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Android Rich Notifications: How did that happen?

07 Feb
Friday, 02/07/2014 7:00am to 8:30am

Chris Wren

Computer Science Building, CS 150

MS/PhD Tech Talk and luncheon

Abstract: Jellybean introduced Rich Notifications to Android at Google I/O in 2012.  Rich Notifications place more information at the user's fingertips, and allow them to react to this information more quickly, and with less cognitive load. With over 50% of the Android devices running Jellybean or better, millions of people every day are enjoying rich notifications.  So how does an innovation like that happen? What were the design and technical challenges involved in launching this feature?  Come find out in this talk by Dr. Christopher R. Wren.

Bio: Chris has been at Google for five years, working on social networking before moving to Android in 2012. Rich Notification was his first project on Android.  Prior to Google, Chris worked in industrial research, founded a company, and spent a happy decade at the MIT Media Lab.  His Master's thesis work has been cited thousands of times. His research work earned awards in visualization and ubiquitous computing.  He was a regular fixture at SIGGRAPH in the 90's.  More recently he's worked the whole stack at Google: from javascript to analytics, from massive scale to mobile.

(by reservation only for CS MS/Ph.D. students -- room is currently at capacity)

Lunch will be provided.