Cloud in your Hands - Marriage of Cloud Computing with Smart Devices

Wednesday, November 16, 2011 - 16:30
TH 331
ARJMAND SAMUEL, Ph.D. (Microsoft Research Connections)

Innovations in wireless networking technology are driving our increasingly connected world, with smartphones gaining acceptance for both professional and private use. In the future, we foresee a vast majority of smartphone apps relying on cloud services to enhance the mobile experiences. Project Hawaii, a research and academic outreach program by Microsoft Research, envisions the next generation of mobile experiences to rely heavily on cloud services-with services being a natural extension of the mobile platform. As part of Project Hawaii we have developed a set of cloud services and an SDK, allowing development of Windows Phone 7 apps harnessing the power of the cloud, on a mobile platform. In this talk I will provide an overview of the project, some research motivations and details about its academic outreach component and future directions.


Arjmand Samuel is a Senior Research Program Manager at Microsoft Research Connections. Arjmand is responsible for building academic research partnerships related to Mobile Computing and Software Engineering. Arjmand has a PhD in Information Security and Privacy from Purdue University. He has published in a variety of publications on topics of privacy and security in the healthcare domain and social media. He has published several patents and contributed to books on access control models. His recent research interests are in the areas of cloud-enhanced mobile computing. He is spearheading the academic outreach component of Project Hawaii, a cloud-enabled mobile development platform for Windows Phone.