How Mobile Disrupts Social As We Know It

Speaker: Monica Lam , Stanford University

Date: Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Time: 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM

Refreshments: 5:45 PM

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Location: 32-G449 (Patil/Kiva)

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Host: Rob Miller, MIT CSAIL

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Every computer revolution changes our lives dramatically; so will mobile devices. Mobile devices enable billions of people to capture, share, interact, and consume real-time personal media in new and creative ways. In addition, being devices owned by individuals, they can form an autonomous computing fabric that frees us from the domination of existing centralized proprietary social networking services.

This talk presents an open social mobile (OSM) architecture that combines a novel and natural mobile social experience with a clean architecture that lets users choose different cloud backup services. In addition, OSM is an app platform that makes it easy to create privacy-honoring social apps. This can open up new markets for social and collaborative apps in fields like education, health and businesses, where centralized proprietary services are inappropriate.

Monica S. Lam has been a Professor in the Computer Science Department at Stanford University since 1988, and the Faculty Director of the Stanford MobiSocial Computing Laboratory. She received her PhD in Computer Science from Carnegie Mellon University. Her current research interest is in creating open social computing platforms. She has worked in the areas of high-performance computing, computer architecture, compiler optimizations, security analysis, virtualization-based computer management, and mobile/social software architectures. She is a co-author of the "Dragon Book". Together with her students, she founded MokaFive Inc. in 2005 and MobiSocial Inc. in 2012. Monica is an ACM Fellow.

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