Title: From Mobile Edge Computing to Edge AI
Jun Zhang, Assistant Professor
Department of Electronic and Information Engineering at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU)
With the proliferation of smart mobile devices and Internet of Things, as well as the emergence of innovative mobile applications, tremendous pressures have been put on mobile computing. Mobile edge computing (MEC) is a recently proposed platform to meet such challenges, and has attracted significant attentions from both the industry and academia. By deploying computer servers at the network edge, MEC can effectively provide low-latency computation services for mobile devices. Built upon the MEC platform, also assisted by the recent advancements in AI, a new area emerges, namely edge AI or edge learning. Edge AI effectively leverages the enormous data generated by billions of mobile devices to train machine learning models, which enable intelligent mobile applications. This talk will present the recent trend from MEC to edge AI, and introduce new design methodologies. Potential research directions will also be identified.
Dr. Jun Zhang received the Ph.D. degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin. He is currently an Assistant Professor in the Department of Electronic and Information Engineering at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU). His research interests include wireless communications and networking, mobile edge computing and edge learning, distributed learning and optimization, and big data analytics.
Dr. Zhang co-authored the book Fundamentals of LTE (Prentice-Hall, 2010). He is a co-recipient of several best paper awards, including the 2016 Marconi Prize Paper Award in Wireless Communications (the best paper award of IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications), the 2014 Best Paper Award for the EURASIP Journal on Advances in Signal Processing, an IEEE GLOBECOM Best Paper Award in 2017, an IEEE ICC Best Paper Award in 2016, and an IEEE PIMRC Best Paper Award in 2014. Two papers he co-authored received the Young Author Best Paper Award of the IEEE Signal Processing Society in 2016 and 2018, respectively. He also received the 2016 IEEE ComSoc Asia-Pacific Best Young Researcher Award. He is an Editor of IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications and Journal of Communications and Information Networks, and was a guest editor of the special section on Mobile Edge Computing for Wireless Networks in IEEE Access.