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Making Smartphones Smarter

Columbia Engineering describes our work on smartphone virtualization: http://engineering.columbia.edu/making-smartphones-smarter

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New software virtualizes multiple Android instances on smartphone

Computerworld runs a story on a new virtualization technique developed at Columbia University being used by Cellrox to virtualize multiple Android instances on a smartphone. See the article at: http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9224647/MWC_New_software_virtualizes_multiple_Android_instances_on_smartphone

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Jeremy Andrus awarded Facebook Fellowship

After considering nearly 300 applications, Facebook has announced that Jeremy Andrus is one of the 12 2012-2013 Facebook Fellowship winners. For more information, see the Facebook press release.

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Andrus and Nieh receive SIGCSE 2012 Best Paper Award

Jeremy Andrus and Jason Nieh have received the Best Paper Award for their work on “Teaching Operating Systems Using Android,” which was accepted to the 43rd ACM Technical Symposium on Computer Science Education (SIGCSE 2012). The work was selected from a pool of 289 papers submitted to the conference.

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SAP Pilots Smartphone Technology Developed by Columbia Software Systems Lab Spin-off Cellrox

Cellrox’ BYOD Android solution addresses corporate IT needs in security, reducing operational costs and preserving employee privacy and native device performance. Cellrox, a leader in Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) mobile multi-persona solutions, announced today that SAP Labs Israel, part of SAP group, a global provider of enterprise application software, is piloting Cellrox’ BYOD solution, enabling both corporate and personal …

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The Register covers the KVM/ARM work

The British technology news website, The Register, discusses ARM virtualization and the work done by the “techies” at Columbia University. See the article at: http://www.theregister.co.uk/2011/11/30/xen_kvm_hypervisor_for_arm_chips/print.html

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Columbia team wins best paper award at SOSP

SOSP, a premier systems conference, single track, held once every two years, has given the best paper award to Cells: A Virtual Mobile Smartphone Architecture by Jeremy Andrus, Christoffer Dall, Alex Van’t Hof, Oren Laadan, Jason Nieh Smartphones are increasingly ubiquitous, and many users carry multiple phones to accommodate work, personal, and geographic mobility needs. The authors created Cells, a …

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Jason Nieh receives 2011 IBM Faculty Award

Jason Nieh has received a 2011 IBM Faculty Award. The IBM Faculty Award is a cash-only award given through a worldwide competitive program intended to recognize outstanding faculty and to promote innovative, collaborative research in disciplines of strategic interest to IBM.

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SOSP 2011 will feature 4 SSL Papers

This year’s SOSP will feature four papers from members of the Software Systems Laboratory:

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Junfeng Yang Awarded NSF Grant to Address Concurrency Errors

LOOM: a Language and System for Bypassing and Diagnosing Concurrency Errors. This project addresses programming challenges posed by the new trend in multicore computing. Multithreaded programs are difficult to write, test, and debug. They often contain numerous insidious concurrency errors, including data races, atomicity violations, and order violations, which we broadly define to be races. A good deal of prior …

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