EE 392 I: Seminar on Trends in Computing and Communications

Department of Electrical Engineering

Spring 2016

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 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 2016

This year’s focus will be on cloud computing, location based services, mobility, and software defined networking, 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 increased in complexity for the consumer and enterprise businesses, over-loaded mobile networks, security concerns associated with device mobility.


The seminar series this year will begin with a primer on wireless networks, evaluate software defines networking and big data platforms/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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March 31st, 2016

Lecture 1

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

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April 7th, 2016

Lecture 2 (Vishy Poosala, Director, Facebook

Mobile Messaging Platforms



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April 14th, 2016

Lecture 3 (Paul Strong, VP and CTO, VMWare)

Software Defined Everything – Trends at the Intersection of Technology and Business


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April 21th, 2016

Lecture 3 (Bhaskar Mehta, Director and Principal Engineer, Google)

Location based services at Google


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April 28th, 2016

Lecture 5 (Raj Minhas, VP and Director of Analytics and Interaction Lab, PARC)

Emerging Trends in Human and Computer Collaboration

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May 5th, 2016

Lecture 6 (Kyu-Han Kim, Principal Research Scientist and Manager, Networking and Mobility Lab, Hewlett Packard)

Enterprise Mobility


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May 12th, 2016

Lecture 7 (Satyam Vaghani, CTO, PernixData

Technology and Business Learnings Creating Enterprise Software for Flash


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May 19th, 2016

Lecture 8, Rob Sherwood, CTO, BigSwitch Networks

Trends in open source networking including Open Compute Project

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May 26th, 2016

Lecture 9, Dan Rabinovitsj, COO, Ruckus Wireless.

Smart wireless for the mobile world: technologies and market evolution.

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Link to Previous Years’ Seminar: 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010