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ITI Distinguished Lecture: Robert Bonneau: "Complex Information Systems"

Event Type
Information Trust Institute
B02 Coordinated Science Laboratory
Dec 8, 2011   4:00 pm  
Robert Bonneau, Air Force Office of Scientific Research
Originating Calendar
Information Trust Institute


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 network, software, and hardware infrastructures such as cloud architectures will be discussed, including techniques of sparse approximation in systems measurement, 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.

Reception to follow in 301 Coordinated Science Lab.


Dr. Bonneau is a Program Manager at the Air Force Office of Scientific Research, and has established programs in Networking, Statistics, and Computing in the Mathematics, Information, and Biological Sciences Division. Previously, he 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 at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and Columbia University. Dr. Bonneau has a Ph.D. in electrical engineering from Columbia University, and master’s and bachelor’s degrees in electrical engineering from Cornell University. He is a senior member of IEEE and has over 75 journal and conference papers, has one book co-authorship, contributed to two book chapters, and holds three patents.

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