The University of Wisconsin-Madison has been awarded research funding into the development of future wireless systems as part of the Machine Learning for Wireless Networking Systems program (MLWiNS). This program, run by Intel and the National Science Foundation, supports research that accelerates innovation, focusing on enabling new wireless architectures that meet the density, throughput and latency requirements of future compute applications. In particular, the program will emphasize distributed machine learning computations over wireless edge networks.
The UW-Madison group, led by CS professors Suman Banerjee and Mohit Gupta, and Kassem Fawaz and Kangwook Lee (Electrical and Computer Engineering), is entitled Distributed Learning for the Nomadic Edge. The nomadic edge will enable a new class of applications for vehicles equipped with many sensors that generate a large volume of multi-modal data. This project will explore the analytics and data exchange considered in layers of abstraction at the nomadic edge, static edge and cloud, addressing challenges in: 1) local real-time learning tasks, and 2) communicating reduced data, features and models to other nodes for collaboration and global coordination.
“With emerging wireless systems moving from 4G to 5G, the significant opportunities provided by machine learning, and of edge computing, we hope this team and the project can usher some significant breakthroughs in technology,” says Banerjee.
Suman Banerjee has been a faculty member in the Computer Sciences Department since 2003. He has won the ACM SIGMOBILE Rockstar Award (awarded for early career achievements in the field of mobile computing and wireless networking, an NSF Career Award, and is currently serving as the chair of ACM SIGMOBILE. He leads the WIsconsin WIreless and NetworkinG Systems (WiNGS) Laboratory, and his current research is in mobile computing and wireless networking.
Mohit Gupta joined the Computer Sciences Department in 2016. He was awarded the Marr Prize honorable mention and an NSF CAREER award, and he directs the WISIONLab with research interests broadly in computer vision and computational imaging. Gupta is also an affiliate of the Wisconsin Institute of Discovery.