EE 392 I: Seminar on Trends in Computing and Communications

Department of Electrical Engineering

Spring 2012

Thu, 4:15 PM – 5:05 PM

Hewlett Teaching Center, Room 102.




Location: Class Room 102

Hewlett Teaching Center

370 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 computing, communications and information services, and ongoing initiatives for research and open innovation in these areas. Advances in design and deployment of next-generation computing/telecommunication infrastructures and services, and emerging industry innovations by telecommunication operators, equipment manufactures, software vendors, and service providers are addressed.

Spring 2011-2012

This year's focus will be on mobile networking infrastructure and handset ecosystem, keeping in line with noticeable trends in these realms. Recent years have seen and an unprecedented proliferation in mobile data services and a staggering increase in cellular data traffic. The changes can be attributed to the mobile ecosystem comprising operators, vendors and service providers going through a transformation and embracing elements of an open innovation model. The consequential impact on research has been encouraging with access to handset functionality and mobile network operation becoming more transparent. While this has fostered research and innovation on one hand and created new operational paradigms on the other, the resulting growth in data traffic has emerged as one of challenges confronting the industry.


The seminar series this year will begin with a primer on cellular networks, address recent trends, and discuss the emerging mobile systems and networks architectures as these migrate to converged and simplified paradigms. Taking example of real world platforms including Android, the seminar will demonstrate research and innovation in mobile systems and applications.




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April 5th, 2012

Lecture 1

Course Introduction, Cellular Networks

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April 12th, 2012

Lecture 2

Cellular Networks: Paradigms, Architecture, and Mobility


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April 19th, 2012

Lecture 3

Energy Efficient Location sensing in smart-phones

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April 26th, 2012

Lecture 4

Part I: Convergence and Resource Allocation in Next Generation Converged Networks

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May 3th, 2012

Lecture 5

Part II: Convergence and Resource Allocation in Next Generation Converged Networks

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May 10th, 2012

Bipul Sinha

Partner, Lightspeed Venture Partners

Evolving Trends in Venture Capital: Mobile, Social Applications and Media

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May 17th, 2012

Lecture 6

Energy Efficient WiFi access by Android smart-phones

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May 24th, 2012

Lecture 7

Content Centric Networking

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May 31st, 2012

Lecture 8

Multi-homed networking and its system implementation in smart-phones including Android devices, and class discussion on term paper (if opted for)

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Link to Previous Years' Seminar: 2010 2011