Stanford Cloud Workshop - 2016

The IAP Stanford Workshop on the Future of Cloud Computing will be conducted on Friday, October 28, 2016 on the Stanford campus in the Oak Room, Tresidder Union, 459 Lagunita Drive: 8:00AM–6PM (Badge Pick-up at 8:00AM – Advance Registration is Required)

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Admission is Free for undergraduate and graduate students, post-docs, and professors to attend this Workshop on emerging Cloud and IoT Technologies.

IAP Workshops feature a Technical Forum with a full day of in-depth technical presentations, with a student poster session conducted during the breaks and lunch.  Students in computer science, electrical and computer engineering, engineering, math, the physical and biosciences are welcome.

The Stanford graduate program in Computer Science was recently ranked #1 in the world by US News and World Report.

Comments from the 2013 Stanford Cloud Workshop

Bob Brennan, Senior Vice President at Samsung commented, "An IAP Workshop is a great conference to discuss disruptive technology trends.  The Workshop format provides a structured yet informal setting for give-and-take discussion, and it was wonderful to interact with so many academics and talented students. Samsung is delighted participate in IAP Workshops for their R&D value.”

Professor Christos Kozyrakis, Associate Professor of Electrical Engineering & Computer Science at Stanford University stated after his afternoon keynote, “We are at an exciting time in cloud computing, and also a challenging time for cloud technologies, as operators strive to meet increasing performance and cost-of-ownership demands. I was very pleased to see the broad industry participation at this Workshop from across the technology solution stack in hardware and software, as well as the enthusiastic participation from the other universities in addition to Stanford.”

Monique Morrow, CTO Services at Cisco, commented, “This was an excellent event! The caliber of the speakers at the Stanford Cloud Workshop was very impressive.  These Workshops are a terrific opportunity to network with leaders in the field and meet with many talented grad and undergrad students from leading universities.  I was really pleased to see the strong turnout and the energy of the students from Stanford, as well as from Berkeley and Carnegie Mellon.”

Professor Onur Mutlu, the Strecker Professor at Carnegie Mellon University stated, “This was a terrific workshop, a delight to participate along with so many academic and industry colleagues, and the many students from Stanford, Berkeley and, of course, Carnegie Mellon.  I view interactions with our industry colleagues like this as key to informing our research activities.”

What to Expect at the 2016 Stanford Cloud Workshop

Students can expect (1) a rich technical program of speakers and panelists from academia and industry, including fellow students, (2) multiple opportunities to network with technical managers and engineers  from companies that provide solutions for all aspects of the cloud, (3) the prospect to present your cloud related research project in a poster session and win Best Poster with $300 cash awards. For further glimpses of what you can expect on October 28th, please see the summaries of recent Workshops at Cornell, Berkeley, MIT, CMU in 2016.

Technical Forum: Hear informed perspectives on the technology needs to support the future data center, cloud and IoT solutions from professors and industry experts in hyperscale servers, memory and storage technologies, networking, edge computing, virtualization and orchestration software, and big data solutions.  Please check back here later for agenda updates.

Here is a sampling of what students said at our recent 2016 CMU workshop:

“The best seminar I attended in recent times...it covered topics in cloud computing, big data, wireless networks, software defined networking and storage, and it was great to know the latest trends of research in these fields. I would definitely like to have more such seminars at Carnegie Mellon in the future.” – Udit Gupta, grad student, CMU School of Computer Science

The workshop provides an excellent opportunity to get to know recent advances in both industry and academia. I also liked the poster session; it is a great chance to get insightful feedback from industry. Thanks for organizing such an excellent event."  – Tianlong Lu, grad student, CMU Electrical and Computer Engineering

Poster Session: The student poster session is for both undergraduate and graduate students to describe their cloud related research projects and findings.  Students may submit an abstract and compete for the $300 cash awards for Best Undergraduate and Best Graduate Poster.  Awards will be presented for Best Posters during the Reception in the late afternoon after the general sessions. Please indicate your interest to submit a poster abstract on your Workshop registration application (see the “Register Here” button below).


Stanford student Christina Delimitrou won the Best Poster Award at the 2013 Stanford Cloud Workshop for her poster entitled “Improving Resource-Efficiency in Cloud Computing”. Christina is joining the Electrical and Computer Engineering faculty at Cornell as an assistant professor in the Fall of 2016.

See summaries of recent Workshops at CMU, Berkeley, Cornell, and MIT, including quotes by attendees and photos of the poster winners

Workshop Organizers include Professor Christos Kozyrakis and Dr. Jim Ballingall, IAP Executive Director. IAP membership and attendance at IAP Workshops is free for university professors, staff and students.  Industry attendees must be IAP members or invited by the IAP.  Please see Membership for further information.

Seating is limited; apply for registration at the button below.