The Cloud in Your Hands: Marriage of Cloud Computing with Smart Devices with Arjmand Samuel and Danny Dalal

Innovations in wireless networking technology are driving our increasingly connected world, with mobile devices gaining acceptance for both professional and private use. In the future, a vast majority of devices will rely on cloud services to enhance end user experiences—with services being a natural extension of such devices.

Designed for IT managers and developers, this session will provide an introduction to the exciting new world of cloud-enabled mobile computing. A few complex user scenarios possible with this new paradigm will be discussed, along with a hands on tutorial for developing such mobile applications on Microsoft's Windows Phone platform.

Arjmand Samuel and Danny Dalal

Arjmand Samuel is a Senior Research Program Manager at Microsoft Research Connections. He is responsible for building academic research partnerships related to Mobile Computing and Software Engineering. Arjmand has a Ph.D. in Information Security and Privacy from Purdue University. He has published in a variety of publications on topics of privacy and security in the healthcare domain and social media. He has published several patents and contributed to books on access control models. Arjmand's recent research interests are in the areas of cloud-enhanced mobile computing. He is spearheading the academic outreach component of Project Hawaii, a cloud-enabled mobile development platform for the Windows Phone.

Danny Dalal received his degree in Math and Computer Science from Carnegie Mellon. His career started at Oracle systems working on Video On Demand in the mid-90s and continued at Microsoft, where his work in declarative multimedia formed the spiritual foundation for what later became WPF and Silverlight. During his career at Microsoft, Danny contributed to Visual Studio, BizTalk, and Windows Fabric. Danny currently manages engineering teams in Microsoft Research working on various open source projects intended to accelerate research and innovation in various domains such as Computational Biology, Big History education, Machine Translation, Earth Visualization, and Cloud-enabled Mobile Computing.