Frequency Analysis of Protocols
Talk: Friday, February 27, 2004
Talk: 10:00-11:30 a.m.
Location: Room 3105 Engineering Bldg.
Host: J. Shapiro
Abstract: In the past three years or so, a few different researchers have begun to use frequency analysis to try to understand features of data networks and their protocols. Their use of frequency techniques has varied widely, and in some cases, we've got evidence that frequency techniques work (in surprising ways) without a strong understanding of why they work. In this talk I try to survey the work that has been done to date, talk about apparent strengths and weaknesses of the various pieces of work, and talk about the interesting open questions that I believe this work raises.
Biography: Dr. Craig Partridge is a Chief Scientist at BBN Technologies and
works in the Internetwork Research Department. Craig
has worked on internetworking problems at BBN for twenty years. Notable bits of
work include designing how Internet email is routed, working with Phil Karn on TCP round-trip time estimation, and designing and
building the world's fastest router in the mid-1990s. Craig has been an active
member of ACM SIGCOMM and the IEEE Communications Society and chaired the
National Research Council committee on how the Internet functioned on