SEMINARS 2017-09-15T10:54:06+00:00

Welcome to the Signal and Information Processing Seminar Series at Rutgers!

The SIP Seminar Series at Rutgers University–New Brunswick brings together a diverse group of researchers, both from within and outside Rutgers, on (approximately) a biweekly basis to discuss recent advances in signal and information processing. The term of “Signal and Information Processing” used within the SIP Seminars is rather broad in nature and subsumes signal processing, image processing, statistical inference, machine learning, computer vision, control theory, harmonic analysis, information theory, etc.

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Fall 2017 Seminar Schedule: The SIP Seminars in Fall 2017 will take place on the following Wednesdays at 2 pm in Room 203 of the Electrical Engineering Building on Busch Campus of Rutgers University–New Brunswick: Sep. 13, 27; Oct. 11, 25; Nov. 8, 22; and Dec. 6.

Fall 2017 SIP Seminars

Prof. Roy Yates

Title: The Age of Information: Status updates for real-time systems and networks

Abstract: Increasingly ubiquitous network connectivity has engendered applications in which sources send updates of their status to interested recipients. These applications require timely status updates at the recipients; however, this is typically constrained by communication and network resources. In this talk, we introduce a status-age timeliness metric for the evaluation of status update systems. We develop general methods for calculating the age metric that we apply to network models of sources and service facilities. We characterize optimal updating rates and policies based on the communication constraints of the senders and systems.

Biography: Roy Yates received the B.S.E. degree in 1983 from Princeton University, and the S.M. and Ph.D. degrees in 1986 and 1990 from M.I.T., all in Electrical Engineering. Since 1990, he has been with the Wireless Information Networks Laboratory (WINLAB) and the Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) department at Rutgers University where he is currently a Distinguished Professor of ECE and Associate Director of WINLAB. An IEEE Fellow in 2011, Dr. Yates is a past associate editor of the IEEE Journal on Selected Areas of Communication Series in Wireless Communication and also a past Associate Editor for Communication Networks of the IEEE Transactions on Information Theory.