CSE Colloquia Series: Gabriel Parmer

Oct 28, 2016
11 a.m.
Lopata Hall, Room 101


Integrating Time I​nto System Design


Gabriel Parmer

Associate Professor

The George Washington University



Time has been one of the primary focuses of embedded and cyber-physical systems.  These systems must interact with the physical world and abide by its timing.  In this vein, our research into the Composite component-based OS have explored predictable, real-time constraints while handling system-level recovery from faults, increased security, parallel programming, and new virtualization architectures.  However, using real-time computation as a facility for broader system design rather than only as a correctness criteria is a promising direction.

In this talk, I'll discuss how the predictable, real-time facilities of the Composite system have been leveraged to provide benefits in other domains: scalable, parallel processing, and the implementation of rack-scale systems.  I'll touch on other domains where the integration of time promises to have a great impact.


Gabriel Parmer is an Associate Professor at The George Washington University in Washington DC.  His research focuses on bringing scalability, dependability, and security to embedded/IoT systems, and predictable latency guarantees to large-scale systems.  Toward this, his group has researched and developed the Composite component-based OS for over ten years.  This research had produced many publications, multiple best-paper awards, and the NSF CAREER award.