Title: Mobile Social Networking without Big Brother
Speaker: Monica Lam Stanford University
Time: 2010-06-10 16:00-2010-06-10 17:00
Venue: FIT 4-603

Abstract:

Motivated to offer consumers an alternative to centralized social networking, we have created three new social networking paradigms and associate software platforms to attract both users and application developers. The social networking paradigms introduced matches our conceptual model of real-life social interactions. Our software platform promotes the creation of decentralized and egalitarian social networks. This research is performed as part of a larger project called the Programmable Open Mobile Internet (POMI) 2020.


 



Short Bio:

Monica Lam is a Professor in the Computer Science Department at Stanford University. She is currently working on the Programmable Open Mobile Internet (POMI) 2020 project. Her past research projects include parallel architectures, compiler optimizations for locality and parallelism, program analysis to improve security and reliability, and virtualization-based desktop management. She helped found Tensilica, a company that specializes in configurable processor cores, in 1998. She co-founded Moka5 in 2005 with her students to commercialize their research on desktop virtualization. She is a co-author of the second edition of the dragon book, Compilers: Principles, Techniques, and Tools, published in 2006. She received a B.Sc. from University of British Columbia in 1980 and a Ph.D. in Computer Science from Carnegie Mellon University in 1987. She is a Fellow of the ACM.