The hidden costs of mobile applications

25 Feb

Narseo Vallina-Rodriguez, PhD candidate in Computer Science, Computer Lab, University of Cambridge, UK

In-house Presentation

​Mobile phones and tablets can be considered as the first incarnation of the post-PC era. Their explosive adoption rate has been driven by a number of factors, with the most significant influence being touch-screens, sensors, app markets, and better cellular technologies. However, mobile apps impose an unnecessary signaling and spectrum overhead in the already limited cellular network and battery life of the devices. In this talk, we will characterize and discuss the reasons behind such inefficiencies, covering from background networking activity to keep TCP connections alive to mobile advertisement modules.

Who is Narseo Vallina-Rodriguez?

Narseo Vallina-Rodriguez He received a B.S. and a M.S. degree in Telecommunications Engineering in 2007 from the University of Oviedo, Asturias, Spain. He is currently a PhD candidate in Computer Science in the Computer Lab at the University of Cambridge under the supervision of Prof. Crowcroft. His work has been recently awarded with a Qualcomm Innovation Fellowship 2012. His research interests include energy-efficiency on mobile systems, cellular networks and distributed systems.

This event will be conducted in English


  • Location: Sala 4.1.F03, Edificio Torres Quevedo, UC3M, Avda. Universidad, 30, 28911 Leganes – Madrid

  • Organization: NETCOM Research Group (Telematics Engineering Department, UC3M); IMDEA Networks Institute
  • Time: 01:30 pm
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