Distinguished Lecture with Dilma Da Silva: Autonomic Stream Processing at Scale

Date(s) - 14 Feb 2022
1:10 PM - 2:00 PM

3043 ECpE Building Addition

Dilma Da Silva HeadshotSpeaker: Dilma Da Silva, Professor and Holder of the Ford Design Professorship II at the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at Texas A&M University

Title: Autonomic Stream Processing at Scale

Abstract: With the proliferation of Internet-of-Things devices that continuously generate data as input for distributed applications, current frameworks for streaming computing fail to meet the scalability and latency requirements of upcoming applications such as autonomous driving.
In this talk, we discuss current challenges and present the design of a scalable and highly adaptive edge stream processing engine that enables fast processing of a large number of concurrent running IoT applications’ queries in dynamic edge environments.

Bio: Dilma Da Silva is a Professor and Holder of the Ford Design Professorship II at the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at Texas A&M University. Her previous roles include Department Head (2014-2019) and Associate Dean (2019-2020). Her primary research interests are distributed systems, operating systems, and computer science education. She currently has projects on cybersecurity, data sciences, and autonomous vehicles. Before joining Texas A&M, she worked at Qualcomm Research (2012-2014), IBM Research (2000-2012), and the University of Sao Paulo (1996-2000). Dilma is an ACM Distinguished Scientist, a member of the board of CRA-W (Computer Research Association’s Committee on the Status of Women in Computing Research), and a co-founder of the Latinas in Computing group. She served as an ACM SIGOPS from 2011 to 2015 and chaired the ACM Senior Award Committee in 2015. She is an Associate Editor for several journals and is on the steering committee of many conferences. She has chaired more than 35 conferences/workshops and participated in more than 100 program committees. Recent leadership roles include Program Co-chair for IEEE ICDCS’21, ACM Middleware’20, Supercomputing’19, and IPDPS’19. She has published more than 80 technical papers and filed 15 patents. Dilma received her doctoral degree in computer science from Georgia Tech in 1997 and her bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the University of São Paulo, Brazil. She is passionate about enabling the next generation of talent.

Seminar Host: Mai Zheng

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