The objective of the current class project, Tech Cities, is to research and develop a smart city infrastructure for the Atlanta area with a focus on configurable hardware as a computational platform. Configurable (or reconfigurable) computing combines high-performance hardware with the flexibility of software. This project will explore the use of configurable microelectronics to assist in areas such as high-performance computing, security and trust, and component interfacing. We will also research embedded vision algorithms as well as real-time data analytics and display to provide a framework for better understanding urban environments and human interaction.
Issues Involved or Addressed
Configurable computing uses and tradeoffs; hardware/software co-processing/co-simulation; high-performance computing; digital design and verification EDA tools; trustworthy computing; root-of-trust hardware; secure computing; autonomic computing; real-time data analytics; data display and audification; city-planning.
Methods and Technologies
Academic Majors of Interest
Preferred Interests and Preparation
EE, CmpE – Embedded systems, digital design, computer architecture, FPGAs, configurable computing, computer security, circuits.
CS, CM – Big or real-time data analytics, graphs, visualization, information security, databases, human-computer interface.
Other – Environmental researchers, city planners, architects, etc.