[talks] Themistoklis Melissaris will present his general exam on Wednesday, May 11, 2016 at 4:30pm in CS 402.
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Themistoklis Melissaris will present his general exam on Wednesday, May 11, 2016 at 4:30pm in CS 402.
The members of his committee are Margaret Martonosi (adviser), Kyle Jamieson, and JP Singh.
The title and abstract follow below.
Everyone is invited to attend the talk and those faculty wishing to remain for the oral exam are welcome to do so.
LOCOMOTIVE: Optimizing mobile web traffic using selective compression
Global mobile traffic is growing at a rapid rate, following an increase in connected mobile devices and adoption of services and mobile apps. A common practice is to reduce web traffic by utilizing compression. However, universal application of compression can introduce latency and energy overheads and raises the need to pinpoint the conditions for compression insertion. My talk will discuss LOCOMOTIVE (Latency Optimizations by COmpressing MObile Transfers In Variable Environments), a framework that determines whether to use compression on the fly based on the traffic and on network conditions. LOCOMOTIVE uses a simple latency model to drive its decisions. The results of this approach indicate savings in both latency and energy, while reducing the data overhead. My work has explored characteristics of mobile traffic across different mobile devices and has studied the energy and latency impact of compression.
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