by Joel Joseph Marciano Jr.

The Fourth Industrial Revolution (FIRe) features the ascendancy of so-called Cyber-Physical Systems (CPS), where connectivity and computational elements become tightly integrated with physical infrastructure and the built environment. These systems take advantage of advancements in sensing, communications and computational capacity to generate data that is used for closed-loop feedback, which, in turn, effectuate enhanced performance in terms of accuracy, throughput, reliability and resilience. Embedded computers, ubiquitous connectivity and storage are enabling pathways for rapidly increasing data creation and for these data to be fused and processed into actionable information. With the growth of Machine Learning (ML) and Artificial Intelligence (AI), these computational aspects of converting data into information is expected to become more efficient, adaptive and timely. In this talk, we describe the science infrastructure of the Advanced Science and Technology Institute of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST-ASTI) for data creation, storage, computation and connectivity in support of local scientific R&D that enables the FIRe and the thrust for a data-driven society.