Academic report of IEEE Fellow. Georgios B. Giannakis, Minnesota University, USA

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Innovative Source Lecture Hall, Southwest Jiaotong University

Lecture Series: Frontiers in Wireless Communications & Information Coding

(Title): Data and Network Sciences: Challenges and Opportunities

(Speaker): Professor Georgios B. Giannakis, University of Minnesota, USA

(Time)7 November 2018, 2:30-3:30pm (Wednesday)

(Venue)Room X9322, Xipu Campus, SWJTU

(Chair): Professor HAO, Li

Outline of the Talk:

Data and Network Sciences: Challenges and Opportunities

We live in an era of data deluge. Pervasive sensors collect massive amounts of information on every bit of our lives, churning out enormous streams of raw data in various formats. Mining information and learning from unprecedented volumes of data promises to limit the spread of epidemics and diseases, identify trends in financial markets, learn the dynamics of emergent social-computational systems, and also protect critical infrastructure including the smart grid and the Internet’s backbone network. While Big Data can be definitely perceived as a big blessing, big challenges also arise with large-scale datasets. This talk will overview challenges and opportunities emerging in the analytical and algorithmic foundations that are widely referred to as Data Science, and Network Science, the latter for data residing on graphs formed by agents that are interconnected (or networked) either physically or through their interdependencies.

(Short Biography of the Speaker):

Georgios B. Giannakis (IEEE Fellow, received his Diploma in Electrical Engr. from the Ntl. Tech. Univ. of Athens, Greece, 1981. From 1982 to 1986 he was with the Univ. of Southern California (USC), where he received his MSc. in Electrical Engineering, 1983, MSc. in Mathematics, 1986, and Ph.D. in Electrical Engr., 1986. He was with the U. of Virginia from 1987 to 1998, and since 1999 he has been a professor with the U. of Minnesota, where he holds a Chair in Wireless Communications, a University of Minnesota McKnight Presidential Chair in ECE, and serves as director of the Digital Technology Center.  His general interests span the areas of communications, networking and statistical signal processing – subjects on which he has published more than 430 journal papers, 720 conference papers, 25 book chapters, two edited books and two research monographs (h-index 133). Current research focuses on data science and network science with applications to social, brain, and power networks with renewables. He is the (co-) inventor of 32 patents issued, and the (co-) recipient of 9 best journal paper awards from the IEEE Signal Processing (SP) and Communications Societies. He also received Technical Achievement Awards from the SP Society (2000), from EURASIP (2005), and the inaugural IEEE Fourier Tech. Field Award (2015). He is a Fellow of EURASIP, and has served the IEEE in various posts including that of a Distinguished Lecturer.