Complex Information Systems

Thursday, May 1, 2014 - 11:30am - 12:20pm
Keller 3-180
Bob Bonneau (US Air Force Research Laboratory)
The talk will provide an overview of complex information systems including quantifying, managing, and designing heterogeneous networked systems. Methods of measuring and assessing the performance of networked, software, and hardware integrated systems such as cloud architectures will be discussed including techniques of sparse approximation in systems measurements, and algebraic and topological statistical metrics for performance. Strategies of quantifying risk over different geometric and statistical classes of distributed systems will be examined as well as methods of tracking and coding dynamic information flows.

Dr. Bonneau is a Division Chief of the Information, Decision and Complex Networks Division at the Air Force Office of Scientific Research, and has established programs in the information theory and mathematics of networking and computing in the Mathematics, Information, and Biological Sciences Division. He is also on the staff of the Assistant Secretary of Defense in Research and Engineering as a specialist in communications and information technology and a Lecturer at George Washington University in the Statistics Department. Previously, Dr. Bonneau was a Senior Research Scientist at the Air Force Research Laboratory, Information Directorate in networking, communications, sensing, and computing, and a Program Manager at the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) in communications. He has held academic positions in communications and sensing research at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and Columbia University. Dr. Bonneau has a Ph.D. in electrical engineering from Columbia University, and a Masters and Bachelors in electrical engineering from Cornell University. Dr. Bonneau is a Senior Member of IEEE and has over 80 journal and conference papers, 1 book co-authorship, contributed to 2 book chapters, and holds 3 patents.
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