March 16, 2006: Seminar: Yechiam Yemini ''IS THERE LIFE AFTER THE INTERNET?''

The University of Illinois at Chicago

Department of Computer Science

2005-2006 Distinguished Lecturer Seminar Series


Yechiam Yemini
Columbia University
Thursday, March 16, 2006
11:00 a.m., Room 1000 SEO


Technology advances have been radically transforming the fundamentals of traditional computing paradigms. Of particular importance are three concomitant inversions:

(a) Emerging wire-speeds have been inverting the classical speed hierarchy, with I/O rates outstripping CPU speeds;

(b) Tagged XML software is inverting the classical sequential-code/random-access-data computing into sequential-data/random-access-code; and

(c) Storage abundance is inverting the assumptions underlying client-server roles in processing and distributing content.

Similar radical changes have resulted in disruptive paradigm transformation from mainframe-computing to desktop-computing then to Internet-computing. It is thus not unreasonable to ask, whether the Internet-computing paradigm may be similarly transformed, and if so, what might be the characteristics of post-Internet computing. This presentation will consider these questions, focusing on their research implications.

Brief Bio:

Yechiam Yemini (YY) is a Professor of computer science at Columbia University. His current research interests include computational biology and biological networks (for his previous networking research and the DCC lab visit ). Professor Yemini has also been a co-founder of Comverse Technology (1983), an S&P500 and NASDAQ100 company, and of System Management Arts (SMARTS) (1993), acquired by EMC in 2005. He has served as a director and advisory board member of several high-tech companies and as a member of several government technology commissions and working groups; smile his spare time is devoted to eclectic activities ranging from gourmet cooking to sand sculpturing (see ).

Host: Professor Ouri Wolfson

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