EECS500 Fall 2017 Department Colloquium

Mark Allman
A Series of Short Stories By An Internet Empiricalist
White 411
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
September 19, 2017

Originally, the Internet was organized as a simple network core that connected complex devices together.  However, over time the simple network core has given way to a complex---and often
mysterious---fabric that provides connectivity in a variety of ways. In this talk we first illustrate the crucial role of measurement in the process of engineering the Internet.  We will then discuss a variety of (sometimes surprising) measurement results that show some of the ways in which the Internet's core is evolving.  In particular, we will discuss how the Internet is evolving in terms of issues such as performance, buffering, address usage and security.


Mark Allman is a senior scientist with the International Computer Science Institute (ICSI) and adjunct faculty in EECS at Case Western Reserve University.  His current research work is in the areas network measurement, security, transport protocols, congestion control and network architecture.  Prior to his appointment at ICSI, he conducted research on internetworking in satellite networks for BBN Technologies at NASA's Glenn Research Center.  His professional
activities include chairing and serving on a variety of conference steering and program committees, editorial boards and advisory groups.  He has also help numerous leadership roles within the Internet Engineering Task Force and Internet Research Task Force. He is a member of the ACM and holds B.S. and M.S. degrees in computer science from Ohio University.