Booz Allen Hamilton Colloquium: Kireeti Kompella. Juniper Networks
Friday, April 22, 2022
3:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m.
Jeong H. Kim Engineering Building, Room 1110
Speaker: Kireeti Kompella
Senior Vice President and Engineering CTO
Title: Intent to Experience and Back Again
This talk presents a practical approach to abstracting network operations. The proposed steps are: specify the customer requirements (intent); provide metrics that capture the experience; and use an "intent compiler" to generate device configurations to instantiate the intent and probes to measure the perceived experience. When experience does not match intent, find out why and make appropriate changes so that they line up.
Currently SVP and Engineering CTO at Juniper Networks, Kireeti was formerly CTO at Contrail Systems, and before that, CTO and Chief Architect of JunOS at Juniper Networks. Dr. Kompella has deep experience in Packet Transport, large-scale MPLS, VPNs, VPLS, and Layer 1 to Layer 3 networking. Kireeti participates in the IETF, as past chair of the CCAMP Working Group and as author of several RFCs. His responsibilities have evolved from a Network OS (Junos) to routing protocols to standards work; but now turns to network-wide considerations, including 5G networks. His focus currently is on Self-Driving Networks and the application of Machine Learning to achieve experience-first networks.
Prior to Juniper, Kireeti worked on file systems at NetApp (wafl), SGI (xfs/xlv), and ACSC (acquired by Veritas). Dr. Kompella received his BS EE and MS CS at IIT, Kanpur, and his PhD in Computer Science at USC, specializing in Number Theory and cryptography
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