Despite only receiving his PhD one year ago, Assistant Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering Dr. Xun Jiao has already been recognized with two awarded papers in the field of embedded and cyber-physical computer systems.
In July, his “Uncertainty Theory Based Reliability-Centric Cyber-Physical System Design” won the Best Paper award at the 2019 IEEE International Conference on Cyber Physical and Social Computing (CPSCom-2019) in Atlanta. The acceptance rate of regular papers for this event is only 16.7%.
Most recently, the Association for Computing Machinery’s (ACM) International Conference on Embedded Software (EMSOFT) selected his paper “Polar: Function Code Aware Fuzz Testing of ICS Protocol” as a candidate for best paper—against one from Duke University and another from Cambridge University. EMSOFT is the premiere venue for cutting-edge research in embedded software and is part of the Embedded Systems Week (ESWEEK), bringing together the three leading embedded systems conferences. EMSOFT will take place October 13–18, 2019, at New York University, and the best paper award decision will be made during the conference after the presentation of all three papers. Regardless of the outcome, Dr. Jiao’s paper will be featured in ACM’s top journal Transactions on Embedded Computing Systems with other EMSOFT accepted papers.
Dr. Jiao’s first year PhD student Dongning Ma’s competition paper was accepted for the first round of the ACM Student Research Competition, which is also part of ESWEEK. Ma’s paper “Machine Learning-Based Error Prediction for Approximate Computing Hardware” earned him a travel grant to ESWEEK, giving him the chance to present his results and compete for the second round and the opportunity to attend the Annual ACM Awards Banquet, where the Turing awards are presented.