Section: Bilateral Contracts and Grants with Industry

Bilateral Grants with Industry

  • INTEL Corp. , 2013 - 2014

    Participants : Philippe Preux, Michal Valko, Rémi Munos, Adrien Hoarau.

    This is a research project on Algorithmic Determination of IoT Edge Analytics Requirements. We are attempting to solve the problem of how to automatically predict the system requirements for edge node analytics in the Internet of Things (IoT). We envision that a flexible extensible system of edge analytics can be created for IoT management; however, edge nodes can be very different in terms of the systems requirements around: processing capability, wireless communication, security/cryptography, guaranteed responsiveness, guaranteed quality of service and on-board memory requirements. One of the challenges of managing a heterogeneous Internet of Things is determining the systems requirements at each edge node in the network.

    We suggest exploiting opportunity of being able to automatically customize large scale IoT systems that could comprise heterogeneous edge nodes and allow a flexible and scalable component and firmware SoC systems to be matched to the individual need of enterprise/ government level IoT customers. We propose using large scale sequential decision learning algorithms, particularly contextual bandit modeling to automatically determine the systems requirements for edge analytics. These algorithms have an adaptive property that allows for the addition of new nodes and the re-evaluation of existing nodes under dynamic and potentially adversarial conditions.