EE 392 I: Seminar on Trends in Computing and Communications

Department of Electrical Engineering

Spring 2015

Thu, 4:15 PM – 5:05 PM

Building 370 - Room 370




Location: Room 370-370

Building 370 - Main Quad  
450 Serra Mall, Bldg. 370

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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 2014-2015

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, evaluate cloud computing and big data platforms and architectures, cover Internet Innovations, and address mobility and heterogeneous device proliferation. Taking example of real world systems, the seminar will demonstrate research, innovation, and entrepreneurship opportunities.





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April 2th, 2015

Lecture 1

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

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April 9th, 2015

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

Internet Innovations and making the Web Faster



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April 16th, 2015

Lecture 3 (Dheeraj Pandey President and CEO, Nutanix)

Enterprise Virtualization and Storage for data center infrastructure


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April 23th, 2015

Lecture 3 (Derek Collison, Founder and CEO, Apcera, formerly Google, VMWare)

The Dawn of Hybrid Cloud


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April 30th, 2015

Lecture 5 (Jerry Zhao, Google)

Challenges in large scale data analytics: scale, cost and usability

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May 7th, 2015

Lecture 6 (Guido Appenzeller, Chief Technology Strategy Officer, VMWare)

Software Defined Networking

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May 14th, 2015

Lecture 7 (Abhijit Mahindroo, Associate Principal, McKinsey & Company

Value Creation in the semiconductor industry

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May 21st, 2015

Lecture 8 (Lutz Finger, Director, Data Science and Data Engineering, LinkedIn)

Data Driven Innovation

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May 28th, 2015

Lecture 9

Energy Efficient Location sensing in smart-phones, and class discussion on term paper (if opted for)

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Link to Previous Years' Seminar: 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010