November 25, 2011
IST Lecture: Alberto Sangiovanni Vincentelli “Taming Dr. Frankenstein: Designing Distributed Systems of Electronics, Mechanical and Biological Components”
On November 24, 2011 IST Austria welcomed Prof. Alberto L. Sangiovanni Vincentelli for an IST Lecture. Prof. Sangiovanni Vincentelli, who holds the Buttner Chair of EECS at the University of California Berkeley and is a member of the National Academy of Engineering, talked about the design of distributed systems of electronics, mechanical and biological components. In his lecture he argued that today we are facing a number of severe challenges in designing applications that should be monitored carefully with respect to security and privacy concerns. He examined the evolution of design principles and multi-scale systems and pointed to a number of exciting fields such as energy efficiency, synthetic biology, aircraft and cars where advances are constantly made towards the mastering of distributed system design.
Held in the Raiffeisen Lecture Hall at IST Austria, Prof. Sangiovanni Vincentelli’s fascinating lecture was attended by more than 100 people and led to a lively discussion afterwards.