Web-based IoT & Multi-Device Experiences from a Consumer Electronics Point of View

Monday, February 26, 2018 - 10:00
Blakeslee Room
Dr. Hyo Jung Song
Samsung Internet browser is a preloaded browser on all Samsung Galaxy phones, Samsung TVs and Gear VRs. This talk will cover the state of the art technologies Samsung Internet browser provides to users : IoT feature (“closeby”) and multi-device experiences across phones, TVs and VRs. Closeby, based on beacon technology, extends the power of web -URL- to physical things to enable users to interact with them (e.g., to donate to a street musician). However, considering the beacon push notification might lead users to receive unwanted contents such as malicious ones or intrusive advertisements, how to filter out those contents should be carefully devised. This talk will cover the content blocking method of closeby. It will also present future research directions including content personalization, alternative input devices such as QR codes and AR-based cameras, and killer applications for future IoT technology. This talk highlights the key design objectives of multi-device experience which Samsung Internet browser pursues : consistent user experience and task continuity.

Dr. Song obtained her Ph.D at KAIST (Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology) in Korea. She spent two years in UCSD as a post-doctoral staff while she performed research in grid computing, cluster computing, and supercomputing. She joined Samsung in 2000. Since then she has participated in many major projects as a technical leader. From 2000 to 2006, she was the team leader of Java framework and developed J2ME (Java2 Micro Edition) technology for the first time in Samsung. The technology was commercialized for mobile phones of telecom operators including Sprint, Vodafone, and India Reliance. From 2007 to 2011, she led research program in multicore computing, GPGPU computing, and parallelization of mobile/TV applications, such as multimedia processing (MPEG/H.264 codec, face/speech recognition). Research contributions included OpenCL implementation, which got the first Khronos certification in the mobile/CE industry. Since 2011, she has been leading Samsung Internet browser for Galaxy Mobile and Gear VR. Samsung Internet browser is one of  the most successful Samsung services which has 300M users. Her R&D interests include virtual machines (HTML and Java),  high-performance computing and IoT computing. She manages over 200 people globally. She is currently VP of Samsung Internet browser. She is first female engineering VP and youngest female promoted to VP in Samsung Mobile history.