Professor Dario Pompili and CPS lab member Parul Pandey have won the 2016 Googol T-ASE Best Applications Paper Award, for their IEEE Transactions on Automation Science and Engineering (T-ASE) article titled "Dynamic Collaboration between Networked Robots and Clouds in Resource-Constrained Environments." The article is co-authored with  Dr. Jingang Yi from the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at Rutgers. The authors received the award, which included a certificate and 500 USD prize, at the 12th IEEE International Conference on Automation Science and Engineering (CASE), held in Fort Worth, TX. 

The paper abstract is below:
Abstract: Underwater mobile sensor networks such as Autonomous Underwater Vehicles (AUVs) or robots are envisioned to enable applications for oceanographic data collection, environmental and pollution monitoring, offshore exploration, and distributed tactical surveillance. These applications require running compute- and data-intensive algorithms that go beyond the capabilities of the individual AUVs that are involved in a mission. To execute these task-parallel algorithms in resource- and time-constrained environments, dynamic and reliable collaboration between local networked robots (e.g., AUVs) and remote public Clouds is needed. To this end, the heterogeneous sensing, computing, communication, and storage capabilities of local and remote resources are exploited to form a "loosely coupled" mobile Cloud, and a novel resource provisioning engine that dynamically takes decisions on “what” and “where” the tasks should be executed in the mobile Cloud is introduced. Comparison of benefits of collaboration between local and Cloud resources with purely local and centralized approaches are presented through exhaustive computer simulations.

Congratulations Dario and Parul!

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