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Prof. Anja Feldmann
The Internet: A fascinating (research) object
On 2017-04-27 16:00
Prague Computer Science Seminar:

The Internet is a hugely successful, human made artifact that has changed the
society fundamentally. We will survey the history and state of the art of the
Internet by pointing out a number of surprises in terms of our mental models of
the Internet that we have developed over the years. Next, we will focus on the
evolution of the Internet in terms of (a) managing services rather than
individual network components and (b) overcoming the architectural limitations
of the Internet.

In this context we will discuss methods for detecting Internet infrastructure
outages, for extending software-defined networking concepts to wireless
networking, and for achieving predictable performance in distributed systems. We
will end with an outlook on how we may evolve the Internet to tackle the future
challenges of ubiquitous data availability from sensors and devices everywhere.


Anja Feldmann is a full professor at the TU Berlin, Germany, since 2006. Her
research interests include Internet measurement, traffic engineering and traffic
characterization, network performance debugging, intrusion detection and network
architecture. She has published more than 60 papers and has served on more than
50 program committees, including as Co-Chair at ACM SIGCOMM, ACM IMC, and ACM
HotNets. From 2009 to 2013 she was the Dean of the Computer Science and
Electrical Engineering department of TU Berlin, Germany. From 2000 to 2006 she
headed the network architectures group first at Saarland University and then at
TU München. Before that she was a member of AT&T Labs - Research in Florham
Park, NJ. She received a M.S. degree from the University of Paderborn, and M.S.
and Ph.D. degrees from Carnegie Mellon University. She is a member of the German
Academy of Sciences Leopoldina, the BBAW, and the supervisory board of SAP SE.
She is a recipient of the Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Preis 2011 and the Berliner
Wissenschaftspreis 2011.
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