Smart and Connected Systems: The Gateway to a Sustainable Future

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The overarching motivation of smart and connected systems (SCS) is to collect, transport and process data that drives decisions on how to best utilize resources, reduce cost and improve personal well-being and safety. SCS provide means to seamlessly observe our resources leading to sustainable and responsible communities. With the staggering growth in wirelessly connected systems, there exists a variety of deployment scenarios each having its own demands and requirements, thus artificially complicating the vision of a harmonized wirelessly interconnected ecosystem. The talk will discuss how recent advances in wireless computing and communication nodes can be harnessed to serve the multitude of deployment scenarios required to empower communities of the future with smart and connected systems. 

Brief Biography

Ahmed M. Eltawil is a Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) where he joined the Computer, Electrical and Mathematical Science and Engineering Division (CEMSE) in 2019. Prior to that he was with the Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Department at the University of California, Irvine (UCI) since 2005. At KAUST, he is the founder and director of the Communication and Computing Systems Laboratory (CCSL). His current research interests are in the general area of smart and connected systems with an emphasis on mobile systems. He received the Doctorate degree from the University of California, Los Angeles, in 2003 and the M.Sc. and B.Sc. degrees (with honors) from Cairo University, Giza, Egypt, in 1999 and 1997, respectively. Dr. Eltawil has been on the technical program committees and steering committees for numerous workshops, symposia, and conferences in the areas of low power computing and wireless communication system design. He received several award, including the NSF CAREER grant supporting his research in low power computing and communication systems. He is a senior member of the IEEE and a senior member of the National Academy of Inventors, USA. In 2021, he was selected as “Innovator of the Year” by the Henry Samueli School of Engineering at the University of California, Irvine.

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