Distinguished Lecture Seminar - Prof. Srinivasan Keshav - Paradoxes in Internet Architecture
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Paradoxes in Internet Architecture
The architectural elements of the Internet that led to its great success are now, paradoxically, the same elements that are the source of many of its severest problems. For example, the use of autonomous systems to geographically decouple topology and governance allowed rapid growth and scaling, but has made the network unmanageable, and unable to provide end-to-end quality of service. In this talk, I will examine this and other key design elements of Internet architecture, show how they’ve contributed to its success, and how they now severely constrain it. I will then use this framework to identify some key challenges that we need to address in the next decades of Internet research.
S. Keshav received a Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of California, Berkeley in 1991. He was subsequently a member of technical staff at Bell Labs and, from 1996 to 1999, an Associate Professor at Cornell. In 1999 he left academia to co-found Ensim Corporation and GreenBorder Technologies Inc. He has been at the University of Waterloo since 2003, holding a Canada Research Chair and subsequently the Cisco Chair in Smart Grid. He has won several awards including a Sloan Fellowship, the Sakrison Prize, two Test of Time awards from ACM SIGCOMM, and Best Paper awards at both ACM SIGCOMM and ACM MOBICOM. He is the author of two graduate textbooks on computer networking.