Two talks on August 31: Mohammadreza Mahmudimanesh and Philipp M. Scholl

Dear GKmM members,

I am glad to announce two talks for our next GK meeting: (1) One talk from Reza reporting about his research as a DEEDS GK student, and (2) one talk from Philipp as an interview talk for a potential GK position with Kristof van Laerhoven. Below you find the abstracts of both talks.

**** The meeting will be on Wedn. August 31, 2011, 15:00-16:30, in room A102



Research Report Talk: 15:00-15:30

Talk: Energy-efficient Wakeup Scheduling and Flexible Directional Flooding for Real-Time Data Delivery in WSNs, Binoy Ravindran

Dear GKmM members,
We are very pleased to announce our next invited seminar talk for the GKMM session on July 13th, 2011. The talk takes place at 15:00h in S2/02, Room A102.

Our guest speaker is Prof. Binoy Ravindran, a full Professor in the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Virginia, USA. His expertise include real-time, embedded, and networked systems with a particular focus on resource management at various levels of abstraction.

Talk: "Secure Distributed Applications using Information Flow Control", Peter Pietzuch

Title: "Secure Distributed Applications using Information Flow Control"
Speaker: Peter Pietzuch, Department of Computing, Imperial College London
Time: Wednesday, June 8th, 10:30h in S2/02 - A102

Open Position @ GKmM

Research Topic: Composite Event Detection and Processing in Human-Worn and Wireless Sensor Networks Surveillance scenarios frequently contain a highly variable and heterogeneous set of sensor modules such as camera footage, passive infrared information, beam break sensors, and positioning technology, that all report their data intermittently to human-operated clusters.

(Talk) Luca Scardovi, TUM - Analysis and Control of Synchronization in Nonlinear Interconnected Systems

Synchronization is the science of order in time and studies the ways rhythms become spontaneously organized. It is ubiquitous in nature and in engineering applications: groups of fireflies, neurons or pacemaker cells synchronize spontaneously; fish move in formations to escape predators and improve foraging; robots can coordinate to accomplish tasks more efficiently.