Seminars & Colloquia

Carla Schlatter Ellis

Computer Science, Duke University

"Duke's Milly Watt Project"

Friday September 24, 2004 10:45 AM
Location: 136, EGRC NCSU Centennial Campus
(Visitor parking instructions)

This talk is part of the System Research Seminar series


Abstract: Mobile computing is dramatically changing our day-to-day lives, especially with the popularity of small, battery-powered devices. Reducing the energy consumed in using these devices, thereby extending the lifetime of the batteries that power them (and reducing the weight of carrying spares), is one of the major challenges in designing such systems. This problem can be addressed at various levels of system design. The Milly Watt Project focuses on solutions at higher levels -- from the architecture up to the applications. This talk will survey some of the activities and accomplishments of our project.

Short Bio: Carla Schlatter Ellis received the B.S. degree from the University of Toledo, Toledo OH, in 1972 and the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Washington, Seattle, in 1977 and 1979. Before coming to Duke as an Associate Professor in 1986, she was a member of the Computer Science faculties at the University of Oregon, Eugene, from 1978 to 1980, and at the University of Rochester, Rochester NY, from 1980 to 1986. During the 1997-98 academic year, she was on sabbatical at the University of Washington. She is editor-in-chief of ACM Transactions on Computer Systems, on the board of the Computing Research Association, and Co-Chair of CRA's Committee on the Status of Women in Computing Research (CRA-W). Her research interests include operating systems, wireless and mobile computing, and energy management in computing devices.

Host: Frank Mueller, Computer Science, NCSU

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