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ACM/AITP Graduate PROFESSOR Award

April 28, 2014

I have received the Most Receptive Graduate Professor Outside the Classroom Award for 2013-2014, by the NCSU Chapter of ACM/AITP.

 

DIRECTOR OF GRADUATE PROGRAMS

January 1, 2014

As of January 1, 2014, I serve as Director of Graduate Programs (DGP) for the Department of Computer Science.

The Graduate Program of the Department of Computer Science and the DGP site.

 

IEEE ICNP 2014 In RALEIGH, NC

December 20, 2013

The IEEE International Conference on Network Protocols (IEEE ICNP 2014) will take place in Raleigh, NC, from October 21-24, 2014. I serve as General co-Chair along with Jasleen Kaur. Mohamed Gouda and Alex Liu serve as TPC Co-Chairs.

 

ICCCN 2013 A GREAT SUCCESS

July 30-August 2, 2013

ICCCN 2013 took place at the Sheraton Hotel and Resort, Nassau, The Bahamas, from July 30-August 2, 2013. I served as General Chair of the conference. Christian Poellabauer and Fan Zhai served as TPC Co-Chairs.

The conference booklet contains the mesages from the chairs, the TPC, and the conference and workshop program.

My affiliation with the ICCCN conference (I also served as TPC Co-Chair of the 2011 event) will continue as I will join the conference steering committee.

 

TeCIP Institute International Advisory Committee Member

July 12, 2013

I have been appointed to the International Advisory Committee of the TeCIP Institute of (Institute of Communication, Information and Perception Technologies) of Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna of Pisa, Italy, for 2013-2014.

TeCIP is a research Institute of the Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna, qualified by the Italian Ministry of University as a "Center of Excellence" that integrates research on information technology, communication and networking, and perceptual robotics. Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna is a public University with a focus in the field of applied sciebces. The International Advisory Committee will provide the Institute with expert advice on development matters and strategic actions in a multi-year perspective.

Hui Wang DEFENDS PHD DISSERTATION

April 30, 2013

PhD student Hui Wang, has successfully defended her dissertation, "Efficient Decomposition Techniques for Traffic Grooming Problems in Optical Networks." (pdf)

Following graduation, Hui will join Quantcast in San Fransisco, California.

 

INVITED SPEAKER AT ONDM 2013 CONFERENCE

April 16-19 , 2013

ONDM 2013, the Optical Network Design and Modeling Conference, took place in Brest, France, on April 16-9, 2013.

Invited presentation: "ChoiceNet: Network Innovation Through Choice" (pdf)

Regular presentation: "Link Selection Algorithms for Link-Based ILPs and Applications to RWA in Mesh Networks" (pdf)

 

ZEYU LIU DEFENDS PHD DISSERTATION

December 15, 2012

PhD student Zeyu Liu, has successfully defended his dissertation, "On Routing and Wavelength Assignment in WDM Networks." (pdf)

Zeyu received his diploma at the graduation ceremony on December 15, 2012. (graduation photo)

Zeyu has developed scalable optimization techniques for solving efficiently optical network design problems on network topologies of realistic size. His work was supported by a grant from the National Science Foundation.

Zeyu received a Certificate of Accomplishment in Teaching from the NC State Graduate School. As part of this program, Zeyu lectured extensively for my CSC 579 (Fall 2010) and CSC 401 (Spring 2011) courses. (program website)

Zeyu was also selected to present his research at the 6th Annual NC State Graduare Research Symposium and was honored in Recognition of Outstanding Research.

Zeyu will join IBM in Dallas, Texas, in January 2012.

 

IEEE GLOBECOM 2012

December 3-7, 2012

The IEEE GLOBECOM 2012 conference took place in Anaheim, California, on December 3-7, 2012.

As ONTC secretary, I also chaired the ONTC meeting (pdf)

 

INVITED SPEAKER AT ACP 2012 CONFERENCE

November 7-10 , 2012

ACP 2012, the Asia Communications and Photonics Conference and Exhibition, took place in Guangzhou, China, November 7-10, 2012.

Invited presentation: "Scalable Traffic Grooming in Optical Networks" (pdf)

I also served as a judge for the best student paper award for Subcommittee 4: Network Architectures, Management and Applications.

 

Carol Miller Graduate Lecturer Award

May 29, 2012

I have received the Carol Miller Graduate Lecturer Award for 2011-2012, by the NCSU Chapter of ACM/AITP.

 

OFC 2012

March 8, 2012

The OFC 2012 conference took place in Los Angeles on March 4-8, 2012.

I presented a tutorial on "Network Virtualization" (pdf)

I was recognized at the awards ceremony for becoming an IEEE fellow (photo1) (photo2)

As ONTC secretary, I also chaired the ONTC meeting (pdf)

 

IEEE FELLOW

December 8, 2011

I have been named IEEE Fellow with this citation:

for contributions in algorithms, protocols, and architectures of optical networks

The department has published a feature article to highlight this distinction.

The department has created also created a postcard to recognize this honor.

 

IEEE ONTC SecretaRy

December 6, 2011

I was elected Secretary of the IEEE Optical Networking Technical Committee (ONTC) at the ONTC meeting that took place at Houston, Texas, on December 6, 2011, during the IEEE Globecom conference.

 

RESEARCH SPOTLIGHT: FUTURE INTERNET DESIGN

November 8, 2011

NC State has issued a news release featuring our research on Future Internet design:

NC State Part Of Grant To Design Blueprint For Future Internet

A feature article also appeared in the Technician, the NC State student paper:

Re-twining the Future Internet

 

SPOTLIGHT ON OPTICS HIGHLIGHTS OUR RESEARCH

September 27, 2011

Our paper:

"Fast ILP Decompositions for Ring RWA" (pdf)

co-authored by Emre Yetginer, Zeyu Liu, and George Rouskas, and published in the July 2011 issue of JOCN, has been highlighted in the "Spotlight on Optics"; see the full summary.

"Spotlight on Optics" highlights articles from OSA journals. This is the first ever article from the JOCN journal to be highlighted.

 

NEW COLLABORATIVE NSF GRANT: Network INNOVATION THROUGH CHOICE

August 29, 2011

Our project on "Collaborative Research:Network Innovation Through Choice" has been funded by the National Science Foundation in the amount of $2.732M ($644K to NC State) for three years starting on September 15, 2011. This is a collaborative project among the University of Massachussets (Wolf and Nagurney), the University of Kentucky (Griffioen and Calvert), RENCI (Baldine), and NC State (Dutta, Rouskas).

Abstract:
Computer networks, in particular the Internet, represent essential infrastructure for business, government, military, and personal communication. Several recent trends in technology and network use have pushed the capabilities required of the Internet beyond what can be provided by the currently deployed infrastructure. To address these limitations, the network community has developed a variety of technologies to adapt the functionality of network protocols and services. A critical question that remains unanswered is how to integrate these technologies into an ecosystem that involves users, service providers, and developers in such a way that new ideas can be deployed and used in practice.

Market forces have had a drastic effect on the shape of services and applications at the edge of the network. Our research proposes a transformative shift in the design of networks that enables sustained innovation in the core of the network using economic principles. We believe that supporting choice is the key aspect of a network architecture that can adapt to emerging solutions for current and future challenges. Choice implies that users can select from alternatives that can be deployed dynamically into the network and reward those that address their needs. We use this interdependency between technological alternatives and economic incentives to create a competitive marketplace for innovative solutions that address current and future challenges in networking. Our proposed work describes fundamental research aimed at the design, development, and prototyping of aspects of a next-generation network architecture where such choices and competition drive innovation at all layers of the protocol stack.

The proposed network design is based on three tightly coupled principles. Our ChoiceNet system aims to (1) encourage alternatives to allow users to choose among a range of services, (2) let users vote with their wallet to reward superior and innovative services, (3) provides the mechanisms to stay informed on available alternatives and their performances. We propose a number of fundamental research problems that address the design of building blocks to provide alternatives in the network, the economic framework for incentives, the necessary monitoring and management components, and the prototyping, education, and outreach efforts. Overall, our work does not aim at reinventing technical solutions to networking problems, but at developing a comprehensive system where these solutions can be deployed and compete to allow the network to adapt to current and future challenges.

Intellectual Merit: Our project addresses one of the key problems in the current Internet – how to design a network that ensures long-term innovation inside the network core. The proposed research will provide solutions to fundamental questions on how to enable choice among different service alternatives, how to develop marketplace for incentive-based competition, and how to handle explicit control and management. The development of a prototype allows for realistic experimentation that includes community involvement and educational uses.

Broader Impact: Our project will contribute to enhancing the functionality and usability of the nextgeneration Internet, which will become an important piece of infrastructure. Our project also integrates research and education of graduate and undergraduate students at the participating organizations, where we will continue with our current involvement to integrate underrepresented minorities. Results from our work will be disseminated in the form of an open-source prototype and publications.

 

DEBUT IMPACT FACTOR FOR THE OSN JOURNAL

August 28, 2011

We are delighted to announce the first impact factor for the Optical Switching and Networking (OSN) Journal of an impressive 0.962 for 2010 (JCR® Thomson Reuters). There are 78 journals in the Telecommunications category, and OSN ranked 32nd, placing it in the second quartile. Considering the relatively small niche of optical networking that the Journal represents, this is a remarkable success. We owe our success to the quality of the published articles, the commitment of our Editorial Board and the skill of our reviewers. We are confident that our impact factor will continue to increase over the coming years.

The OSN Journal and the optical networking community also mourn the loss of Prof. Fabio Neri who served as co-Editor-in-Chief of the Journal since its inception. Fabio, a Professor at Politecnico of Torino, Italy, passed away in April 2011 at the young age of 53. The journal owes its success in large part to his dedication and tireless efforts over the last six years, and Fabio would have been happy to know about the impressive first impact factor that the Journal has received. Among all who knew Fabio professionally and personally, he will remain highly regarded for his work, generous service to the research community, and his sharp wit. His colleagues and friends will remember him as a brilliant, honest, direct, generous, and fun-loving person, who wanted to live his life to the fullest. Fabio will surely be missed.

You may submit your work to the OSN Journal.

Published issues and articles in press are available from ScienceDirect.

 

4th IEEE DistiNGUISHED LECTURER TOUR

August 15-17 , 2011

My fourth tour as an IEEE Distinguished Lecturer took place from August 15-17, 2011, in Sri Lanka, and was hosted by the Sri Lanka IEEE Comsoc chapter.

The first meeting took place on August 15, 2011, at the University of Colombo.

The second meeting took place on August 16, 2011, at the Univeristy of Moratuwa.

The first two meetings were held in Colombo, and the topic of my seminar was: "Power-Aware and Computationally Efficient Optical Network Design." (pdf)

The third seminar was held on August 17, 2011, as a Keynote presentation at the ICIIS conference in Kandy, Sri Lanka, organized by the Faculty of Engineering of the University of Peradeniya. The topic of my presentation was: "Perspectives on Future Internet Design." (pdf)

NEW NSF GRANT on Optical Network Design

August 1, 2011

Our project on "Computationally Scalable Optical Network Design" has been funded by the National Science Foundation in the amount of $430K for three years starting on August 1, 2011.

Abstract:
Optical networking forms the foundation of the global network infrastructure, hence the planning and design of optical networks is crucial to the operation and economics of the Internet and its ability to support critical and reliable communication services. This research project aims to increase greatly our ability to solve optimally a range of optical design problems. In particular, the project will develop compact formulations and solution approaches that can be applied efficiently to instances encountered in Internet-scale environments. The ultimate goal is to lower the barrier to entry in fully exploring the solution space and in implementing and deploying innovative designs. The solutions to be developed are "future-proof" with respect to advances in dense wavelength division multiplexing (DWDM) transmission technology, as the size of the corresponding problem formulations is independent of the number of wavelengths.

Specific outcomes include: (a) computationally efficient formulations for the routing and wavelength assignment (RWA) problem, a subproblem of many design problems; (b) scalable optimal solutions to a suite of network design problems (including traffic grooming, survivability, and impairment-aware routing) that can be applied to topologies encountered in practice; (c) investigation and characterization of limiting solutions and technology tradeoffs in the "large W" regime that is consistent with DWDM technology trends; (d) benchmarking of existing heuristics and development of new polynomial-time algorithms that leverage the structure of optimal solutions; and (e) a set of integrated community building, research collaboration, and technology transfer activities that engage a wide range of students, including underrepresented groups in computer science.

Broader Impact: The project will develop new capabilities for the design and operation of optical networks that form the backbone of the Internet infrastructure. The proposed framework with its emphasis on scaling optimal solutions to networks of realistic size will open new directions for network design by permitting extensive "what-if" analysis to explore the sensitivity of design decisions to forecast traffic demands, capital and operational cost assumptions, service price structures, etc. The research agenda has the potential enable a wide range of 21st century science, education, and commercial applications through the design of networks that are better optimized for user and application requirements and are less expensive to build and operate.

 

ICCCN 2011 A GREAT SUCCESS

July 31-August 4, 2011

ICCCN 2011 took place at the Sheraton Hotel and Resort, Maui, Hawaii, from July 31-August 4, 2011. I served as TPC co-chair of the conferemce, along with Xiaobo Zhou.

The event, which marked the 20th anniversary of one of the leading conferences in the networking field, was an outstanding success. The main conference received a record 452 paper submissions to twelve tracks. The TPC generated more than 1330 reviews, and a record 134 papers were accepted for an acceptance rate of 29.6%. Including workshop submissions, more than 600 papers were submitted (another record) and the event was attended by more than 350 registered participants (also a record).

The conference booklet containing the mesages from the chairs, the TPC, and the conference and workshop program.

 

RESEARCH SPOTLIGHT: OPTICAL RING NETWORK DESIGN

June 28 , 2011

 

NC State has issued a news release highlighting our research on optical ring network design:

Model Finds Optimal Fiber Optic Network Connections 10,000 Times More Quickly

This press release reports on the findings of our article "Fast Exact ILP Decompositions for Ring RWA" published in the July 2011 issue of the Journal of Optical Communications and Networking. (pdf)

Our work has also been featured in national and international media, including:

Physics Inventions -- Science Daily -- R&D Mag -- PhysOrg.com -- My Tech Voice -- Space Daily -- Silo Breaker -- First Science News -- OptoIQ -- Softpedia -- Science 'n' Technology Updates -- Lab Spaces -- Red Orbit -- EurekAlert -- Heavy Reading -- Light Reading

A feature article also appeared in the Technician, the NC State student paper:

Making the high-speed connection

3rd IEEE DistiNGUISHED LECTURER TOUR

May 10-12 , 2011

My third tour as an IEEE Distinguished Lecturer took place from May 10-12, 2011. The topic of my seminar was: "Power-Aware and Computationally Efficient Optical Network Design." (pdf)

The first meeting took place on May 10, 2011, hosted by the Huntsville, AL, IEEE Comsoc chapter, at the Lockheed Martin Corporation facility in Huntsville.

The second meeting took place on May 11, 2011, and was hosted by the Orlando, FL, IEEE Comsoc chapter.

The third meeting was held on May 12, 2011, at the Virtual Physics Lab of the University of West Indies at Mona, Jamaica, hosted by the local IEEE Comsoc chapter.

 

Zeyu Liu RECEIVES NCSU RESEARCH and Teaching Honors

April 20, 2011

PhD student Zeyu Liu has received a Certificate of Accomplishment in Teaching from the NC State Graduate School. As part of this program, Zeyu lectured extensively for my CSC 579 (Fall 2010) and CSC 401 (Spring 2011) courses. (program website)

Zeyu was also selected to present his research at the 6th Annual NC State Graduare Research Symposium and was honored in Recognition of Outstanding Research.

 

"Thank A TEACHER" HONOR

March 7, 2011

I have been recognized as part of the "Thank a Teacher" program, sponsored by the Office of Faculty Development, to allow students to thank professors who have gone beyond their standard teacher's role and made a positive impact on their lives.

One of my Spring 2010 students anonymously provided these comments to thank me for my efforts and positive impact as a teacher:

CSC 772 was the best course I took in my entire Masters program…You are very systematic and have a clear vision of your concepts which clearly shows in the way you structure your course and projects. There is no scope of ambiguity and I really appreciate that quality in you.

Your course was like a wholesome meal with all the needed ingredients – learning new concepts; projects in coding the research report and presentation. I thoroughly enjoyed it all. Plus, you are always willing to help and guide the students. Thank you for being such a great teacher!

(CSC news story)

 

BOOK ON NEXT GENERATION INTERNET

January 2011

Next Generation Internet Book

Next-Generation Internet: Architectures and Protocols, a new book co-edited by Byrav Ramamurthy, Krishna Sivalingam, and myself, published by Cambridge University Press is now available. (CSC news story)

You may order from Amazon.

 

INVITED SPEAKER AT IEEE ANTS 2010 SYMPOSIUM

December 17 , 2010

The 4th IEEE International Symposium on Advanced Networks and Telecommunications Systems (IEEE ANTS 2010) took place in Mumbai, India, on December 16-18, 2010.

Invited presentation: "Architectural Support for Internet Evolution and Innovation" (pdf)

 

IEEE GLOBECOM 2010: OUTSTANDING SERVICE AWARD

December 9 , 2010

The IEEE GLOBECOM 2010 conference took place in Miami, Florida, from December 6-10, 2010. I co-chaired the Optical Networks and Systems (ONS) Symposium with Filippo Cugini, Ahmed Kamal and Jun Zheng. (photo of the co-chairs at the Victory dinner)

The symposium received a total of 148 submissions, a new record in GLOBECOM/ICC history. The TPC did an outstanding job, generating 3.75 reviews per paper. Accepted papers were organized in 10 oral and 3 poster sessions which were well attended.

The ONS co-chairs received an Outstanding Service Award at the conference Victory dinner on December 9, 2010. (photo)

 

2ND IEEE DistiNGUISHED LECTURER TOUR

October 6-8 , 2010

My second tour as an IEEE Distinguished Lecturer took place from October 6-8, 2010, and coincided with IEEE day (October 7-8, 2010). The topic of my seminar was: "Architectural Support for Internet Evolution and Innovation." (pdf) (video)

The first meeting took place on October 6, 2010, and was hosted by the Orlando, FL, IEEE Comsoc chapter.

The second meeting was hosted by the Tampa, FL, IEEE Comsoc chapter, and it was held at the Verizon Facility in Temple Terrace, on October 7, 2010.

The third meeting was held on October 8, 2010, at the Business and Engineering Complex of the University of Alabama at Birmingham, hosted by the local IEEE Comsoc chapter and the UAB IEEE student branch. (photo1)

 

IEEE DistiNGUISHED LECTURER TOUR

August 10-12, 2010

My first tour as an IEEE Distinguished Lecturer took place from August 10-12, 2010. The topic of my seminar was: "Architectural Support for Internet Evolution and Innovation." (pdf)

The first meeting took place on August 10, 2010, at DRS Technologies in Gaithersburg, Maryland, hosted by the Washington, DC, IEEE Comsoc chapter. (photo1) (photo2)

The second meeting was hosted by the Baltimore, Maryland, IEEE Comsoc chapter, and it was held at the National Electronics Museum on August 11, 2010.

The third meeting was held on August 12, 2010, at the Middletown Public Library, Middletown, New Jersey, hosted by the NJ Coast IEEE Comsoc chapter.

Anjing Wang DEFENDS PHD DISSERTATION

August 9, 2010

PhD student Anjing Wang, has successfully defended his PHD dissertation, "The SILO Architecture: Exploring Future Internet Design." (pdf)

Anjing was one of the main architects of the SILO architecture, a meta-design framework within which the system design can change and evolve. He also led the deployment of SILO within the Integrated measurement framework (IMF) in GENI.

Anjing received a 2006 Outstanding Teaching Assistant award at NC State. He also served as an at-large officer of the Computer Science Graduate Student Association (CSC GSA) for two years, and was a representative of CSC GSA on the University GSA.

Anjing will join Ericsson, San Jose, CA, in August, 2010.

 

ICCCN 2011

July 29 , 2010

I am co-chairing (with Xiaobo Zhou) the 2011 International Conference on Computer Communication and Networks.

ICCCN 2011 marks the 20th anniversary of one of the leading conferences in the networking field. The conference will take place at the Sheraton Hotel and Resort, Maui, Hawaii, from August 1-4, 2011.

MOHAN IYER DEFENDS PHD DISSERTATION

June 25 , 2010

PhD student Mohan Iyer, has successfully defended his PHD dissertation, "Providing Bandwidth on Demand Services Using Optical Network Design and the SILO Network Architecture." (pdf)

The contribution of Mohan's research is twofold: it develops a hierarchical network design framework for interconnecting cloud infrastructure distributed over geographically diverse locations, and it introduces substantial extensions to the SILO architecture to provide applications with bandwidth-on-demand services.

Mohan received a 2006 Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award at NC State. He was a research intern for Cisco Systems in the summers of 2008 and 2007; he was an intern for Sun Microsystems in the summer of 2006.

Mohan will join Oracle, San Jose CA, in August, 2010.

 

KEYNOTE SPEAKER AT INFORMS Telecom 2010 Conference

May 8 , 2010

The 10th INFORMS Telecommunications Conference (INFORMS TELECOM 2010) took place in Montreal, Canada, in May 2008.

Keynote presentation: "RWA in WDM Rings: Efficient Exact Formulations Based on Maximal Independent Sets" (pdf)

 

LISONG XU PROMOTED TO ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR WITH TENURE

March 29 , 2010

Former PhD student Lisong Xu has been promoted to Associate Professor with tenure at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Lisong received a 2007 NSF CAREER Award for his work on "Stochastic TCP Friendliness."

 

IEEE GLOBECOM 2010: ONS SYMPOSIUM

February 1 , 2010

I am co-chairing the Optical Networks and Systems (ONS) Symposium at the IEEE GLOBECOM 2010 conference, to be held in Miami, Florida, from December 6-10, 2010.

The symposium received a total of 148 papers, which is a new record in GLOBECOM/ICC history.

 

Qian Lv DEFENDS PHD DISSERTATION

January 29, 2010

PhD student Qian Lv has successfully defended his PHD dissertation, "Economic Models for Tiered Network Services." (pdf)

The contribution of Qian's research is twofold: it introduces a theoretical framework for reasoning about and pricing Internet tiered services, and presents a practical toolset for network providers to develop customized menus of service offerings.

 

IEEE DISTINGUISHED LECTURER

January 20 , 2010

I have been named an IEEE Distinguished Lecturer for 2010-2011 by the the IEEE Communications Society (ComSoc). If your IEEE chapter is interested in a tour, you may contact me directly for a list of lecture topics. (CSC news story)

 

GENI PROJECT: TOOLS FOR CROSS-LAYER EXPERIMENTATION

january 18 , 2010

This project will (1) develop and integrate the GENI Integrated Measurement Framework (IMF) for optical communication substrates into the ORCA control framework,(2) integrate the FIND SILO framework into the ORCA control framework, and (3) integrate IMF and SILO with each other, to enable cross-layer experimentation involving the physical layer of an optical network. Initial development will be in the Breakable Experimental Network (BEN), a regional optical network located in North Carolina. This is a collaborative project with RENCI and Columbia University and will run from October 1, 2009 - September 30, 2012. (CSC news story)

Invited SPEAKER AT ACP 2009 CONFERENCE

November 2-6 , 2009

ACP 2009, the Asia Communications and Photonics Conference and Exhibition, took place in Shanghai, China, November 2-6, 2009. (photo)

Invited presentation: "Dynamic Optical Networking via Overlay Control of Static Lightpaths" (pdf)

I also served as a judge for the best student paper award for Subcommittee 4: Network Architectures, Management and Applications.

On November 4, I visited Shanghai Jiao Tong University as a guest of Prof. Xinbing Wang. Invited presentation: "Architectural Support for Internet Evolution and Innovation" (pdf)

 

KEYNOTE SPEAKER AT NGI 2009 CONFERENCE

July 1-3 , 2009

NGI 2009, the fifth conference on Next Generation Internet organized by the Network of Excellence Euro-NF, took place in Aveiro, Portugal, on July 1-3, 2009.

Keynote presentation: "Net SILOS: A Network Architecture for Advanced Cross-Layer Experimentation" (pdf)

 

Zyad Dwekat DEFENDS PHD DISSERTATION

June 2 , 2009

PhD student Zyad Dwekat has successfully defended his PHD dissertation, "Practical Fair Queueing Schedulers: Simplification Through Quantization." (pdf) (graduation photo)

The contribution of Zyad's research is a suite of efficient and worst-case fair packet scheduling algorithms for routers.

Zyad is a Network Engineer with Sprint-Nextel.

 

BOOK ON Internet Tiered Services

April 13, 2009

Internet Services Book

Internet Tiered Services: Theory, Economics, and Quality of Service, my new book published by Springer, is now available.

You may order from Amazon.

 

INVITED SPEAKER AT ONDM 2009 CONFERENCE

February 18-20, 2009

ONDM 2009, a major European conference focusing on optical networking, took place in Braunschweig, Germany, in February 2009.

Invited talk: "ERONs: Dynamic Optical Networking via Overlay Control of Static Lightpaths" (pdf)

 

CLARIS CASTILLO RECEIVES NCSU HONORS FOR PhD DISSERTATION

September25, 2008

Former PhD student Claris Castillo has received a College of Engineering 2008 Award for her dissertation, "On the Design of Efficient Resource Allocation Mechanisms for Grids." (pdf) (CSC news story)

Claris' dissertation was also selected as the NCSU nominee to the Council of Graduate Schools (CGS) Dissertation award.

Since July 2008, Claris has been a Research Staff member at the IBM T.J. Watson Research Center.

 

Distinguished Invited SPEAKER AT IEEE ICCCN CONFERENCE

August 4, 2008

The 17th IEEE ICCCN Conference (ICCCN 2008) took place in Saint Thomas, US Virgin Islands, in August 2008.

Invited presentation: "Net SILOs: Generalizing the Layered Network Architecture" (pdf)

 

BOOK ON TRAFFIC GROOMING

July 30, 2008

Traffic Grooming Book

Traffic Grooming for Optical Networks: Foundations, Techniques and Frontiers, a new book co-edited by Rudra Dutta, Ahmed Kamal, and myself, published by Springer is now available.

You may order from Amazon.

 

SHRIKRISHNA KHARE DEFENDS MS THESIS

May 14 , 2008

MS student Shrikrishna Khare has successfully defended his MS thesis, titled "Testbed Implementation and Performance Evaluation of the Tiered Service Fair Queueing (TSFQ) Packet Scheduling Discipline." (pdf)

For his thesis, Shrikrishna developed a Linux kernel implementation of both the WF2Q service discipline and a new, scalable, discipline, Tiered Service Fair Queueing (TSFQ). This work was funded by the NSF NeTS program.

In June 2008, Shrikrishna will join Sun Microsystems in San Jose, California.

 

KEYNOTE SPEAKER AT OON 2008 WORKSHOP

May 8 , 2008

The 5th Workshop on Optimization of Optical Networks (OON 2008) took place in Montreal, Canada, in May 2008.

Keynote presentation: "Hierarchical Traffic Grooming for Multi-Granular Optical Networks" (pdf)

 

CLARIS CASTILLO DEFENDS PHD DISSERTATION

April 28, 2008

PhD student Claris Castillo has successfully defended her PHD dissertation, "On the Design of Efficient Resource Allocation Mechanisms for Grids." (pdf)

The contribution of Claris' research is a suite of efficient scheduling algorithms for advance reservation and co-allocation of compute, storage, and network resources.

In July 2008, Claris will join the IBM T.J. Watson Center as a Research Staff member.

Claris was named a finalist for the Google 2007 Anita Borg Scholarship for Women in Computer Science. She also received a 2006 Outstanding Teaching Assistant award at NC State.

Claris was a co-op for Cisco Systems during the Fall 2007 semester, a research intern at IBM T.J. Watson Research Center during the summer of 2007, and a research intern for Intel in the summer of 2006.

 

DARPA PROJECT: EDGE-RECONFIGURABLE OPTICAL NETWORKS

April 7, 2008

Edge-reconfigurable optical networks (ERONs) bridge the gap between the current practice of setting up expensive, dedicated, and static lightpath connections, and the need of high-end distributed applications for inexpensive access to dynamically switched end-to-end lightpaths. The objective of this project is to investigate the potential of ERON architectures to enable the sharing of expensive high bandwidth network resources among multiple users and applications that require occasional yet scheduled access to these resources. (CSC news story)

 

MANOJ VELLALA DEFENDS MS THESIS

March 19, 2008

MS student Manoj Vellala has successfully defended his MS thesis, titled "Stack Composition for SILO Architecture." (pdf)

For his thesis, Manoj developed an ontology of networking services as well as a suite of algorithms for composing these services into per-flow stacks called "silos." This work was funded by the NSF FIND program.

After the end of the semester, Manoj will join Cisco Systems in San Jose, California.

 

INVITED SPEAKER AT ONDM 2008 CONFERENCE

March 12-14, 2008

ONDM 2008, a major European conference focusing on optical networking, took place in Vilanova i la Geltru, Spain, in March 2008.

Invited talk: "Net SILOs: An Architecture to Enable Software Defined Optics" (pdf)

Panel discussion: "Is Multilayer Optical Networking Feasible?" (pdf)

 

IEEE BROADNETS 2007 CONFERENCE

September 10-13 , 2007

The IEEE Broadnets 2007 conference and the 2007 OBS workshop were held with great success in the RTP area from September 10-13, 2007.

We are looking forward to next year's event which will be held in London, UK.

 

2007 IBM FACULTY AWARD

August 17 , 2007

Michael Young and I have been selected to receive a 2007 IBM Faculty Award. IBM Faculty Awards recognize outstanding faculty achievement. IBM is a valued Super ePartner with the department. (CSC news story)

 

NSF CPATH-CB Project: COMPUTING ACROSS CURRICULA

July 12 , 2007

Our Computing Across Curricula project is funded by a grant from the NSF CPATH-CB program.

The primary focus of this project is to streamline pathways through which students receive an education that equips them with the computing tools necessary for them to serve as future computing leaders of society. Ultimately, the proposed activities are designed to make the computing education more relevant to the ever-changing needs of the computing workforce in the United States. (CSC news story)

For up-to-date information on events and activities please refer to the project website.

 

RUDRA DUTTA PROMOTED TO ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR WITH TENURE

July 1 , 2007

Former PhD student and colleague Rudra Dutta has been promoted to Associate Professor with tenure effective July 1, 2007.

 

 

LISONG XU RECEIVES NSF CAREER AWARD

February 15 , 2007

Former PhD student Lisong Xu received a 2007 NSF CAREER Award for his work on "Stochastic TCP Friendliness."

New COURSE ON "Survivable networks"

January 10, 2007

A Microsoft Research Trustworthy Computing Curricculum award supported the development of a new course, CSC/ECE 791b - Survivable Networks, in Spring 2007.

NET silos PRoject

September 15, 2006

Our Net Silos project is funded by a grant from the NSF Future Internet Design (FIND) program.

A paper describing the Net Silos architectural framework appeared in IEEE ICC 2007, and another paper outlining the software architecture will appear in IEEE ICCCN 2007.

Nikhil baradwaj receives nC STATE ms thesis award

August 3, 2006

Former MS student Nikhil Baradwaj has been selected by the NC State Graduate School as the recipient of the 2006 Nancy G. Pollock MS Thesis Award.

Nikhil's Thesis was on "Traffic Quantization and Its Applications to QoS Routing". Two papers from his thesis will appear in IEEE INFOCOM 2007 and IEEE ICC 2007.

Nikhil is currently with MicroStrategy, McLean, Virginia.