TCE Guest Lecture: Internet: a Critical Infrastructure for Society

Speaker:
János Tapolcai (Budapest University of Technology and Economics)
Date:
Wednesday, 12.2.2014, 11:30
Place:
EE Meyer Building 861

The presentation provides an overview on some short and long term solutions in metro and backbone networks that can facilitate reaching the next level of reliability, which can enable the Internet to become an always operating and fast communication system for the society. In particular I am focusing on fast failure localization and restoration approaches in optical backbone networks, and on the failure recovery techniques at the IP layer. Furthermore, I introduce a future direction on IP router design which enables the compression of the routing tables.

Bio:
Janos Tapolcai received his M.Sc. ('00 in Technical Informatics), Ph.D. ('05 in Computer Science) degrees from Budapest University of Technology and Economics (BME), Budapest, and D.Sc. ('13 in Engineering Science) from Hungarian Academy of Sciences (MTA). Currently he is an Associate Professor at the High-Speed Networks Laboratory at the Department of Telecommunications and Media Informatics at BME. His research interests include applied mathematics, combinatorial optimization, optical networks and IP routing, addressing and survivability. He is an author of over 100 scientific publications, he is the recipient of the Google Faculty Award and Best Paper Award in ICC'06, in DRCN'11. He is a TPC member of leading conferences such as IEEE INFOCOM (2012 - 2014), and is a winner of Hungarian Academy of Sciences Momentum (Lendulet) Program.

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