CSIM Online Seminar with Prof. Eirini Eleni Tsiropoulou, University of New Mexico on August 30th 2021

Dear CSIM Members,

It is my pleasure to announce that Prof. Eirini Eleni Tsiropoulou was our speaker at CSIM Online Seminars on 30 August 2021, at 13:00 EST.

Please find below content information of this most interesting seminar.

Best regards,

Nizar Zorba,

CSIM chair


Speaker: Eirini Eleni Tsiropoulou.

Assistant Professor at University of New Mexico

Seminar Title: Proficient Resource Orchestration for Next Generation Integrated Communications and Computing Systems

Content (Video recording): Please find the seminar recording in https://youtu.be/6DNetwlee_Q

Brief Abstract: To efficiently deal with the stringent requirements of emerging diverse applications, such as time-, bandwidth-, and connectivity-critical, or combinations thereof, the underlying Communications and Computing (CC) systems are expected to be characterized by flexibility, adaptability, and heterogeneity. In this talk, we offer and discuss the appropriate science and technology to conceptualize, model, and design for the realistic deep interdependencies among behaviors, interactions, and decisions, within the era of resource management in the engineered integrated communications and computing systems, and natural world.  In particular, we aim to lay the foundations of a novel economic-driven holistic resource orchestration framework for next generation multi-tier integrated communication and computing systems, capitalizing on the principles of context-awareness and learning-based modeling. In this setting, an important and yet unresolved challenge is how and under what conditions, the involved actors can jointly conclude to an operation point where they all enjoy satisfactory performance. In this talk, we will address this fundamental challenge based on three pillars. Firstly, labor economics-based principles will be investigated to capture the relationships among the actors involved in such interdependent systems, while properly driving their behavior and actions to mutual beneficial operation points. Secondly, context-aware decision-making models will be presented, by adopting a human-centric approach, encompassing the principles of satisfaction instead of blind maximization, while benefiting from learning-based methodologies to cope with partial information  availability scenarios. Thirdly, the innovative treatment of those two theoretic foundations, will drive the introduction of unified, integrated, modularized end-to-end resource orchestration models in integrated communication and computing systems. Numerical results under a diverse set of scenarios are presented to demonstrate that the introduced paradigm, does not only address the resource orchestration problem in multi-tier settings, but it provides a holistic approach of treating several realistic considerations, including the complete and incomplete information availability, discrete and continuous actors’ strategy spaces, as well as the resource stochasticity, fragility, and the impact thereof.

Short biography: Eirini Eleni Tsiropoulou is currently an Assistant Professor at the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of New Mexico. She received her Diploma in ECE, MBA in techno-economics, and PhD in ECE from the National Technical University of Athens (NTUA) in 2008, 2010, and 2014, respectively. Her main research interests lie in the area of cyber-physical social systems and wireless heterogeneous networks, with emphasis on network modeling and optimization, resource orchestration in interdependent systems, reinforcement learning, game theory, network economics, and Internet of Things. Five of her papers received the Best Paper Award at IEEE WCNC in 2012, ADHOCNETS in 2015, IEEE/IFIP WMNC 2019, INFOCOM 2019 by the IEEE ComSoc Technical Committee on Communications Systems Integration and Modeling, and IEEE/ACM BRAINS 2020. She was selected by the IEEE Communication Society – N2Women – as one of the top ten Rising Stars of 2017 in the communications and networking field. She received the NSF CRII Award in 2019 and the Early Career Award by the IEEE Communications Society Internet Technical Committee in 2019.