Z. Morley Mao, University of Michigan
Refreshments will be available at 10:15
Title: Unleashing the Power of Mobility: Lessons for designing next-generation mobile network systems.
With the growing popularity of mobile devices and mobile applications, coupled with improved cellular data speeds promised by the 5G LTE technology, mobile computing appears to already eclipse wired, desktop based computing. In this talk, we examine from the perspectives of network/service operators, device platform designers, and application designers the key challenges for providing seamless mobile network services. Besides good performance and energy efficiency, we highlight interesting design tradeoffs to ensure scalability and security properties for both the cellular network infrastructure as well as the mobile device platform. We draw from our experience of designing and deploying Mobilyzer — an open mobile network performance measurement platform used by more than hundreds of thousands of users to achieve secure, responsive, and energy-efficient mobile systems leveraging mobile cloud computing.
Z. Morley Mao is an Associate Professor at the University of Michigan, having completed her Ph.D. at UC Berkeley on robust Internet routing protocol design and effective network measurement techniques to uncover network properties. She is a recipient of the Sloan Fellowship, the NSF CAREER Award, the ARMY YIP Award, and an IBM Faculty Award. Her other honors include the Morris Wellman Faculty Development Professor and EECS Achievement Award at University of Michigan. Her current research focus encompasses software-defined networking, network security, next-generation Internet protocols, and mobile systems.