“Our innovations decentralize computation, and each device can decide to send only a useful amount of data, not a huge flood of data,” she said. “Such efficiency gains benefit farmers and the environment by reducing the frequency of charging these devices and reducing their reliance on cloud computing and data centers.”
“Drone and static and mobile sensors that collect data on humidity, temperature, carbon, pH levels, and plant health are on the farm,” she said. “This technology integrates them as a network and optimizes the use of data analytics and computing resources. Data is linked across multiple farms while preserving privacy while leveraging distributed learning on mobile devices. You can also share. “
Chaterji has the following big questions she wants to answer: As these devices become smaller and more versatile, can we estimate heavyweight data analysis algorithms to fit them?
“These little devices don’t have the memory and computing power of a data center. Instead of increasing the size of the device, let’s size the algorithm appropriately,” she said. “This approach is faster and less crowded on network channels. This is becoming an increasingly problematic issue with the proliferation of mobile sensing devices. Networks are calculated by sensors, by edge devices. , You can adaptively determine the amount to calculate in the cloud. ”
The Sirius project also aims to create a network that can monitor its own devices. The system can use the cyber fingerprints on each device to determine if a device has failed or has been compromised.
“This is an idea raised by Microsoft, and our collaboration with Microsoft Azure gives us access to the latest anomaly detection software and edge computing infrastructure,” she says.
Ranveer Chandra, Managing Director of Microsoft Research, praised the Sirius project. In a press release“This work is innovative and timely. Somali is in a unique position to integrate insights on IoT and federation data analysis into the application domain of drone monitoring and sustainable agriculture.”