[Nrg-l] FW: CS Colloquium: Googling the Internet (and Beyond); Feb. 26 @ 2pm

Matta, Abraham I matta at cs.bu.edu
Thu Feb 26 11:23:11 EST 2009

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Computer Science Department Colloquium

Title: Googling the Internet (and Beyond)

Speaker: Prof. Aleksandar Kuzmanovic 
Speaker Affiliation: Northwestern University
Host: Prof. Ibrahim Matta

Date: Thu, 26 Feb 2009
Time: 2:00 - 3:00 PM
Location: 111 Cummington St, MCS 135


In this talk, accessible to everyone, I will present ongoing research
projects from the Northwestern Networks Group. In the first part of the
talk, I will explain why we still work on TCP congestion control
problems in the year 2009, and I will present our recent results which
question the need for the exponential backoff mechanism in TCP. Next, I
will talk about the vulnerability of large-scale DNS-driven streaming
networks to denial-of-service attacks. I will explain how it is possible
to 'jam' live streams in a large-scale streaming network by effectively
provoking resource bottlenecks at different levels of a multicast
hierarchy. In the second part of the talk, I will present our "Googling
the Internet" project and explain how you can use search engines to
accurately classify Internet endpoints. Finally, I will present our
initial efforts on designing and implementing an Internet-wide identity
validation system. 


Aleksandar Kuzmanovic is an Assistant Professor in the EECS Department
at Northwestern University. His research interests are in the area of
computer networking with emphasis on design, measurements, analysis,
denial-of-service resiliency, and prototype implementation of protocols
and algorithms for the Internet. He joined the Northwestern faculty in
2005 after receiving a Ph.D. in electrical and computer engineering from
Rice University, under the direction of Prof. Ed Knightly. He received
the NSF CAREER award in 2008.

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