Distinguished Professor Roy Yates has won a new NSF award for the project titled "Timely Updating: Principles and Applications." This is a three year $500,000 project.
As part of this groundbreaking project, Roy will study the foundations of timely updating of information. With the emergence of cyber-physical systems, real-time status updates have become an important and ubiquitous form of communication. Applications that employ vehicular status messages, security reports from computers, homes, and offices, and surveillance video from remote-controlled systems need status updates to be as timely as possible; however, this is typically constrained by limited network resources.This project will examine these real-time status updating systems using Age-of-Information metrics.
You can find more details on the project at the NSF page here.