EE 392 I: Seminar on Trends in Computing and Communications

Department of Electrical Engineering

Spring 2017

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 mobile 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 2017

This year’s focus will be on mobile and video applications, artificial intelligence and machine learning, data science and cloud computing, virtualization, and financial services, 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 mobile applications at scale, discuss AI and big data platforms/architectures, and cover Internet Innovations including financial services. Taking example of real world systems, the seminar will demonstrate research, innovation, and entrepreneurship opportunities.





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April 6th, 2017

Lecture 1

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

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April 13th, 2017

Lecture 2, Ashwin Ram, Sr. Manager Amazon Alexa (former Prof. Georgia Institute of Technology)


Conversation AI in Amazon Alexa


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April 20th, 2017

Lecture 3, Rajiv Krishnamurthy, Manager of Data Science, Facebook

Data Science for Managing Cloud Infrastructure


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April 27th, 2017

Lecture 4, Satyajeet Salgar, Product Manager, Google (Search, Assistant, YouTube, Media, Gaming, Payments))

Google Search and Machine Learning


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May 4th, 2017

Lecture 5, Yael Garten, Director of Data Science at LinkedIn


Unspoken challenges of data science and building healthy data ecosystem around Kafka and Hadoop

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May 11th, 2017

Lecture 6, Satyam Vaghani, Vice President, Nutanix

Technology and Business Learnings Creating Enterprise Software for Flash


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May 18th, 2017

Lecture 7 Roger Meike, Distinguished Engineer, Intuit

Technology shifts and social implications for financial transactions


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May 25th, 2017

Lecture 8, Dan Rabinovitsj, COO, Ruckus Wireless.

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


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June 1st, 2017

Lecture 9, Sachin Kulkarni, Director of Engineering, Facebook

Facebook Live

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Link to Previous Years’ Seminar: 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011