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Who’s involved in the TECoSA Edge Computing Summit?

June 17, 09:00 – 15:00

Keynote Speakers

Mahadev Satyanarayanam, CMU

Mahadev Satyanarayanam
Professor Mahadev Satyanarayanam.

Edge Computing: the Journey Ahead – the roots of edge computing and its intimate relationship to cloud computing

Bio: Satya’s multi-decade research career has focused on the challenges of performance, scalability, availability and trust in information systems that reach from the cloud to the mobile edge of the Internet. In the course of this work, he has pioneered many advances in distributed systems, mobile computing, pervasive computing, and the Internet of Things (IoT). Acknowledged as “The Father of Edge Computing,” his seminal 2009 paper and foundational contributions have shaped the field. With a PhD from Carnegie Mellon and degrees from the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras, he is honored as a Fellow of both ACM and IEEE.

Klara Nahrstedt, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

Professor Klara Nahrstedt
Professor Klara Nahrstedt.

Edge Computing in Age of Machine Learning and Energy Constraints

Bio: Klara Nahrstedt is the Swanlund Chair Professor in the Computer Science Department, and the Director of Coordinated Science Laboratory in the Grainger College of Engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Her research interests are in end-to-end QoS, resource management in large scale distributed multimedia systems, and IoT cyber-physical systems. She is the recipient of the IEEE Computer Society Technical Achievement Award, ACM SIGMM Technical Achievement Award, and others. Klara Nahrstedt received her Diploma in Mathematics from Humboldt University, Berlin, Germany in 1985, and PhD from the University of Pennsylvania in the Department of Computer and Information Science in 1995. She is ACM, IEEE, AAAS Fellow, Member of the German National Academy of Sciences (Leopoldina Society), and Member of the US National Academy of Engineering.

Sasu Tarkoma, University of Helsinki

Professor Sasu Tarkoma
Professor Sasu Tarkoma.

AI Interconnect for 6G

Bio: Sasu Tarkoma is Dean of Faculty of Science at the University of Helsinki and Professor of Computer Science. He is visiting professor at the University of Oulu. He has published over 350 scientific articles. The most impactful articles pertain to Internet and distributed systems, Internet of Things, and mobile systems. He has authored or co-authored four international scientific books published by Wiley, CRC Press, and Cambridge University Press. He has 12 granted US patents and over 20 international patent applications. His research has received a number of Best Paper awards and mentions, for example at ACM SenSys (Test of Time Award), IEEE PerCom, ACM CCR, and ACM OSR.

Panel Moderators

Qi Zhang, Aarhus University

Professor Qi Zhang

Bio: Qi Zhang (SM’21) is a Professor with the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Aarhus University, Aarhus, Denmark. She is leading the Internet of Things research area of AU Research Centre for Digitalisation, Big Data and Data Analytics (DIGIT). Her research interests include Internet of Things, Edge Intelligence, Tactile Internet, semantic communication, compressive sensing, as well as sensor data compression and analytics. She is the PI of three Danish Independent Research Fund Projects: AgilE-IoT (Agile Edge Intelligence for Delay Sensitive IoT) and Light-IoT (Analytics Straight on Compressed IoT Data) and eTouch (Edge Intelligence for Immersive Telerobotics in Touch-enabled Tactile Internet). She is the project coordinator and PI of Horizon Europe MSCA Doctoral Networks TOAST (Touch-enabled Tactile Internet Training Network and Open Source Testbed). In addition, she is the AU coordinator of Nordic University Cooperation on Edge Intelligence (NUEI) funded by NordForsk. She was an Associate Editor of EURASIP Journal on Wireless Communications and Networking. She has (co-)authored more than 130 publications in high impact journals and flagship conferences.

Iolanda Leite, KTH Royal Institute of Technology

Professor Iolanda Leite

Bio: Iolanda Leite is an Associate Professor at the division of Robotics, Perception and Learning at the School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, KTH Royal Institute of Technology. Her research goal is to develop robots that can perceive, learn from, and respond appropriately to people in real-world situations. 

Industrial Speakers

Chris Jenkins, Red Hat

Bio: Chris is a visionary Principal Chief Architect renowned for spearheading innovative cybersecurity strategies and fostering the seamless adoption of cutting-edge security measures on Openshift, Red Hat Enterprise Linux and Ansible. With over 30 years of distinguished experience in the technology industry, Chris is a trailblazer known for crafting robust security frameworks that fortify organizations against evolving cyber threats while ensuring business continuity and growth. His comprehensive understanding of cybersecurity landscapes enables him to architect bespoke solutions that align with business objectives, orchestrating enterprise-wide security transformations, integrating agile methodologies, and implementing adaptive defenses to mitigate risks effectively.

As a strategic leader, Chris’s expertise extends to pioneering initiatives that bridge technological advancements with security imperatives. He has a proven track record of developing and implementing multifaceted security architectures, empowering organizations across diverse sectors to navigate complex regulatory landscapes and industry-specific compliance requirements seamlessly. Chris’s innovative approach and dedication to excellence have made him a trusted advisor and a key figure in the advancement of cybersecurity practices, ensuring that organizations remain resilient and secure in the face of ever-evolving threats.

Malina Borg Sigg, Telenor

5G Expert Malina Borg Sigg

Malina is a 5G Expert at Telenor. For more information, please see here.