Networked Systems Seminar

Seminar #3: Thursday, April 16th, 2009
DBH 6011, 2pm

Internet mapping: why wall street and main street should care

KC Claffy

About the Talk:

Government and private sector organizations charged with infrastructure protection have little situational awareness regarding global dynamics and operational threats on the Internet. CAIDA's Internet mapping project is shedding some light on the structure and dynamics of the current Internet, by providing the scientific, operational, and policymaking communities with a measurement infrastructure from which to launch vetted network research experiments or measurement surveys. Dr. Claffy will describe Archipelago, the platform underlying CAIDA's mapping infrastructure, and describe several ways Archipelago will be able to improve national security capabilities, inform communications policy, as well as ameliorate the current crisis in network science.


About the Speaker:

KC Claffy is founder and director of the Cooperative Association for Internet Data Analysis (CAIDA), based at the University of California's San Diego Supercomputer Center, and Adjunct Professor in the Computer Science and Engineering Department at UCSD. kc's research interests include measurement, analysis, and visualization of Internet workload, routing, topology and performance data. She seeks, through the collection and curation of strategic Internet data sets and freely available tools and analysis methodologies, to improve the scientific integrity of network research and to promote more informed engineering, business, and policy decisions regarding the Internet infrastructure.

If you would like to meet with the speaker, please contact Athina Markopoulou at athina-at-uci-dot-edu.