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Stanford University Networking Seminar


Andrew Rice (University of Cambridge)
Device Analyzer: 3500 Years of Handset Usage Data

12:15pm, Thursday, September 10 2015
Gates 104

About the Talk

The Device Analyzer project has collected Android usage data from more than 20,000 people around the world. The project has a huge range of contributions ranging from days to years. The speaker will describe some of the studies that have been done with the data covering tracking security vulnerabilities, movement patterns, WiFi channel allocation, SMS message lengths, and session durations. The project is actively sharing the data with other researchers and the talk will explain how this process works and what the project has learned.

About the Speaker

Andrew Rice is a Senior Lecturer (Associate Professor) in the Computer Laboratory at the University of Cambridge. His current research focus is on the application of programming language design and theory to scientific computing. He has previously focused on the use of smart phones as a computing platform considering issues of understanding modern phone use and associated energy consumption. He works within the Computing for the Future of the Planet framework, investigating the contributions that computer science can make in solving issues such as over-population, global energy use and climate change. He is also exploring the use of technology in teaching and has adopted many aspects of this into his undergraduate teaching on courses Programming in Java, Further Java and Prolog.