[NRG] Matteo Varvello (Tues 11:30AM): On In-Network and Protocol Innovation

John Byers byers at cs.bu.edu
Tue Jul 26 09:56:17 EDT 2016

Just a reminder of Matteo's talk today, in Hariri at 11:30, or immediately
following conclusion of Behzad's defense @ 10am.  Best,


On Saturday, July 23, 2016, John Byers <byers at cs.bu.edu> wrote:

> Hello everyone,
> Matteo Varvello will be presenting a summary of his recent work at
> Telefonica this upcoming Tuesday morning.  We plan to start right after
> Behzad Golshan's Ph.D. defense wraps up, at about 11:30AM, tentatively at
> the Hariri Institute conference room.  Please feel free to forward to your
> colleagues who may be interested in work in this area.  Best regards,
>     John
> ==========
> TITLE -- On In-Network and Protocol Innovation
> ABSTRACT -- The consolidation of server virtualization has ignited a wide
> adoption of virtualized network functions, where classic hardware-based
> network operations can now be supported by commodity servers in software.
> Commoditized network functions provide cost reduction along with higher
> flexibility and agility compared to their hardware counterpart. This trend,
> coupled with the recent advent of Software Defined Networking (SDN), has
> the potential to allow tremendous in-network and protocol innovation.
> In this talk I will cover several works contributing to the above vision,
> stretching from in-network up to protocol innovation. First, I will present
> how to build software switches, such as Open vSwitch, that can support even
> SDN functions with speed up to 40 Gbps. Next, I will overview few examples
> of in-network innovation realized via middleboxes and unencrypted traffic
> (HTTP). I will then discuss a new protocol to enable in-network
> functionalities on encrypted traffic (HTTPS) as well. I will conclude by
> presenting a large scale measurement study of HTTP/2, the last revision of
> HTTP, and its impact on how humans perceive the Web.
> BIO -- Matteo Varvello is a researcher at Telefonica Research and
> Development (Barcelona, Spain) since September 2014. Prior to this, he
> spent 4.5 years at Bell Labs in Holmdel (New Jersey, USA) as a Member of
> Technical Staff, from January 2010 until July 2014. From March 2006 until
> December 2009, he was a member of the research group of Technicolor (Paris,
> France). He holds a doctoral degree from the Computer Science Department of
> ParisTech, (France, December 2009). In 2006, he received the MS. in
> Networking Engineering from Polytechnic of Turin (Turin, Italy) and the
> Eurecom Institute (Sophia Antipolis, France). He has participated to the
> technical program committee of several international conferences, authored
> more than 30 peer reviewed papers with about 1,500 citations, and holds 16
> patents.
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