Booz Allen Hamilton Colloquium in Electrical and Computer Engineering: "Resilient Networking"
Mpact Week Event: Booz Allen Hamilton Distinguished Colloquium in Electrical and Computer Engineering
Professor Ness Shroff
The Ohio State University
In this talk, I will overview some of the challenges faced in providing resilient networking. We will discuss resiliency from a variety of different points of view such as: (i) Failures in the network which could cause cascades (ii) Large-scale natural or human-caused disasters, which could result in large-toplogical changes; (iii) Communication impediments caused due to imperfect knowledge of the wireless channel; (iv) Presence of eavesdroppers in a hostile or civilian environment. In each case, we will identify some key challenges, and discuss possible solutions.
Ness Shroff received his Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering from Columbia University in 1994. He joined Purdue university immediately thereafter and became Full Professor of ECE in 2003 and director of CWSA in 2004, a university-wide center on wireless systems and applications. In July 2007, he joined The Ohio State University, where he holds the Ohio Eminent Scholar endowed chair professorship in Networking and Communications, in the departments of ECE and CSE. From 2009-2012, he served as a Guest Chaired professor of Wireless Communications at Tsinghua University, Beijing, China, and currently holds an honorary Guest professor at Shanghai Jiaotong University in China. His research interests span the areas of communication, social, and cyberphysical networks. Dr. Shroff is a Fellow of the IEEE and an NSF CAREER awardee. He has received numerous best paper awards for his research, e.g., at IEEE INFOCOM 2008, IEEE INFOCOM 2006, Journal of Communication and Networking 2005, Computer Networks 2003 (also one of his papers was a runner-up at IEEE INFOCOM 2005), and also student best paper awards (from all papers whose first author is a student) at IEEE WiOPT 2013, IEEE WiOPT 2012 and IEEE IWQoS 2006. He is recognized as a Thomson Reuters (ISI) Highly Cited Researcher and features in the Thomson Reuters Book on The World's Most Influential Scientific Minds in 2014. He received the IEEE INFOCOM achievement award in 2014 for seminal contributions to scheduling and resource allocation in wireless networks.