Yueh-Min Huang
IEEE Circuits and Systems Society joint Chapter of the Vancouver/Victoria Sections
Interdisciplinary Research in the Mathematical and Computational Sciences (IRMACS) Centre, SFU

Speaker: Dr. Yueh-Min Huang
Department of Engineering Science, National Cheng-Kung University, Taiwan
Health and Information College at Chia-Nan University of Pharmacy and Science, Taiwan

Title: Parallel Dynamic Voltage and Frequency Scaling for Stream Decoding using a Multicore Embedded System

(Presentations are available in pdf format: presentation_a and presentation_b)

Thursday, February 17, 2011, 11:00 am to 12:00 noon
ASB 10900 (IRMACS Presentation Studio), Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, BC


Parallel structures may be used to increase a system processing speed in case of large amount of data or highly complex calculations. Dynamic Voltage and Frequency Scaling (DVFS) may be used for simpler calculations in order to decrease the system voltage or frequency and achieve lower power consumption. Combining these two mechanisms may lead to higher efficiency and lower power consumption. In this paper, we introduce a parallel decoding process with Digital Signal Processing (DSP) for power efficiency in a heterogeneous multi-core embedded system. We describe a parallel low-power design on the system level. Under the condition of preserving the original decoding process, we manage the size of the system's multimedia buffer by considering the spontaneous streaming transfer and tuning the decoding process scheduling time by using the DVFS system in order to decrease the multimedia data dependency and achieve a multi-core embedded system with accurate and low-power detection mechanism.


Yueh-Min Huang is a Distinguished Professor of the Department of Engineering Science, National Cheng-Kung University, Taiwan and the Dean of Health and Information College at Chia-Nan University of Pharmacy and Science, Taiwan. He was also chairing the department from 2006. His research interests include wireless networks, embedded systems, and e-Learning. He received his MS and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical Engineering from the University of Arizona in 1988 and 1991 respectively. He has co-edited 3 books published by Springer Verlag and has published over 160 refereed journal papers. He has completed 18 Ph.D. and over 100 MSES thesis students.

Dr. Huang has received many research awards, such as the Best Paper Award of HumanCom 2010, ICS2009, TANET2009 and 2007 IEA/AIE Conferences, Best Paper Award of the Computer Society of the Republic of China in 2003, the Awards of Acer Long-Term Prize in 1996, 1998, and 1999, Excellent Research Awards of National Microcomputer and Communication Contests in 2006 and 2009. Most significantly, he is listed as the top 100 most outstanding researchers by Taiwan's National Science Council in 2011. He also received many funded research grants from National Science Council, Ministry of Education, Industrial Technology of Research Institute, and Institute of Information Industry.

Dr. Huang has been invited to give talks or served frequently in the program committee at national and international conferences. Dr. Huang is in the editorial board of over 10 SSCI- and SCI-indexed journals such as Interactive Learning Environments, Wireless Communications and Mobile Computing, Journal of Internet Technology, International Journal of Communication Systems, International Journal of Ad Hoc and Ubiquitous Computing, etc. He was the technical program chair of ACM MDLT2009, Symposium on Digital Life Technologies (SDLT2007) and general chair in 2008. He was the general chair of VIP2007, IEEE EPSA2008, PCM2008, ICST2008, and ICS2010. Dr. Huang is a Fellow of British Computer Society (FBCS) and senior member of the IEEE as well as IEEE Circuits and Systems, Communication, Computer, and Computational Intelligence societies. Currently, he is also serving as the chair of IEEE CIS Tainan Chapter and the secretary of IEEE Tainan Section.

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