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  • White Papers // Oct 2009

    The Factor K: Inferring Protocol Performance Using Inter-Link Reception Correlation

    This paper explores metrics that capture to what degree packet reception on different links is correlated. It shows that a widely used metric is a bad measure and presents normalized cross correlation index as a new metric. The authors call this new metric K (kappa). Measuring K sheds light on...

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  • Webcasts // Oct 2009

    The Fight For Corporate Control

    We learn from the index and not the table of contents, says Bing Gordon, partner at KPCB. In this webcast, Gordon and Zynga CEO Mark Pincus talk about how an effective CEO can make strategy and mission happen when they are not physically present in the room. Pincus also discusses...

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  • Webcasts // Oct 2009

    The Personal Side Of Management

    If you can be a product manager, you can acquire the experience of acting as a CEO. The skills gained in product road-mapping, prioritizing tasks, interoffice communications, customer understanding, and product marketing are absolute necessities for being an effective enterprise lead. So says Mark Pincus, CEO and Founder of Zynga,...

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  • Webcasts // Oct 2009

    Measuring Success: You Measure What Matters

    Mark Pincus, CEO of Zynga, equates building a sustainable online empire with building the skyscrapers that shaped the look of modern cities at the turn of the last century. Pincus reflects upon his 15-20 year career in hi-tech - riddled with many companies who asked him to leave - where...

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  • Webcasts // Oct 2009

    Product Management As CEO Training

    If you can be a product manager, you can acquire the experience of acting as a CEO. The skills gained in product road-mapping, prioritizing tasks, interoffice communications, customer understanding, and product marketing are absolute necessities for being an effective enterprise lead. So says Mark Pincus, CEO and Founder of Zynga,...

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  • Webcasts // Oct 2009

    Building Hi-Tech Skyscrapers

    Mark Pincus, CEO of Zynga, equates building a sustainable online empire with building the skyscrapers that shaped the look of modern cities at the turn of the last century. Pincus reflects upon his 15-20 year career in hi-tech - riddled with many companies who asked him to leave - where...

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  • Webcasts // Oct 2009

    Testing And Metrics Are Imperative

    Pilots that fly by vision alone have a very short life expectancy when passing through clouds. But pilots that fly utilizing their instruments are able to soar. Mark Pincus, CEO of game company Zynga, and Bing Gordon, partner at VC firm Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, touch upon the importance...

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  • White Papers // Oct 2009

    Leading Project Integration

    Managing today's global projects requires focusing scarce management attention on diverse topics related to financing and delivering the project amidst cultural differences. New technology, especially modeling tools that foster project integration, offers major potential advantages, along with implementation challenges that also merit managerial attention. This paper describes the key elements...

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  • White Papers // Oct 2009

    Networked Markov Decision Processes With Delays

    The authors consider a networked control system, where each subsystem evolves as a Markov Decision Process (MDP). Each subsystem is coupled to its neighbors via communication links over which the signals are delayed, but are otherwise transmitted noise-free. A centralized controller receives delayed state information from each subsystem. The control...

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  • Webcasts // Oct 2009

    Copy Exactly: Establishing Competitive Manufacturing Capabilities

    Intel was a marvel at technology and invention from its 1980's-era inception, recalls former Chairman of the Board and veteran company insider Craig Barrett. But the company's strong suit was not manufacturing; in fact, they were often undersold on their own products by Japanese competitors. To improve their skills in...

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  • Webcasts // Oct 2009

    The Growing Demand For Engineering Talent

    To keep up with the engineering demands of Moore's Law, Craig Barrett, former Intel Chairman of the Board, discusses how the education and labor requirements of talent have evolved with the industry. While developing the first semiconductors took a team of only three people, today's market requires several hundred engineers...

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  • Webcasts // Oct 2009

    The Value Of Corporate Venture Capital

    You and your company don't own all of the smart engineers in the world. But how can one capitalize on that talent, asks Craig Barrett, former Intel COB? Fund research and start-ups that compliment your own work, including university research, to unearth emerging talent and move the industry forward. Barrett...

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  • Webcasts // Oct 2009

    Betting On The Future Of Moore's Law

    Material science is the basis of all semiconductor technology, says former Intel Chairman of the Board Craig Barrett. And during his 35-year stint with one of technology's most established firms, Barrett has learned that Moore's Law (Intel founder Gordon Moore's prediction that the number of transistors in an integrated circuit...

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  • White Papers // Oct 2009

    Symmetric Cryptography in Javascript

    The authors take a systematic approach to developing a symmetric cryptography library in Javascript. They study various strategies for optimizing the code for the Javascript interpreter, and observe that traditional crypto optimization techniques do not apply when implemented in Javascript. They propose a number of optimizations that reduce both running...

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  • White Papers // Oct 2009

    FlowVisor: A Network Virtualization Layer

    This paper presents a new approach to switch virtualization in which the same hardware forwarding plane can be shared among multiple logical networks, each with distinct forwarding logic. This paper uses this switch-level virtualization to build a research platform which allows multiple network experiments to run side-by-side with production traffic...

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  • Webcasts // Oct 2009

    Upcycling, Not Recycling

    As William McDonough wrote in his book Cradle to Cradle, we should stop thinking of post-consumer goods as "Waste", and instead start thinking of them as "Food" in the product chain - upcycling raw materials and turning them into useful raw materials, rather than just alleviating the burden offset by...

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  • Webcasts // Oct 2009

    Responsible Engineering In The Modern Age (Entire Talk)

    Whereas the 20th century belonged to the scientist, the 21st century, says Sun Micosystems' CTO Greg Papadopoulos, is the domain of the engineer. Rather than secretly toiling away on new discoveries, modern engineers are concerned about social responsibility, renewable materials and product lifecycles, collaborative and open source discovery, and furthering...

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  • Webcasts // Oct 2009

    Applying The Law To Open Source Business Models

    Using and understanding intellectual legal rights can be an asset to engineers, says former Sun Microsystems CTO Greg Papadopoulos. In this clip, Papadopoulos explains the difference between patents, copyrights, and trademarks, and what each will allow for the inventor under the law. How they govern the laws of sharing intellectual...

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  • Webcasts // Oct 2009

    Fail Cheaply And Disrupt Thyself

    Failure is a very important part of the learning process in Silicon Valley, says Greg Papadopoulos, CTO of Sun Microsystems. And people should disrupt themselves frequently and as inexpensively as possible. An organization not on its game will allow an upstart to dislodge their market foothold more easily or for...

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  • Webcasts // Oct 2009

    The Benefits Of Open Source

    All of the smart people don't work for you. So how can an organization harness a broader intellect and get them to work on their projects? Keep your ideas free and accessible, and share them with anyone willing to participate. This kind of product innovation and reinvention creates community beyond...

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  • Podcasts // Oct 2009

    Responsible Engineering In The Modern Age

    Whereas the 20th century belonged to the scientist, the 21st century, says Sun Microsystems' CTO Greg Papadopoulos, is the domain of the engineer. Rather than secretly toiling away on new discoveries, modern engineers are concerned about social responsibility, renewable materials and product lifecycles, collaborative and open source discovery, and furthering...

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  • White Papers // Oct 2009

    Blueprint for Introducing Innovation Into the Wireless Networks We Use Every Day

    Few changes are occurred in the past couple of years in wireless industry: Handsets have become mobile computers running user-contributed applications on (potentially) open operating systems. It seems world is on an unstoppable path towards a more open ecosystem; one that has been previously closed and proprietary. The biggest winners...

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  • White Papers // Oct 2009

    Data Leakage Detection

    In a perfect world there would be no need to hand over sensitive data to agents that may unknowingly or maliciously leak it. And even if one had to hand over sensitive data, in a perfect world one could watermark each object so that one could trace its origins with...

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  • Webcasts // Oct 2009

    Career Traits For The Aspiring Venture Capitalist

    In addition to seeking staff diversity and team members with a vast list of personal contacts, Draper Fisher Jurvetson's partner Steve Jurvetson discusses at length the background necessary to break into a VC firm from the ground up. While most positions fill from personal contacts, many come from business schools...

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  • Webcasts // Oct 2009

    VC's Seeking Disruptive Markets

    In addition to the usual factors that attract a venture capitalist to a startup - passionate entrepreneurs, unique ideas, and a desire to change the world - Draper, Fisher, Jurvetson's Steve Jurvetson points out that many VC's are also seeking truly disruptive technologies. Startups exist and win, says Jurvetson, with...

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  • Podcasts // Oct 2009

    Innovation In A Disruptive Environment

    Steve Jurvetson, partner at Draper Fisher Jurvetson, offers perspective on the market opportunities in innovation and technology. Topics discussed include the necessity for utter market disruption, interdisciplinary solutions (particularly across the "Bio-nano" life sciences and engineering), and advice for those interested in working in the venture capital arena.

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  • White Papers // Oct 2009

    Co-Diffusion of Wireless Voice and Data Services: The Case of the Japanese Market

    Wireless telecommunications became over time a ubiquitous tool that not only sustains the increasing need for flexibility and efficiency, but also provides new ways to access and experience both utilitarian and hedonic information goods and services. This paper explores the parallel market evolution of the two main categories of wireless...

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  • White Papers // Oct 2009

    The Global Credit Crisis and China's Exchange Rate

    The case for stabilizing China's exchange rate against the dollar is strong. Before 2005 when the yuan/dollar rate was credibly fixed, it helped anchor China's domestic price level. But gradual RMB appreciation from July 2005 to July 2008 created a "One-way-bet" that disordered China's financial markets in two respects: no...

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  • White Papers // Oct 2009

    Insurance And Investment Within Family Networks

    The authors study how family networks affect informal insurance and investment. They use panel data from the randomized evaluation of PROGRESA in rural Mexico and the information on surnames of household heads and their spouses to identify extended families. Members of an extended family: share risk with each other but...

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  • White Papers // Oct 2009

    Eliminating Sales Quotas May Stimulate Profits

    Eliminating sales quotas boosts company profits says Professor Harikesh Nair. In one case, the new sales compensation plan without quotas resulted in a 9% improvement in overall revenues, which translates to about $1 million of incremental revenues per month. How do you pay your sales force in a way that...

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  • White Papers // Sep 2009

    Isolating JavaScript With Filters, Rewriting, and Wrappers

    The authors study methods that allow web sites to safely combine JavaScript from untrusted sources. If implemented properly, filters can prevent dangerous code from loading into the execution environment, while rewriting allows greater expressiveness by inserting run-time checks. Wrapping properties of the execution environment can prevent misuse without requiring changes...

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  • White Papers // Sep 2009

    A New Computation Model for Cluster Computing

    Implementations of map-reduce are being used to perform many operations on very large data. The authors explore alternative ways that a system could use the environment and capabilities of map-reduce implementations such as Hadoop, yet perform operations that are not identical to map-reduce. The centerpiece of this exploration is a...

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  • White Papers // Sep 2009

    Unifying Packet and Circuit Switched Networks

    There have been many attempts to unify the control and management of circuit and packet switched networks, but none have taken hold. This paper proposes a simple way to unify both types of network using OpenFlow. The basic idea is that a simple flow abstraction fits well with both types...

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  • Webcasts // Sep 2009

    Evangelizing For The Lean Startup (Entire Talk)

    Speaker, author, and entrepreneur Eric Ries shares rapid fire wisdom on building nimble, responsive, and efficient online software-based businesses. He also offers his wisdom on streamlining processes and progressing engineering systems, and puts forth front line insight into why some new ideas succeed where others have failed.

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  • Webcasts // Sep 2009

    The Five Whys

    Understand and question deeply the root causes - i.e. the "Human problems" - behind every technical mishap, else your startup will be hindered in its progress. So advises entrepreneur and author Eric Ries, who suggests a layered analysis of decisions and procedures behind every technical undertaking. Follow up these questions...

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  • Webcasts // Sep 2009

    The Lean Startup: Debunking Myths Of Entrepreneurship

    A startup is not a "Doll house" version of a larger enterprise. It's a human institution trying to start something new under extreme conditions of uncertainty, says author Eric Ries. It's not that some founders have better ideas than others, and this is what dictates success. What differentiates a successfully...

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  • Webcasts // Sep 2009

    Harnessing The Power Of Early Adopters

    After a very hi-profile startup failure, author Eric Ries and other co-founders launched a second startup product in just six months - with technically hazardous results. Rather than investing the resources necessary to craft quality software, they decided to switch tactics and release a buggy version quickly to determine if...

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  • Webcasts // Sep 2009

    Achieving Grandiose Failure

    After five years of product build-out and $40 million of capital, author Eric Ries shares his personal story of monumental startup failure. The important distinction that he draws is not that his company failed to execute. To the contrary, all went strictly to plan, hiring the best talent, releasing a...

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  • Webcasts // Sep 2009

    Building A Product Nobody Wants

    The largest source of waste in the startup, says author and entrepreneur Eric Ries, is building a product that no one will find useful. This is not a technical error, but rather a tactical one. Find out early if your product has merit by developing two teams in-house: One that...

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  • Podcasts // Sep 2009

    Evangelizing For The Lean Startup

    Speaker, author, and entrepreneur Eric Ries shares rapid fire wisdom on building nimble, responsive, and efficient online software-based businesses. He also offers his wisdom on streamlining processes and progressing engineering systems, and puts forth front line insight into why some new ideas succeed where others have failed.

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  • Webcasts // Sep 2010

    Recruiting And Resonating Passion

    You sell a part of yourself when you're recruiting truly passionate talent, says Hara CEO and Founder Amit Chatterjee. You also supercharge team members when you offer them the opportunity to put their fingerprints on your business. Recruiting must be a top priority - even for those on the engineering...

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  • Webcasts // Sep 2010

    Cutting The Chaff From The Team

    When you know that some players on your team are not a good fit, let them go quickly, says Hara CEO Amit Chatterjee. In his estimate, one-third of your employees will be passionate devotees, one-third will be willing to follow, and the remaining third will voice their discontent. Members of...

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  • Webcasts // Sep 2010

    Benefits Of Stealth Mode

    Hara CEO Amit Chatterjee sees the fertile breeding ground for his venture at the intersection of info-tech and green tech. Even with a solid idea and a unique concept, his company decided to quietly accept venture capital and gain market traction in stealth mode for the first 18 months. The...

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  • Webcasts // Sep 2010

    Key Points To Building Success

    Success is not limited to financial gain; it's more about lasting impact. Amit Chatterjee, CEO of Hara, offers sage advice for the aspiring entrepreneur. His list includes: 1) Building a culture that demands great tasks from great talent; 2) Only hire people that you can learn from; 3) Focus on...

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  • Webcasts // Oct 2010

    Leading A Young Team To Success

    It's better for a CEO to describe success than to prescribe the exact methods employees must use to achieve it. This is done, says Chegg CEO Dan Rosensweig, by establishing a company vision and sharing it often with employees. He advises to not think in terms of business models, but...

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  • Webcasts // Apr 2010

    Attracting A Motivated Team

    Miox CEO Carlos Perea was able to lure top talent to his venture by allowing the product to sell itself. He shares an anecdote about how his employee learned first-hand the power and impact of clean drinking water while on a trip to Honduras, and how this urged him to...

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  • Webcasts // Apr 2010

    Don't Lose Faith In Your Start-up

    Frazzled feelings and brick walls are frequently part of the trying path to start-up success. In this inspiring webcast from Miox CEO Carlos Perea, he shares in that frustration, and also shares an anecdote that rekindles his company's opportunity to save lives and improve living conditions worldwide. Perea urges other...

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  • Webcasts // Oct 2009

    Career Traits For The Aspiring Venture Capitalist

    In addition to seeking staff diversity and team members with a vast list of personal contacts, Draper Fisher Jurvetson's partner Steve Jurvetson discusses at length the background necessary to break into a VC firm from the ground up. While most positions fill from personal contacts, many come from business schools...

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  • Webcasts // Apr 2010

    Look For Opportunities To "Go Deep"

    Miles wide and a quarter-of-an-inch deep, recalls Tom Conrad, Pandora CTO, of the work experience that he had while working at Apple. Employees were expected to dabble in all areas, from engineering to product design. Conrad contrasts this with his experience at Berkeley Systems, where he had the opportunity to...

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  • Webcasts // Apr 2010

    Dwarfed By Metrics

    With over 50 million listeners, Pandora is easily one of the most popular online music vehicles. But as compared to the entire mass radio spectrum, Pandora remains a mere blip on the airwaves. CTO Tom Conrad states that a key strategy in remaining focused comes from the metrics enterprises choose...

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  • Webcasts // Apr 2010

    The Second Time's The Charm

    After initially turning down the opportunity to work for Pandora (formerly called Savage Beast), Tom Conrad, CTO, shares an anecdote about how following his passion led to tremendous personal and professional success. Though he eventually accepted the job with reservations, six weeks later it became the exact position he had...

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  • White Papers // Jan 2011

    Public Key Encryption With Keyword Search

    The authors study the problem of searching on data that is encrypted using a public key system. Consider user Bob who sends email to user Alice encrypted under Alice's public key. An email gateway wants to test whether the email contains the keyword "Urgent" so that it could route the...

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  • White Papers // Jun 2010

    Top 10 Elements Of Technology Entrepreneurship For High-Growth Innovation

    Technology entrepreneurship is a style of business leadership based on the process of identifying high-potential, technology-intensive business opportunities, gathering resources such as talent and cash, and managing rapid growth using principled, real-time decision-making skills. An attractive business opportunity consists of a great value proposition, technically feasible products, strong intellectual property,...

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  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    Distributed Wireless Network Utility Maximization

    The authors propose a distributed method of solution for the RRPWNUM problem to optimize the rate-reliability tradeoff in wireless networks with randomly time-varying channels. Distributed implementation of the proposed algorithm is based on the primal-dual decomposition of the problem and uses stochastic gradients to solve both the primal and dual...

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  • White Papers // Oct 2009

    The Factor K: Inferring Protocol Performance Using Inter-Link Reception Correlation

    This paper explores metrics that capture to what degree packet reception on different links is correlated. It shows that a widely used metric is a bad measure and presents normalized cross correlation index as a new metric. The authors call this new metric K (kappa). Measuring K sheds light on...

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  • White Papers // Jan 2011

    Pinpoint: Problem Determination in Large, Dynamic Internet Services

    Traditional problem determination techniques rely on static dependency models that are difficult to generate accurately in today's large, distributed, and dynamic application environments such as e-commerce systems. In this paper, the authors present a dynamic analysis methodology that automates problem determination in these environments by coarse-grained tagging of numerous real...

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  • White Papers // Jan 2011

    SiRiUS: Securing Remote Untrusted Storage

    This paper presents SiRiUS, a secure file system designed to be layered over insecure network and P2P file systems such as NFS, CIFS, OceanStore, and Yahoo! Briefcase. SiRiUS assumes the network storage is untrusted and provides its own read-write cryptographic access control for file level sharing. Key management and revocation...

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  • White Papers // May 2009

    Cross-Layer Energy and Delay Optimization in Small-Scale Sensor Networks

    The general joint design of the physical, MAC, and routing layers to minimize network energy consumption is complex and hard to solve. Heuristics to compute approximate solutions and high-complexity algorithms to compute exact solutions have been previously proposed. This paper focuses on synchronous small-scale networks with interference-free link scheduling and...

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  • White Papers // Nov 2009

    XCS: Cross Channel Scripting and Its Impact on Web Applications

    The authors study the security of embedded web servers used in consumer electronic devices, such as security cameras and photo frames, and for IT infrastructure, such as wireless access points and lights-out management systems. All the devices the authors examine turn out to be vulnerable to a variety of web...

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  • White Papers // Jan 2011

    Media-Aware Multi-User Rate Allocation Over Wireless Mesh Network

    When multiple video streams are transmitted in a wireless mesh network, each stream needs to adapt its rate to the time-varying traffic in the network. The authors propose a media-aware rate allocation algorithm that adjusts the video rate based on both video content and network congestion. This is combined with...

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  • White Papers // Feb 2010

    Tree Histogram Coding for Mobile Image Matching

    For mobile image matching applications, a mobile device captures a query image, extracts descriptive features, and transmits these features wirelessly to a server. The server recognizes the query image by comparing the extracted features to its database and returns information associated with the recognition result. For slow links, query feature...

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  • White Papers // Mar 2009

    Dynamic Resource Modeling for Heterogeneous Wireless Networks

    High variability of access resources in heterogenous wireless networks and limited computing power and battery life of mobile computing devices such as smartphones call for novel approaches to satisfy the quality-of-service requirements of emerging wireless services and applications. Towards this end, the authors first investigate a Markov-based stochastic scheme for...

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  • White Papers // Jul 2010

    Building Book Inventories Using Smartphones

    Manual generation of a book inventory is time-consuming and tedious, while deployment of barcode and radio-frequency identification (RFID) management systems is costly and affordable only to large institutions. In this paper, the authors design and implement a mobile book recognition system for conveniently generating an inventory of books by snapping...

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  • White Papers // Jul 2010

    Low-Cost Asset Tracking Using Location-Aware Camera Phones

    Maintaining an accurate and up-to-date inventory of one's assets is a labor-intensive, tedious, and costly operation. To ease this difficult but important task, the authors design and implement a mobile asset tracking system for automatically generating an inventory by snapping photos of the assets with a smartphone. Since smartphones are...

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  • White Papers // Jun 2010

    The Case for Ubiquitous Transport-Level Encryption

    Today, Internet traffic is encrypted only when deemed necessary. Yet modern CPUs could feasibly encrypt most traffic. Moreover, the cost of doing so will only drop over time. TCP-Crypt is a TCP extension designed to make end-to-end encryption of TCP traffic the default, not the exception. To facilitate adoption TCP-Crypt...

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  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    InvisiType: Object-Oriented Security Policies

    Many modern software platforms today, including browsers, middleware server architectures, cell phone operating systems, web application engines, support third-party software extensions. This paper proposes InvisiType, an object-oriented approach that enables platform developers to efficiently enforce fine-grained safety checks on third-party extensions without requiring their cooperation. This allows people to harness...

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  • White Papers // Feb 2009

    Automatic Dimension Inference and Checking for Object-Oriented Programs

    This paper introduces UniFi, a tool that attempts to automatically detect dimension errors in Java programs. UniFi infers dimensional relationships across primitive type and string variables in a program, using an inter-procedural, context-sensitive analysis. It then monitors these dimensional relationships as the program evolves, flagging inconsistencies that may be errors....

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  • White Papers // Aug 2010

    Political Economy Of The Financial Crises In Japan & The United States

    Currently, the United States is suffering from a financial crisis. Japan also struggled with a financial crisis from the late 1990's to the early 2000's. What implications can be drawn from these crisis experiences of the two largest economies in the world? This paper examines, from the viewpoint of political...

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  • Case Studies // Aug 2009

    Performance of XML-Based Applications: A Case-Study

    One of the most challenging situations that High Wire has faced as an organization is educating everyone within the organization. Their developers have always demanded better documentation and clearer explanation of how the new systems work. Keeping this in mind, in 2006 High Wire was wondering if implementing a radical...

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  • White Papers // May 2009

    Internet-in-a-Box: Emulating Datacenter Network Architectures Using FPGAs

    The Internet-in-a-Box datacenter network emulator is an FPGA-based tool for researchers to rapidly experiment with O (10,000) node datacenter network architectures. The basic approach to emulation involves constructing a model of the target architecture by composing simplified hardware models of key datacenter building blocks, including switches, routers, links, and servers....

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  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    A Modular Correctness Proof of IEEE 802.11i and SSL/TLS

    When networks are required to have mutual authentication between network access point and user devices, the IEEE 802.11i wireless networking protocol is often put to use. This authentication is usually provided before user connectivity and it comprises several parts such as an 802.1X authentication phase, allowing TLS over EAP, the...

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  • White Papers // Feb 2009

    Nemesis: Preventing Authentication & Access Control Vulnerabilities in Web Applications

    There is a new method to prevent attacks on authentication and access control bypass in web based applications. This method is called Nemesis. How Nemesis works is that it uses Dynamic Information Flow Tracking to identify whenever users that are application specific are being authenticated and then makes use of...

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  • White Papers // Apr 2009

    Delegation Vs. Control Of Component Procurement Under Asymmetric Cost Information & Price-Only Contracts

    A manufacturer must choose to delegate component procurement to her tier-1 supplier, or to control component procurement by contracting with both the tier-1 supplier and the tier-2 component supplier. Each supplier knows its own production cost, but the other firms have only limited information about that cost. If the firms...

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  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    Beating The Crowd At Picking Stocks

    Charles Lee's portfolio management style requires accounting for human biases to nudge prices closer to their real value. By now, the fallout from the epic financial crisis is both familiar and tangible: foreclosed mortgages, failed banks, lost jobs, recession. On the less tangible side, the meltdown also shook faith in...

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  • White Papers // May 2010

    Nonprofits Are Seen As Warm And For-Profits As Competent: Firm Stereotypes Matter

    Consumers use warmth and competence, two fundamental dimensions that govern social judgments of people, to form perceptions of firms. Three experiments showed that consumers perceive nonprofits as being warmer than for-profits but as less competent. Further, consumers are less willing to buy a product made by a nonprofit than a...

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  • White Papers // Oct 2009

    Eliminating Sales Quotas May Stimulate Profits

    Eliminating sales quotas boosts company profits says Professor Harikesh Nair. In one case, the new sales compensation plan without quotas resulted in a 9% improvement in overall revenues, which translates to about $1 million of incremental revenues per month. How do you pay your sales force in a way that...

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  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    Outsourcing May Hurt Fashion Manufacturers' Bottom Line

    Fast fashion-designing products that capture the latest consumer trends, and then spending extra money to get them to market quickly, can be well worth the extra expense, increasing profits exponentially, says Stanford Graduate School of Business Professor Robert Swinney, coauthor of a recent study. Most companies in the fashion industry...

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  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    Services Market Is Key To Open Source Software

    Open source software has become a major and fast-growing presence in the computer industry in recent years. Professor Tunay Tunca of Stanford Graduate School of Business and his co-authors argue that the key factor in whether to create open source software is the strength of the market for support, integration,...

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  • White Papers // Jun 2009

    Specializing Can Mean Bigger Sales

    Product creators whose offerings or expertise are more clearly associated with one or two product categories have better sales than those whose goods or professional identity span multiple categories, according to a recently-published study. The more focused producers throw off subtle hints that they know their stuff a little better,...

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  • White Papers // Sep 2009

    You Can't Buy It If You Don't Know It Exists

    Rock groups can lose as much as 40% of their potential sales because consumers don't know enough about them, says the Stanford Business School's Alan Sorensen. There are lots of crowded markets out there where lack of information skews sales. You won't see anything written about bands like the Foo...

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