Contact Information

Computer Science Department
Colgate University
McGregory Hall, 3rd Floor
13 Oak Drive
Hamilton, NY 13346
(tel) 315.228.7719
Charlotte Jablonski, Administrative Assistant

Event Detail

Department Tea: Cellular versus WiFi

Start: Tuesday, November 06, 2012, 11:30 a.m.
End: Tuesday, November 06, 2012, noon
Location: CS Department Lounge

Speaker: Assistant Professor Joel Sommers.
Title: Cell versus WiFi: An adventure in data analysis

Over the last five years, there has been an explosion in
the availability and use of mobile devices that are both cellular- and
802.11 WiFi-enabled. Driven by the popularity of applications that
run on these hybrid devices, such as iOS- and Android-based
smartphones, there is a large and growing demand for network bandwidth
by mobile users. Unfortunately, there remains a lack of empirical
understanding as to how cellular and WiFi performance compare, and the
causes behind observed performance in a range of diverse settings. In
this talk, I'll discuss recent work in which we analyzed 3 months of
Speedtest data, and what we have discovered so far regarding cellular
versus WiFi performance.

As usual, lunch will be available.