IEEE Computer Society Distinguished Visiting Speaker: Secure Fog Computing for Smart Living; Co-sponsored by IEEE Chicago CS & TEMS


Fog computing is an attractive model for systems in which people live inside the system with the goal of living smarter. Introduction of new technologies (materials, sensors, wireless communications, controls) without consideration of human behavior, health outcomes or architectural integrity will inevitably lead to failure of the rapidly changing built environment to meet the most fundamental needs: to be healthy, safe, productive and humane. Infrastructures are needed that are holistically designed to be human-centered and adapt to our needs and preferences. Utility and transportation networks must adapt to dynamic usage, traffic conditions or user behavior with minimum carbon footprint. A clean and locally sourced (renewable) energy grid actuates localized energy and power control. Pervasive security detects and prevents potential threats. Technologies are needed for managing living environments that proactively sense behavioral and health risks, and provide situation-aware responses to emergencies or disasters. Such a view embraces a bold vision of smart living that goes well beyond smart homes or even smart cities.

All of the desirable aspects of living require an Internet-of-Things (IoT) environment deeply embedding a wide variety of physical devices with computational elements and networking, working on the local level. Fog computing is just such a system-level horizontal architecture that distributes resources and services of computing, storage, control and networking anywhere along the continuum from Cloud to Things. By extending the cloud to be closer to the things that produce and act on IoT data, Fog enables localized control and decision making at shorter time scales with more resilience.

This talk will discuss how research into a Smart Living Fog encompasses researchers from engineering, computing, networking, social and behavioral sciences and a good understanding of ethical thought to be able to construct a safe and secure environment.

  Date and Time




  • Date: 27 Nov 2018
  • Time: 05:00 PM to 07:00 PM
  • All times are (GMT-06:00) US/Central
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  • 1111 W. 22nd Street
  • Suite 700
  • Oak Brook, Illinois
  • United States 60523
  • Room Number: 739A

  • Starts 22 October 2018 02:00 PM
  • Ends 27 November 2018 08:00 PM
  • All times are (GMT-06:00) US/Central
  • No Admission Charge


Dr. Bruce McMillin


Secure Fog Computing for Smart Living


Dr. Bruce McMillin is currently a Professor of Computer Science, Associate Dean of Engineering and Computing, director of the Center for Information Assurance and Co-director of the Center for Smart Living at the Missouri University of Science and Technology. He leads and participates in interdisciplinary teams in formal methods for fault tolerance and security in distributed embedded systems with an eye towards critical infrastructure protection. His current work focuses on protection for advanced power grid control. His research has been supported by the United States NSF, AFOSR, DOE, NIST and several Missouri Industries.

Dr. McMillin has authored over 100 refereed papers in international conferences and journals. He is leading the distributed grid intelligence project of the Future Renewables NSF Engineering Research Center, an advanced smart grid architecture. He is a senior member of the IEEE and member of the IFIP WG 11.0 on Critical Infrastructure Protection, and member and contributor to the SEPA (Smart Electric Power Alliance). He currently serves in the IEEE Computer Society’s Board of Governors and is a member of the Computing ABET Accreditation Commission. He has given many invited lectures and panel presentations with 10+ in the last two years, alone.


Social           5:00 PM

Presentation  6:00 PM