Stanford to host engineering symposium in india

By siliconindia   |   Thursday, 04 December 2008, 16:57 IST   |    1 Comments
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Stanford,CA: Stanford University's School of Engineering announces the Stanford Engineering Symposium India to be held on December 18-19, 2008 in Bangalore, India. This unique two-day event will provide a forum for eight distinguished Stanford faculty members in electrical engineering and computer science to meet with industry and academic leaders in India and probe India's networking future and the enabling technologies required. The focus will be on innovations and research developments in the Internet, data-center networking, wireless, social networking, and enabling technologies such as silicon design and manufacturing. The program will also feature thought-provoking panel discussions with Stanford faculty and feature keynotes from Indian business and technology leaders. India creates an innovative environment for emerging technologies due to unique consumer demands and a large market with rapid adoption rates. These factors will greatly impact network architectures and protocols which support social networking, security, and ecommerce. "There is enormous opportunity for innovation in terms of scale, cost and ease-of-use in the Indian context which could then emerge as solutions in other geographical regions. Those executives and professionals who understand these emerging trends could create the next major player in the networking industry," says Andy DiPaolo, Executive Director, Stanford Center for Professional Development, and Senior Associate Dean, School of Engineering, Stanford University. "Fifty years ago, letters and phone calls were the primary modes of communication. The need for faster, more efficient and reliable communication spurred the innovation of the network, leading to a variety of novel communication modes which are ubiquitous today: email, the web, the cell phone, information sharing, data retrieval and mining and social networking. In the shift, an entire new industry was born in the Silicon Valley and elsewhere, and companies like Cisco, Qualcomm, Yahoo!, Google, and Nokia have emerged as household names. There is another shift on the horizon. Network infrastructures in places like India could signal a fundamental move in network architectures and protocols," opines Balaji Prabhakar, Associate Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at Stanford University. Those who would like to be part of this exciting symposium can log on to:"