EE 392 I: Seminar on Trends in Computing and Communications

Department of Electrical Engineering

Spring 2013

Thu, 4:15 PM – 5:05 PM

Hewlett Teaching Center, Room 102




Location: Hewlett 102

Hewlett Teaching Center, Room 102

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 2012-2013

This year's focus will be on cloud computing, big data applications, mobility, and software as a service, keeping in line with noticeable trends in these realms. Recent years have seen and an unprecedented proliferation in data, and migration of enterprise and IT infrastructures to cloud computing paradigms. The changes can be attributed to steep growth in data consumption via consumer, enterprise and mobile applications and services. The consequential impact on research and innovation has been encouraging. However the resulting developments have led to increased in complexity for the enterprise, over-loaded mobile networks, security concerns associated with device mobility.


The seminar series this year will begin with a primer on wireless networks and cloud computing architectures, address mobility and heterogeneous device proliferation, and evaluate cloud computing and big data platforms and architectures. Taking example of real world systems, the seminar will demonstrate research and innovation opportunities.





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Summary Submission

April 4th, 2013

Lecture 1

Course Introduction, Overview of the quarter

Class Material


April 11th, 2013

Lecture 2

Cellular Networks – Paradigms, Architecture, and Mobility


Class Material



April 18th, 2013

Lecture 3 (Yael Garten, LinkedIn)

Big data on small devices: data science goes mobile

Class Material


April 25th, 2013

Lecture 4 (Satyajeet Salgar, Product Manager – YouTube Live & Sports, Google)

YouTube: 10 things learned

Class Material


May 2th, 2013

Lecture 5 (Derek Collison, Apcera, formerly Google, VMWare)


Evolving Cloud Computing Architectures and their impact on IT infrastructures

Class Material


May 9th, 2013

Lecture 6 (Ashok Srivastava, Chief Data Scientist, Verizon)

Mining Massive Heterogeneous Databases

Class Material


May 16th, 2013

Lecture 7 (Mohammad Sabah, Facebook)

Data Science & Analytics for Enhancing Product Experience

Class Material


May 23th, 2013

Lecture 8, (Dan Gray, VP and Distinguished Technologist, McKesson)

The Cloud, Mobility, Big Data, and Social Media and Their Impact on Healthcare.

Class Material


May 30th, 2013

Lecture 9

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

Class Material





Link to Previous Years' Seminar: 2010 2011 2012