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Title:Resource management in sensing services with audio applications
Author(s):Le, Long Nguyen Thang
Director of Research:Jones, Douglas L.
Doctoral Committee Chair(s):Nahrstedt, Klara
Doctoral Committee Member(s):Srikant, Rayadurgam; Veeravalli, Venugopal V.
Department / Program:Electrical & Computer Eng
Discipline:Electrical & Computer Engr
Degree Granting Institution:University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Degree:Ph.D.
Genre:Dissertation
Subject(s):Resource management
Sensing services
Internet of Things
Audio classification
Guided-processing
Feature-sharing
Abstract:Middleware abstractions, or services, that can bridge the gap between the increasingly pervasive sensors and the sophisticated inference applications exist, but they lack the necessary resource-awareness to support high data-rate sensing modalities such as audio/video. This work therefore investigates the resource management problem in sensing services, with application in audio sensing. First, a modular, data-centric architecture is proposed as the framework within which optimal resource management is studied. Next, the guided-processing principle is proposed to achieve optimized trade-off between resource (energy) and (inference) performance. On cascade-based systems, empirical results show that the proposed approach significantly improves the detection performance (up to 1.7x and 4x reduction in false-alarm and miss rate, respectively) for the same energy consumption, when compared to the duty-cycling approach. Furthermore, the guided-processing approach is also generalizable to graph-based systems. Resource-efficiency in the multiple-application setting is achieved through the feature-sharing principle. Once applied, the method results in a system that can achieve 9x resource saving and 1.43x improvement in detection performance in an example application. Based on the encouraging results above, a prototype audio sensing service is built for demonstration. An interference-robust audio classification technique with limited training data would prove valuable within the service, so a novel algorithm with the desired properties is proposed. The technique combines AI-gram time-frequency representation and multidimensional dynamic time warping, and it outperforms the state-of-the-art using the prominent-region-based approach across a wide range of (synthetic, both stationary and transient) interference types and signal-to-interference ratios, and also on field recordings (with areas under the receiver operating characteristic and precision-recall curves being 91% and 87%, respectively).
Issue Date:2017-04-20
Type:Thesis
URI:http://hdl.handle.net/2142/97414
Rights Information:Copyright 2017 Long Le
Date Available in IDEALS:2017-08-10
Date Deposited:2017-05


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