OSU AIoT Seminar: Ganesh Ananthanarayanan from Microsoft

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OSU AIoT Seminar: Ganesh Ananthanarayanan from Microsoft

Date and Time: 11/15 (Tu), 2pm to 3pm EST, online

Zoom Link: https://osu.zoom.us/j/98247736070?pwd=TDZDdUptejhYdnFXUElZYWlpZWxzZz09

Meeting ID: 982 4773 6070

Password: 692193

Edge Video Services on 5G Infrastructure 

Creating a programmable software infrastructure for telecommunication operations promises to reduce both the capital expenditure and the operational expenses of the 5G telecommunications operators. The convergence of telecommunications, the cloud, and edge infrastructures will open up opportunities for new innovations and revenue for both the telecommunications industry and the cloud ecosystem. This talk will focus on video, the dominant traffic type on the Internet since the introduction of 4G networks. With 5G, not only will the volume of video traffic increase, but there will also be many new solutions for industries, from retail to manufacturing to healthcare and forest monitoring, infusing deep learning and AI for video analytics scenarios. The talk will touch up on various advances in edge video analytics systems including real-time inference over edge hierarchies, continuous learning of models, and privacy preserving video analytics.

Bio: Ganesh Ananthanarayanan is a Principal Researcher at Microsoft. His research interests are broadly in systems & networking, with recent focus on live video analytics, cloud computing & large scale data analytics systems, and Internet performance. He has published over 30 papers in systems & networking conferences such as USENIX OSDI, ACM SIGCOMM and USENIX NSDI, which have been recognized with the Best Paper Award at ACM Symposium on Edge Computing (SEC) 2020, CSAW 2020 Applied Research Competition Award (runner-up), ACM MobiSys 2019 Best Demo Award (runner-up), and highest-rated paper at ACM Symposium on Edge Computing (SEC) 2018. His work on “Video Analytics for Vision Zero” on analyzing traffic camera feeds won the Institute of Transportation Engineers 2017 Achievement Award as well as the “Safer Cities, Safer People” US Department of Transportation Award. He has collaborated with and shipped technology to Microsoft’s cloud and online products like the Azure Cloud, Cosmos (Microsoft’s big data system), Azure Live Video Analytics, and Skype. He was a founding member of the ACM Future of Computing Academy. Prior to joining Microsoft Research, he completed his Ph.D. at UC Berkeley in Dec 2013, where he was also a recipient of the UC Berkeley Regents Fellowship, and prior to his Ph.D., he was a Research Fellow at Microsoft Research India.