive hardware devices and accelerators to optimize specific classes of application workloads. Edge computing has not been immune to these trends, and it is now feasible to specialize edge deployments for workloads such as machine learning analytics, speech, and augmented reality using low-cost specialized hardware. I will discuss the implications of these technology trends of the future mobile and IOT-based edge applications and present new challenges that will need to be addressed to fully exploit these trends.


Prashant Shenoy is currently a Professor and Associate Dean in the College of Information and Computer Sciences at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. He received the B.Tech degree in Computer Science and Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay and the M.S and Ph.D degrees in Computer Science from the University of Texas, Austin. His research interests lie in distributed systems and networking, with a recent emphasis on cloud and green computing. He has been the recipient of several best paper awards at leading conferences, including a Sigmetrics Test of Time Award. He serves on editorial boards of the several journals and has served as the program chair of over a dozen ACM and IEEE conferences. He is a fellow of the IEEE and the AAAS and a distinguished member of the ACM.