Conferences - Seminars

  Friday 31 October 2014 14:00 - 15:30 BC 420

JavaScript in the Small

By Satish Chandra - Samsung Electronics
Satish obtained a PhD from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1997, and a B.Tech from the Indian Institute of Technology-Kanpur in 1991, both in computer science. From 1997 to 2002, he was a member of technical staff at Bell Laboratories, where his research focused on program analysis, domain-specific languages, and data-communication protocols. From 2002 to 2013, he was a research staff member at IBM Research, where his research focused on bug finding and verification, software synthesis, and test automation. He joined Samsung Electronics in 2013, where he leads the advanced programming tools research team. He is an ACM Distinguished Scientist.

Emerging wearable devices are running the same software platforms that power smartphones. This leads to the appealing idea that a uniform programming abstraction can be used for app development for a range of devices, from wearables to smartphones. In practice, however, wearables will lag smartphones in their hardware capabilities, and this will have an impact on app development. I will talk about a few ways in which developers are likely to deal with the differences, including ways in which JavaScript may be used and/or run differently to accommodate the different memory sizes.  I will also discuss some of the work we are doing at Samsung in the area of efficient execution of JavaScript applications across a broad range of devices.

Cookies and drinks will be available before the talk as from 1:45pm.

Organization EcoCloud - EPFL

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Accessibility Informed public

Admittance Free

This event is internal