About the Class
Smartphones are becoming hugely popular. Driving interests in smartphones not only push for new exciting applications, but open up a new set of challenges on sensing, connectivity, location, energy, privacy and security issues in mobile computing.

In this advanced graduate class, we will be discussing recent developments in smartphone-based mobile systems and applications. In addition to reading and presenting recent technical papers, students will do a team project on the topics of smartphones.


  • Haven taken at least one programming language class;
  • Experience in doing software projects of reasonable size/complexity;
  • Haven taken basic networking classes

Sample Publications from Previous Quarters
  • I am the Antenna: Accurate Outdoor AP location using Smartphones, Zengbin Zhang et al. MobiCom’12
  • Privacy, Availability and Economics in the Polaris Mobile Social Networks, Christo Wilson et al. HotMobile’11
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