题目：Learning-based Cooperative Sound Event Detection with Edge Computing
In this talk, we present a novel real-time sound event detection framework, which combines multi-label learning and edge computing, to classify and localize abnormal sound events for city surveillance. Multiple devices equipped with acoustic sensors are deployed to collect the audio information. A learning-based approach is introduced to address the difficulties of accurately classifying the temporally overlapping acoustic events in a noisy environment. Then, edge computing is adopted to handle the high processing complexity of the learned analytics. Computation-intensive tasks of classification and localization can be offloaded to the nearby edge server for low-latency sound detection. An ensemble-based cooperative decision-making algorithm is also presented to aggregate the information from distributed devices in order to obtain better classification results. Extensive evaluations show the effectiveness of edge computing which helps reduce the time latency as well as the superiority of cooperative post-processing on the edge server to obtain a high accuracy.
Dr Jianping Pan is currently a professor of computer science at the University of Victoria, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada. He received his Bachelor's and PhD degrees in computer science from Southeast University, Nanjing, Jiangsu, China, and he did his postdoctoral research at the University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada. He also worked at Fujitsu Labs and NTT Labs. His area of specialization is computer networks and distributed systems, and his current research interests include protocols for advanced networking, performance analysis of networked systems, and applied network security. He received the IEICE Best Paper Award in 2009, the Telecommunications Advancement Foundation's Telesys Award in 2010, the WCSP 2011 Best Paper Award, the IEEE Globecom 2011 Best Paper Award, the JSPS Invitation Fellowship in 2012, the IEEE ICC 2013 Best Paper Award, and the NSERC DAS Award in 2016, is a coauthor of one of the three IEEE LCN 2018 Best Paper Award candidates, and has been serving on the technical program committees of major computer communications and networking conferences including IEEE INFOCOM, ICC, Globecom, WCNC and CCNC. He was the Ad Hoc and Sensor Networking Symposium Co-Chair of IEEE Globecom 2012 and an Associate Editor of IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology. He is a senior member of the ACM and a senior member of the IEEE.