ceClub: Optimizing Traffic Engineering on the Internet

Speaker:
Michael Schapira (The Hebrew University of Jerusalem)
Date:
Wednesday, 1.5.2013, 11:30
Place:
EE Meyer Building 861

New types of applications and services (from video streaming to cloud computing) are placing tremendous demands on today's networks. To tackle this challenge, network operators do traffic engineering (TE), i.e., tune routing-protocol parameters so as to use network resources efficiently. I will present recent (algorithmic and experimental) results regarding today's prevalent TE technique (ECMP routing) and also novel frameworks for TE (e.g., for TE with migration). I will discuss interesting implications of these results (for data center networks, ISP networks, and more).

Joint work with Eric Keller and Jennifer Rexford (2012), with Avinatan Hassidim and Haim Kaplan (2013), and with Marco Chiesa (2013)

Bio: Dr. Michael Schapira is a Senior Lecturer (Assistant Professor) at the School of Computer Science and Engineering, the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

His research draws ideas from theory (e.g., from algorithmics, distributed computing, and economics) to design and analyze (Inter)networking protocols (e.g., for routing, congestion control, and traffic engineering). Prior to joining the Hebrew University, Dr. Schapira worked at Google NYC, as part of the Infrastructure Networking Group. He was also a postdoctoral researcher at UC Berkeley, Yale University and Princeton University. Dr. Schapira holds a B.Sc. in Mathematics and Computer Science, a B.A. in Humanities, and a Ph.D. in Computer Science, all from the Hebrew University (awarded in 2004, 2004, and 2008, respectively). He is the recipient of the Allon Fellowship for Outstanding Young Researchers (2011).

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