Cyber Physical Systems for Smart Cities
Desheng Zhang，Rutgers University
2021-04-15 09:00:00 ~ 2021-04-15 11:00:00
腾讯线上会议(会议ID：756 848 417，免密码)
In this talk, I will introduce our group’s work on the foundations and applications of Human Cyber Physical Systems with a concrete use case of on-demand delivery as part of the Gig Economy. The key challenge for on-demand delivery is to obtain real-time gig worker status in a cost-efficient approach to enable timely delivery and efficient order scheduling. However, the existing sensing approaches in both industry and academy has limited scalability due to cost issues. Based on our collaboration with Alibaba On-demand Delivery Platform, I will introduce a nationwide sensing system called aBeacon exploring a hybrid solution of hardware, software, and human participation. aBeacon detects and infers the status of more than 3 million workers in 364 cities in China via a sophisticated tradeoff between performance, cost, and privacy. I will provide some lessons learned and insights when aBeacon evolves from the conception to design, deployment, validation, and operation. Finally, I will discuss a few new challenges and open problems in Cyber Physical Systems.