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Software Engineering Challenges in Smart Cities

Date:  Friday, September 29, 2015
Time:  12pm Arizona Time
Location: OSC 821 Conference Room


Dr. Mariam Kiran
Assistant Professor of Electrical Engineering
University of Bradford

Mariam Kiran joined the University of Bradford (UK) in 2014 as an asst professor in the department of Electrical Engineering and Computer science. She obtained her PhD from the University of Sheffield in 2011 under the supervision of Professor Mike Holcombe. She spent 4 years as a post doctoral researcher at universities of Sheffield and Leeds. She is a member of ACM, IEEE and BCS. Her research spans software engineering and its applications in the area of distributed and Cloud computing driven by delivery of data intensive software.


Cloud computing has introduced new software paradigms with ‘everything-as-a-service’ (XaaS), allowing providers and consumers to consider multiple platforms to deploy services. As an emerging and leading technology it promises to deliver services which are reliable, secure, sustainable and secure for software, infrastructures and platforms. These advances have led to a change in traditional software engineering practices where software services are being designed in advance to cope with high demand, availability and security concerns. Much if the current work is being led by industrial initiatives in Big Data and Smart Cities, where techniques are being developed based on consumer demands.

In this talk, we focus on specific architecture using the design pattern lambda architecture for fast and cost driven big data analysis. Using network data sets as a case study, the approach can be extended to various sensor driven applications such as the ones used in smart city case studies. Presenting this architecture the talk will focus of demands in terms of costs, testing methods and how optimum architectures can be designed from a software engineering perspective and the challenges faced.

2015 9-29 Dr. Mariam Kiran Software Engineering Challenges in Smart Cities


Software-Defined Metro Inter Data Center Network

Date:  Friday, September 18, 2015
Time:  11am Arizona Time / 2pm East Coast Time

Please register by clicking on the link: Webinar   or copy and pasting to your browser:  https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/775783887831714049
Webinar ID: 130-430-507


Dr. Payman Samadi
Post-doctoral Research Scientist
Columbia University

Payman Samadi received his Ph.D. degree in photonics and telecommunications from McGill University, Montreal, QC, Canada in 2012.  He was a product manager at Optiwave Systems Inc. leading optical system simulation software tools.  He is currently a post-doctoral research scientist at the lightwave research laboratories of Columbia University, New York, NY, USA.  His research interests include network architecture, software-defined networking and optical interconnects for applications in data centers and distributed computing.


The rise of cloud computing and big data has enormously increased the deployment of data centers.  Majority of the data centers are small to mid-sized, generally located in metro-scale distances and are actively communicating for services such as data replication, Virtual Machine (VM) migration, backup, load balancing or fault/disaster recovery.  This work presents a software-defined optical network to provide on-demand, bandwidth-selective and high throughout inter data center connectivity in metro-scale distances.

2015 9-18 Payman Samadi