Columbia University Joint CS/EE Networking Seminar Series

Managing Smart Phone Performance

Dr. Jia Wang

AT&T Labs - Research

Monday, April 7th, 2014  1:30PM


Abstract: Smart mobile devices are pervasive in our life. It has been forecasted that the number of smart mobile devices could reach 10 billions globally by the year of 2018. Along with the explosive increase in the use of mobile devices, there is also rapid growth of the mobile data traffic. Due to the wide use of mobile devices, it is important to manage the performance of mobile devices. In this talk, I will talk about the challenges that a cellular service carrier faces in managing smartphone performance and the novel (and yet practical) techniques and systems that have been created to effectively address those challenges.

Bio: Jia Wang received her MS and PhD degrees in Computer Science from Cornell University in May 1999 and January 2001, respectively. She has been working at AT&T Labs - Research since then. Her research focuses on network measurement and management, network security, performance analysis/ troubleshooting, IPTV, and Internet routing. Jia has published over 80 papers at top technical conferences and journals. She was co-receipents of the Best Paper Award at ACM CoNext 2011 and the Best Student Award at ACM Sigmetrics 2004. Jia has filed over 50 patents among which 25 have been issued by the US patent office. Jia served at the General Co-Chair of ACM Sigcomm 2013 Conference. Jia currently serves as Associate Editor of IEEE/ACM Transaction on Networking and have served on organizing committee and program committees for many top conferences (e.g., Sigcomm, Sigmetrics).