Distinguished Lecture Series - February 2014-Silicon Valley Campus - Carnegie Mellon University

Distinguished Lecture Series - February 2014-Silicon Valley Campus - Carnegie Mellon University

Distinguished Lecture Series: February 2014


Ticky Thakkar

Dr. Shreekant (Ticky) Thakkar

Intel Corporation

Intel Fellow, Chief Systems Architect, Software and Services Group

Director, Mobile Systems Technologies


Wednesday, February 12, 1:30 pm


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Title: Pervasive Mobile Computing Vision

Pervasive Mobile Computing with smartphones and tablets is changing how we live, work and play. Embedded sensing in these devices and in wearable devices enables personalization and relevance, providing opportunities to modify our behaviors for a higher quality of life. The next phase of devices that are ingestible will further improve our ability to monitor people's health, releasing medicine at the right time in the correct required dose. However, all of these devices must work together to deliver the right information in an anticipatory and proactive way. This talk will focus on the problems that we have to solve to get there.

Speaker Bio:

Shreekant (Ticky) Thakkar is an Intel Fellow and Chief Systems Architect. He is the director of Mobile Systems Technologies within the Open Source Technology Center, in the Software and Services Group at Intel Corporation. In this role, Ticky drives hardware-based software differentiation on Intel’s Android platforms. One area of specific focus is maximizing the power and performance of our platforms.

In his previous role, he was the director of Mobile Systems Architecture in the Devices R&D group within the Mobile and Communication Group. He served as the lead systems architect for the Smartphone and Tablet Platforms, a strategic growth area for Intel. Ticky lead a team of 150 hardware and software architects including 26 Principal and Senior Principal Engineers driving Smartphone and Tablet platform architecture development running Android and Windows.

Ticky joined Intel in 1993 as the P6 Multiprocessor architect. He has held several architecture and engineering management positions at the company in the areas of multiprocessor, CPU, mobile computing, low power architecture, Smartphone and Tablet platforms. Previously, Ticky held positions with Sequent Computer Systems, the Oregon Graduate Institute and Metheus Corp. He holds over 70 patents and has published 29 technical papers.

Ticky is characterized as a visionary in the convergence of technologies. He combines a strong technical background with a predisposition to working with customers and in product groups to bring new thinking into desirable products. In this capacity he is strategic, collaborative, results-oriented, and tenacious. These qualities have given him a broad influence across the company and a key contributor to product and technology roadmaps. He also serves as a Mentor for technical people, managers and drives technical leadership development at Intel.