EE 392 I: Seminar on Trends in Computing and Communications

Department of Electrical Engineering

Spring 2018

Thu, 4:30 PM – 5:20 PM





Location: Room 380-380X

Building 380 - Main Quad  
450 Serra Mall, Stanford, CA 94305

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1 unit Credit/No Credit class based on class attendance and class summary submission.

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Instructor: Jatinder Pal Singh


EE 392I seminar is conducted as a series of lectures and invited talks on current trends in mobile computing, communications and information services, and ongoing initiatives for research and open innovation in these areas. Advances in design and deployment of next-generation Internet, mobile applications, computing infrastructures and services, and emerging industry innovations by Internet companies, equipment manufactures, software vendors, and service providers are addressed.

Spring 2018

This year’s focus will be on mobile networks and scalable Internet applications, IoT and edge computing, machine learning, cloud data management, and healthcare innovation, keeping in line with noticeable trends in these realms. The past years have seen and an unprecedented proliferation in data, user growth in mobile platforms, and migration of enterprise infrastructures to cloud computing paradigms. The consequential impact on research and innovation has been encouraging. However the resulting developments have led to increase in complexity for the consumer and enterprises, over-loaded mobile networks, and security concerns.


The seminar series this year will begin with a primer on wireless networks, evaluate Internet applications at scale, discuss machine-learning platforms/architectures, and cover innovation in healthcare. Taking example of real world systems, the seminar will demonstrate research, innovation, and entrepreneurship opportunities.





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April 5th, 2018

Lecture 1

Course Introduction, Overview of the quarter, and a primer on Cellular Networks

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April 12th, 2018

Lecture 2, Guido Appenzeller, CTO, Cloud & Networking, VMware



Migration of Enterprise IT to the cloud



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April 19th, 2018

Lecture 3, Satyajeet Salgar, Product Manager, Google (Search, Assistant, YouTube, Media, Gaming, Payments))

Google Search and Machine Learning


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April 26th, 2018

Lecture 4, Jeremy Clark, Executive Director of Strategy & Operations, Comcast


Application of innovation principles under conditions of limited time and information and the role of the startup ecology in accelerating corporate innovations.

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May 3th, 2018

Lecture 5, Shubha Nabar, Director of Data Science, Salesforce


Building products using machine learning


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May 10th, 2018

Lecture 6, Soham Majumdar, Co-founder, Rubrik

Cloud Data Management: orchestrating data for hybrid cloud enterprises anytime, anywhere.



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May 17th, 2018

Lecture 7, Tamara StClaire, COO, Basehealth, Inc.

Innovation in Healthcare


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May 24th, 2018

Lecture 8, Poojan Kumar, co-founder Clumio, former VP Nutanix / CEO PernixData

Entrepreneurship: Getting Started and My Learnings

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May 31st, 2018

Lecture 9, Satyam Vaghani, Vice President, Nutanix

IoT and Edge computing 


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Link to Previous Years’ Seminar: 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011