Model-Based Cosimulation and Design Space Exploration or Industrial Wireless Networks

Shuvra Bhattacharyya

Event Details
Thursday, February 27, 2020
3:30 p.m., Avery 115

4:30 p.m., Avery 115

Shuvra Bhattacharyya, Ph.D.

Professor, University of Maryland, College Park


Recent years have brought significantly increased interest in integrating wireless communication capability within factory automation systems. Such integration motivates the study of interactions among the physical layout of factory workcells, wireless communication among workcells, and improving the overall factory system performance.  This presentation introduces a novel framework for modeling and simulating these interactions.  Our simulation framework employs model-based design principles to enhance design reliability, and enable systematic and efficient integration of control, topology, and network modeling aspects.  The presentation also applies the proposed simulation framework to the experimental study of complex design spaces for factory automation systems. The proposed methodology for modeling, simulation, and design space exploration can be used to gain insight into approaches for improving the configuration (e.g., physical layout or wireless protocol settings) of existing factory systems, and for understanding trade-offs in the design of new systems.

Speaker Bio

Shuvra S. Bhattacharyya is a Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Maryland, College Park. He holds a joint appointment in the University of Maryland Institute for Advanced Computer Studies (UMIACS).  He also holds a part-time position as International Research Chair, joint with INSA/IETR, and INRIA in Rennes, France. His research interests include signal processing, embedded systems, electronic design automation, machine learning, wireless communication, and wireless sensor networks. He received the Ph.D. degree from the University of California at Berkeley.  He has held industrial positions as a Researcher at the Hitachi America Semiconductor Research Laboratory (San Jose, California), and Compiler Developer at Kuck & Associates (Champaign, Illinois). He has held a visiting summer research position at AFRL in Rome, New York. From 2015 through 2018, he was a part time visiting professor in the Department of Pervasive Computing at the Tampere University of Technology, Finland, as part of the Finland Distinguished Professor Programme (FiDiPro). He is a Fellow of the IEEE.