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Seminar: Felipe M. G. França

“Sharing Rhythms: A Distributed Computing Approach”


Wednesday, October 14, 2015 - 4:00pm to 5:15pm


Felipe M. G. França, Professor, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro


Marston 132


This work presents and explore very simple distributed rhythmic mechanisms in the modelling of different complex systems. Applications of both SER – Scheduling by Edge Reversal – and SMER – Scheduling by Multiple Edge Reversal graph/multigraph dynamics on clockless digital circuits, cryptographic algorithms and circuits, traffic control, flexible manufacturing systems, artificial/biological central pattern generators (CPGs), collective/swarm robotics and wireless sensor networks will be visited. It is demonstrated that our approach, which is based on the interaction among active (processes) and passive (atomic resources) entities, can be explored in a scalable and optimally concurrent way.

Felipe M. G. França is a Professor at COPPE, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ), Brazil. He received his Electronics Engineer degree from UFRJ (1982), the M.Sc. in Computer Science from COPPE/UFRJ (1987), and his Ph.D. from the Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Imperial College London, U.K. (1994). He has published over 150 research papers and holds two patents in asynchronous circuits, computational intelligence, computer architecture, distributed algorithms and other aspects of parallel and distributed computing.