SDI Seminar

Speaker: Jason Flinn, Carnegie Mellon University

Date: December 9, 1999
Time: Noon
Place: Wean Hall 8220

Energy-Aware Adaptation for Mobile Applications


Energy is a vital resource for mobile computing. There is growing consensus that advances in battery technology and low-power circuit design cannot, by themselves, meet the energy needs of future mobile computers the higher levels of the system must also be involved.

In this talk, I will explore how applications can dynamically modify their behavior to conserve energy. To guide such adaptation, the operating system monitors energy supply and demand. When energy is plentiful, application behavior is biased toward a good user experience; when it is scarce, the behavior is biased toward energy conservation.


Jason Flinn received the B.S.E. degree in Computer Science from the University of Pennsylvania in 1991 and the M.S. degree in Computer Engineering from Syracuse University in 1996. He is currently a graduate student at Carnegie Mellon University where he works on the Odyssey project.