Information-Centric Mobile Apps - Theory and Practice

Duke Computer Science Colloquium
Speaker Name
Dennis Quan
Date and Time
D106 LSRC, Duke
Pizza will be served for lunch at 11:45.
Mobile apps have transformed users' ability to retrieve and contribute information in both personal and business contexts beyond what was possible in the desktop PC-oriented Web era. With the new form factor comes a new set of design and architectural decisions that developers must make in order to deliver a high quality user experience. As the consumer world has changed with the advent of mobile apps, so have the engineering paradigms needed to crank out mobile apps at a competitive pace. In this talk we'll explore both some theoretical principles at play as well as practical ways to apply these principles to building information-centric mobile apps efficiently and economically.
Short Biography
Dr. Dennis Quan is Co-Founder and Head of Research and Development at Twin Sails Technology Group. Prior to Twin Sails Dr. Quan held multiple executive leadership roles at IBM, including Engineering VP for IBM's public cloud infrastructure as well as Engineering Director for IBM's application performance management product line. As CTO for IBM High Performance On Demand Solutions, Dr. Quan led IBM's first Cloud Computing initiative, culminating in a partnership with Google, the US National Science Foundation, and major universities including MIT, Stanford, UC Berkeley, and Carnegie Mellon in 2007 to support Apache Hadoop-based research and classroom instruction. He has also published dozens of research papers in leading conferences in the fields of Human-Computer Interaction, Bioinformatics, and Semantic Web. Dr. Quan holds a Ph.D. in Computer Science from MIT as well as bachelor's degrees in Mathematics and Chemistry, also from MIT.