A Mobile Phone Ecosystem

Wednesday, October 10, 2007 - 7:00pm
Jamey Hicks, Nokia Research Center Cambridge

Joint Meeting with Boston / Central New England Chapter of IEEE Computer Society
Mobile phones have become essential parts of our lives and are rapidly becoming the primary personal gateway to information and services. In addition to phone calls and text messaging, we use phones for email, web browsing and in the future will use them as wallets, information repositories, and personal information assistants. However, many challenges exist to realizing this vision on such small and personalized devices. For that reason, Nokia and MIT CSAIL have engaged in a joint research program to advance the state of the art in the mobile phone ecosystem. In this talk, I will explain our vision of the mobile ecosystem and describe some of our projects, which range from new tools and techniques for chip design up to spoken dialog based interfaces and the semantic web.

Lecturer Biography: 

Dr. Jamey Hicks is the Director of Nokia Research Center Cambridge. He joined Nokia in September 2005 to lead NRC Cambridge. Jamey's research and technology interests include computer architecture, mobile computing, user interfaces, and open source software. Prior to joining Nokia, Jamey was a researcher at Digital/Compaq/HP Cambridge Research Laboratory in Cambridge, MA from 1996 until 2005. Previously, Jamey worked at the Motorola Cambridge Research Center on dataflow parallel computing. He received his Ph.D. in Computer Science from MIT in 1992.


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