Current course on Special topics in ECE deals with the intersection of mobile computing and cloud computing. Certain issues concerning how cloud computing can further extend the services provided to mobile users are studied. Teaching involves lecturing on relevant supporting technologies, such as wireless networking and cloud computing theory. A significant portion of the course is devoted to practical mobile software development.
The necessary mobile and cloud computing infrastructure is provided in partnership with Microsoft Research.
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The speech-to-text SDK is now available for WP7. You can download it here.
On Wednesday (March 2), I will point you to some resources on cloud computing. In particular, I will show you some simple walkthroughs for Windows Azure and Amazon Web Services. Feel free to go ahead to download and install the SDKs and try them out.
You are responsible for presenting your project progress during class time in a few weeks. In particular, you have present your progress in the classes before and after Spring Break. Please refer to the project page for details.
We have additional phones for the class. We highly encourage you to get more devices to better work on your projects. Please send an email to Victor if you want an extra phone.
You have all submitted the first two MPs and the project proposal on time. That means everybody has full marks for the course thus far. There is one more MP (due this Friday). More details about the course project will be announced this week (here on the website). The TAs will be contacting the groups individually to work closely with you.
MP3 is now ready. It is due on February 11. Part of it involves getting together with another group. So make sure you leave some time for that.
Our new lecture room is Siebel Center 1302, effectively immediately. Make sure to come to Siebel Center on Wednesday.
Yong Liu, a research scientist from NCSA will speaking briefly during Monday's lecture. They are also involved with Microsoft's Project Hawaii. So you can work with his research group for your project. In particular, he will talk about various topics. It should be quite interesting, and I encourage you to consider the things he is proposing.
Below is just one of his proposals. You can contact him directly and check his website for more details.
Harness the power of Mobile+Cloud for Localized Scientific Model
Principle Investigator: Yong Liu <firstname.lastname@example.org>, National
The powerful combination of mobile phones and Clouds has open a new
Background and Related Work
I will not be at my regular office hours tomorrow (Thursday, January 27). I will mostly be at CSL attending the student conference. If you would like to talk with me, please send me an email and we can set something up. (I will be away next week as well, and will not have office hours.)
We will be moving very quickly with the programming assignments in this course. So please be sure to come to the first lecture on Wednesday. We will be providing you time to form groups and discuss project ideas during the first lecture.
If you are currently registered in the course, you must attend to the first lecture, or send an email explaining why you cannot.
If you are currently not registered, you must come to the first lecture for any chance of getting into the course. Depending on the number of students, group dynamics, and distribution of devices, we may be able to fit you into the course. There are no promises of course.
Students. This is a fast-paced course. The first assignment (MP1) is due January 28. You have to form a group, get a phone, set up various Microsoft accounts (may take several days), and learn WP7 programming basics to hand in MP1 on time. Please get started right away.
To form groups, you can use the discussion forum now. Be sure to also come to the first lecture to form groups.
You can come get a phone during my (Victor's) office hours on Thursday, January 20. I will provide you with a loan form and checklist to sign. Please email me by Wednesday 9:00 PM if you plan to come. If nobody emails me, I will hold office hours.
Hello students. Class starts this Wednesday at 3:00 PM in Everitt Laboratory 257.