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Sailesh Kumar: Spring 2009 CSE Colloquium Series | Michigan State University

Algorithms for High Speed Network Data Processing 

Spring 2009 CSE Colloquium Series

Dr. Sailesh Kumar

Cisco Research

Friday, February 27
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
3105 Engineering Building

Host: Alex Liu


Modern networks process and forward an increasingly large volume of traffic; the rate of growth of the traffic often outpaces the improvements in the processor, memory and software technology. In order for networking equipment to maintain an acceptable performance, there is a need for architectural enhancements and novel algorithms that can efficiently implement the various network features. In this talk, I will present a number of algorithms and data-structures for efficiently implementing various critical network features and achieving high speed packet processing.


Sailesh Kumar performs research activities in computer networks with the focus on developing high performance algorithms and architectures for content aware network services. He works at Cisco Research where he is responsible for developing new technologies in content networking both internally and in collaboration with academic universities. Sailesh earned his PhD (2004-2007) at Washington University under guidance of Prof. Jon Turner, and has co-authored a number of widely cited research papers. Before 2004, Sailesh worked at start-up Paxonet Communications (acquired by Conexant Systems), where he developed ASIC components for high speed telecom networks. Earlier, Sailesh received his Bachelor's of Technology degree from Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur in India.