Computer Science Distinguished Lecture Series: Monica S. Lam

  • Date: 04/03/2014
  • Time: 15:30
Monica S. Lam, Stanford University

University of British Columbia


How Mobile Can Disrupt Social


Why do we have to give up ownership of our data to share?  This talk describes how mobile can open up social so we can share anything with anybody anytime easily, without losing data ownership!   The key idea lies in an open messaging (OM) infrastructure that enables groups to communicate easily based on their human identities rather than TCP/IP addresses.  OM provides an app platform, allowing multi-party apps be built easily.  OM is only a messenger, data are deleted from the infrastructure once they are delivered.  Individuals can designate a cloud service of their choice to host their data.  In this way, we turn social networks inside out, where data can be hosted by different vendors.   This talk describes the research journey of how we derive the solution after three other attempts, and what it takes to take this disruption to market.

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Location: DMP 110, 6245 Agronomy Rd.


The UBC Department of Computer Science Distinguished Lecture Series
brings leading researchers, from a variety of research areas, to UBC
enabling an exchange of ideas between the speakers, students, faculty
and the public on the latest advances in those areas. The seminars are
hosted by the Department of Computer Science and sponsored by PIMS.