The Personal Server: Changing The Way We Think About Ubiquitous Computing
Dr. Trevor Pering, Intel Research Monday, April 19, 2004, 11am-12pm (public talk) Ahornstr. 55, 52074 Aachen, E1 Building, Room 4116
The Personal Server (PS) research project explores the boundary between mobile and ubiquitous computing, focusing on the hardware and software technologies necessary to support emerging computing models. The initial PS prototype is a small mobile device, about the size of a deck of cards, that enables connections with personal content and applications through nearby infrastructure. By removing the dependency on small mobile displays or bulky hardware, the PS allows users to interact through the environment, bringing us one step closer to a seamless vision of ubiquitous computing. This talk will highlight the concept behind the Personal Server, outline recent advances in the power management and communication subsystems, and demo several emerging applications enabled by this unique mobile device.
Dr. Pering is a research scientist at Intel Research, where he is a member of the Ubiquity project, where he works on a wide range of mobile and ubiquitous computing problems including hardware, software, and the user experience. He received his Ph.D. in electrical engineering from the University of California, Berkeley, where he worked on the InfoPad project and focused on operating system power management techniques. Outside of engineering, he enjoys music (he plays jazz trombone), orienteering, backpacking, and travel.
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