Jim Kurose

Professor, University of Massachusetts Amherst

Friday December 5, 2014, 1:30-2:30pm, DBH 6011


Design and Analysis of Content Caching Networks


Interconnected networks of caches – whether at the network layer in content-centric networking or at the application layer in content distribution networks – are a common feature in several different network architectures. In this talk, we discuss several challenges in the design and analysis of cache networks. We begin with the challenge of opportunistically locating and storing cached content and then consider the problem of analyzing the performance of networks of interconnected caches. We describe both approximate (iterative, fixed-point) and bounding (using a cache network calculus) approaches. Throughout, we focus on open challenges.

Speaker Bio:

Jim Kurose is currently Distinguished Professor of Computer Science at the University of Massachusetts. Professor Kurose has been a Visiting Scientist at IBM Research, INRIA, Institut EURECOM , the University of Paris, and Technicolor Research Labs. He has previously served in a number of campus administrative roles including Chair of the Department of Computer Science, and Dean of the College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics. His research interests include network protocols and architecture, network measurement, cyber-physical systems, multimedia communication, and modeling and performance evaluation. Dr. Kurose has served as Editor-in-Chief of the IEEE Transactions on Communications and was the founding Editor-in-Chief of the IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking. He has served as Technical Program C-chair for IEEE Infocom, ACM SIGCOMM, ACM SIGMETRICS and the ACM Internet Measurement conference. He has won several conference best paper awards and received the ACM Sigcomm Test of Time Award and the IEEE Infocom Achievement Award. He has also received a number of awards for his educational activities, including the IEEE Taylor Booth Education Medal. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Computing Research Association, the NSF CISE advisory council, and the boards of several research institutes. He is a Fellow of the IEEE and the ACM. With Keith Ross, he is the co-author of the textbook, Computer Networking, a top down approach, now in its 6th edition.
In January 2015, Dr. Kurose will begin serving as Assistant Director of the US National Science Foundation, leading the Directorate of Computer and Information Science and Engineering.