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Distinguished Lecture Series

Frequency Analysis of Protocols

Dr. Craig Partridge
BBN Technologies

 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 September 11, 2001 . He has written over 25 journal and conference papers, and wrote the book Gigabit Networking (Addison-Wesley, 1994). A Fellow of the ACM and the IEEE, and a graduate of Woodrow Wilson High School in DC, Craig received his A.B., M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees from Harvard University.