[NRG] Talk by Kave Salamatian in NRG: April 10 at 11

Cody Doucette doucette at bu.edu
Mon Apr 10 09:36:44 EDT 2017


Note that this talk will take place in MCS 148 today. See you there!

Cody

On Apr 8, 2017 3:50 PM, "Crovella, Mark E" <crovella at bu.edu> wrote:

> Hi all,
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> This is a reminder that Kave Salamatian is visiting Monday, with a talk at
> 11.
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> Please let me know if you’d like to meet with him.
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> Leo/Ran: is it OK for me to forward a note on this to BUSEC?   Some of
> your students may be interested in this talk.
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> Mark
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> *From: *"Crovella, Mark E" <crovella at bu.edu>
> *Date: *Sunday, April 2, 2017 at 11:49 AM
> *To: *"Doucette, Cody, Joseph" <doucette at bu.edu>
> *Cc: *"Bestavros, Azer" <best at bu.edu>, John Byers <byers at cs.bu.edu>,
> "Matta, Abraham I" <matta at bu.edu>, Sharon Goldberg <goldbe at cs.bu.edu>,
> Leonid Reyzin <reyzin at cs.bu.edu>, "Canetti, Ran" <canetti at bu.edu>,
> Evimaria Terzi <evimaria at bu.edu>, "Tsourakakis, Charalampos" <
> ctsourak at bu.edu>, "Rastegarpanah, Bashir" <bashir at bu.edu>
> *Subject: *Talk by Kave Salamatian in NRG: April 10 at 11
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> Hi Cody and all:
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> On Monday April 10 we will host Kave Salamatian (Univ. Savoie) who is well
> known in the networking community for his interesting analyses of many
> aspects of the Internet, including security, privacy, topology and traffic.
>   He has also worked in information theory, network coding, and statistical
> inference.   He will present on “Scratching below the Surface of the
> Internet: the Penetration of US Trackers in China.”
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> Cody – can you arrange this as an NRG talk, and publicize?    Please let
> students know they are welcome to meet with him as well.
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> All -- please let me know if you would like some 1-1 time with Kave.
> Beside the work described below, Kave is currently working in areas
> including spectral graph analysis, network function virtualization, network
> economics (adwords), and TCAM optimization.   So I expect that there are
> interesting things to talk about with him for everyone!.
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> Also, if you would like to join us for lunch, please let me know.
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> Best,
> Mark
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> Scratching below the Surface of the Internet: the Penetration of US
> Trackers in China
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> Kave Salamatian, Univ. Savoie
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> https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=s718KIEAAAAJ&hl=en
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> Abstract- China has developed a strong industry of digital services. Local
> corporations such as Alibaba, Tencent or Baidu, dominate the national
> landscape, with a market share of more than 75% in most sectors. We show in
> this paper that surprisingly, the underlying trackers are mostly american
> even on Chinese services, which are hosting less than 20% of Chinese
> trackers. Although this peculiarity of the Chinese web had already been
> observed before, our results provide much more insights into the
> interdependencies of US and Chinese platforms. Our analysis is based on a
> large DNS trace, of 150 billion records, provided by a major ISP offering
> both mobile and landline ADSL in China. DNS is a critical component of the
> Internet architecture, on which all web based applications, that constitute
> the large majority of current Internet traffic, rely. After some delicate
> treatment of the data to correct the biais caused by the technology of DNS
> caches and Network Address Translation, we were able to obtain precise
> measures of Internet traffic, site audience, and tracker usage. The
> results, best shown in the dataviz bilevel partition of the Top 20 domains
> of China, are critical for the economy of the ad industry, privacy
> protection rules, as well as cyber security.
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