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Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
Year Degree Awarded
Month Degree Awarded
Emery D. Berger
OS and Networks | Programming Languages and Compilers
The web browser is the most important application runtime today, encompassing all types of applications on practically every Internet-connected device. Browsers power complete office suites, media players, games, and augmented and virtual reality experiences, and they integrate with cameras, microphones, GPSes, and other sensors available on computing devices. Many apparently native mobile and desktop applications are secretly hybrid apps that contain a mix of native and browser code. History has shown that when new devices, sensors, and experiences appear on the market, the browser will evolve to support them.
Vilk, John, "Righting Web Development" (2018). Doctoral Dissertations. 1405.