Jun 082017

Dear All,

You are cordially invited to the upcoming seminar with details below

Speaker: Prof. Steve Uhlig

Title: Network Measurements as a Hammer in Your Research Toolbox

In this talk, I will share my experience in building a research career, and the role network measurements of different types have played, including traffic traces, server logs, routing information, and DNS measurements. Despite network measurements (both active and passive) being my main hammer to perform research, building a successful research career requires going beyond measurements. Indeed, network measurements are useful for making observations about the Internet, feeding wider research questions, that in turn often ask for more measurements (of different types). For example, initial passive measurements at a strategic location (e.g., a large European IXP) has stimulated questions about the wider ecosystem, some of which can be answered through active measurements crafted to expose this ecosystem, e.g., by mapping the Netflix server infrastructure.

Steve Uhlig obtained a Ph.D. degree in Applied Sciences from the University of Louvain, Belgium, in 2004. From 2004 to 2006, he was a Postdoctoral Fellow of the Belgian National Fund for Scientific Research (F.N.R.S.). His thesis won the annual IBM Belgium/F.N.R.S. Computer Science Prize 2005. Between 2004 and 2006, he was a visiting scientist at Intel Research Cambridge, UK, and at the Applied Mathematics Department of University of Adelaide, Australia. Between 2006 and 2008, he was with Delft University of Technology, the Netherlands. Prior to joining Queen Mary University of London, he was a Senior Research Scientist with Technische Universität Berlin/Deutsche Telekom Laboratories, Berlin, Germany.Since January 2012, he is the Professor of Networks and Head of the Networks Research group at Queen Mary, University of London, UK. He was general chair for PAM 2007, general chair for ACM SIGCOMM 2015, PC chair for PAM 2017, and is currently general chair for IMC 2017. He is on the editorial board of IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking and Elsevier Computer Communications journal. His current research interests are focused on Internet measurements, software-defined networking, and content delivery.

For more details, please go to the link


Venue: Francis Bancroft 1.02.6

Time and Date: 2 to 3 PM, Wednesday, 14/06/17.

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