EE 392 I: Seminar on Trends in Computing and Communications

Department of Electrical Engineering

Spring 2014

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 2013-2014

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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April 3th, 2014

Lecture 1

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

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April 10th, 2014

Lecture 2 (Arvind Jain, Sr. Director of Engineering, Google)

Making the Internet Faster



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April 17th, 2014

Lecture 3 (Eugene Marinelli, Co-Founder & VP, Blend Labs, formerly Distinguished Engineer, Palantir)

Reinventing the Home Finance Industry with Real-time Big Data and Consumer Web


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April 24th, 2014

Lecture 3 (Yael Garten, Senior Data Scientist, Team Lead for Mobile Analytics,


A Perspective from the intersection Data Science, Mobility, and Mobile Devices

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May 1st, 2014

Lecture 5 (Dane Glasgow, VP at eBay)

Mobile and Location Aware Online Services and Platforms

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May 8th, 2014

Lecture 6 (Gabor Szabo, Data Scientist at Twitter)

Real-time Identification and the evolution of news and events in short messages


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May 15th, 2014

Lecture 7 (Tim Tully, Distinguished Engineer, Yahoo)

Big Data architecture at Yahoo scale

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May 22th, 2014

Lecture 8

Multi-homed Networking and its System Implementaiton in Mobile Devices

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May 29th, 2014

Lecture 9

Seminar conclusion, discussion, and class presentations on term paper (if opted for)

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Link to Previous Years' Seminar: 2013 2012 2011 2010