ISD Manufacturing Research Seminar Series

September 27, 2019

Join Professor Madhyastha and Professor Okwudire for a presentation on the latest cloud-driven manufacturing research, challenges, and principles.

Harsha V. Madhyastha
Associate Professor, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, University of Michigan


Cloud-Driven Manufacturing: Opportunities and Challenges

Time and place

Friday, September 27
11:00 am – 12:00 Noon

Chrysler Center, Room 151
2121 Bonisteel Boulevard
Ann Arbor, MI  48109

From the presenter:

For many years now, my students and I have developed several solutions to enable cost-effective deployments in the cloud of low-latency highly-available services. Based on this work, in this talk, my goals are two-fold.

First, I will give an overview of how some of my group’s work, as well as other related research from computer science researchers, can be leveraged to enable cloud-driven control of manufacturing devices, i.e., how CS research can be used for improved manufacturing.

Second, in the context of smart manufacturing, I will describe the challenges in applying the approaches traditionally used by computer science researchers. In particular, I will argue that many of the principles that underlie use of the cloud will need to be rethought, and the domain of smart manufacturing presents an exciting new frontier for distributed systems research. I will then show some preliminary work done in collaboration with Prof. Okwudire on the application of cloud computing to the control of manufacturing machines.  

Professor Madhyastha