Prof. Wanyang Dai
Prof. Wanyang Dai
Nanjing University, China
Title: Cloud Strategy Computations in Internet of Things with BigData-Blockchain and Artificial Intelligence
We study the strategy computations in Generalized Internet of Things with multiple cloud centers and Blockchain in handing smart and complex resource allocations. These systems include FinTech、communication, power and energy systems with Big Data and strict security requirements as special cases. The artificial intelligence (AI) aided policies are aimed at providing efficient admission control, capacity scheduling, network routing, switching, and portfolio selection. Blockchain is proposed to satisfy the system security requirements. Comparing with the well-known zero-sum game based AlphaGo and AlphaGo Zero random decision processes, our dynamical policies are non-zero-sum game based ones, which reflect the trend of the fast developing shared economy and cooperative systems. In addition, our policies have the advantage to select multiple decision points in a single step to meet the requirements for a game with multiple players. Randomly-evolving Pareto-optimal Nash equilibrium policies are derived and simulation examples are presented to show the effectiveness of our AI based “win-win” resource control decisions.

Wanyang Dai received his Ph.D degree in applied mathematics jointly with industrial engineering and systems engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology, U.S.A., in 1996, where he worked on stochastics and applied probability concerning network performance modeling and analysis, algorithm design and implementation via stochastic diffusion approximation. The breakthrough results and methodologies developed in his thesis were cited, used, and claimed as "contemporaneous and independent" achievements by other subsequent breakthrough papers that were presented as "45 minute invited talk in probability and statistics" in International Congress of Mathematicians (ICM) 1998, which is the most privilege honor in the mathematical society. The designed finite element-Galerkin algorithm to compute the stationary distributions of reflecting Brownian motions (weak solutions of general dimensional partial differential equations) is also well-known to the related fields. 

He was an MTS (permanent) in End-to-End Network Architecture Department of AT&T Bell Labs (now called Nokia Bell Labs) in U.S.A. from 1996-1999, where he was principal investigators and developers of several projects in telecommunication network architecture and design, network performance and financial engineering, operating system and database development to support various intelligent engines/models for strategy planning and BigData analytics in a "Plug in and Play" manner, with some (nowadays called cloud computing) project won "Technology Transfer". 

He is a distinguished professor in Nanjing University and a special guest expert in Jiangsu FinTech Research Center, where his research includes stochastic processes related optimization and Pareto optimal control/game, admission/scheduling/routing protocols and performance analysis/optimization for BigData-Blockchain oriented cloud computing and wireless/wireline communication systems, forward/backward stochastic (ordinary/partial) differential equations and their applications to queueing systems, Internet of Things, energy and power engineering, etc. His "influential" papers are published in "big name" journals, e.g., Operations Research, Journal of Computational and Applied Mathematics, Queueing Systems, Mathematical and Computer Modeling of Dynamical Systems. 

He is Editors-in-Chief of Journal of Advances in Applied Mathematics and International Journal of Information Engineering, members of editorial boards of over 20 international journals ranging from pure mathematics to its applications (e.g., Wireless Engineering and Technology), General Chairs and plenary/keynote speakers of over 20 IEEE and international conferences, member/group leader of judge committee in mathematics for National Natural Science Awards of China, Vice Presidents/Directors of probability, statistics, operations research societies. 

He was a visiting scholar in Academy of Mathematics and Systems Science of China, a Long Term Participant of IMA Annual Program of Probability and Statistics in Complex Systems: Financial Engineering, Communication Networks and Genomics in (U.S.A. based) Institute of Mathematics and Its Applications (IMA), a visiting professor in Department of Systems Engineering and Engineering Management in Chinese University of Hong Kong.