Computer Science Seminar: Thomas Koch (Columbia University)
Speaker: Thomas Koch (Columbia University)
Title: Routing Our Way to Next-Generation Internet Services
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Is the Internet ready to support applications such as VR/AR? Maybe not. The Internet has solidified itself as a critical part of our lives, but it wasn’t designed with today’s modern use cases in mind. To run today’s global-scale applications, clouds and content providers such as Google, Meta, and Akamai have to contend with imperfect protocols to deliver highly performant, reliable services. This talk will discuss methods these large providers use to deliver these applications, and in particular how they route traffic to their global deployments. The talk will touch upon both modern-day routing methods, and emerging routing methods in more critical domains such as enterprise-cloud. The talk will then discuss future research directions that will prepare networks to deliver the next generation of services.
Thomas Koch is a final-year Electrical Engineering PhD candidate at Columbia University, studying in the systems and networking lab with Ethan Katz-Bassett. He received his bachelors and masters degrees in Electrical Engineering at Cooper Union. Koch is interested in how large networked applications that we use every day are delivered on the Internet, and what we can do to improve their performance. He is also interested in developing measurement methods that indirectly infer properties of the Internet.