Making Today's Networks Smarter through Intelligent Scheduling

September 26, 2019
3:00 PM
Halligan 102
Speaker: Fahad Dogar, Tufts University
Host: Jeff Foster


Modern networked applications often have stringent performance requirements, which stress the simple TCP/IP service model of today’s Internet. At the Networking at Tufts (NAT) lab, we are exploring the design of "smarter" network services -- at different levels of the network stack -- to support a wide range of applications, including highly distributed applications that run inside the cloud (e.g., search, key-value stores, etc) as well as wide-area Internet applications, such as video conferencing, and emerging IoT and augmented reality applications. This talk will focus on various scheduling-based smarts that we have designed in the last few years to improve performance of cloud applications. We will also discuss opportunities in co-designing applications and these network smarts for emerging applications (e.g., distributed machine learning, augmented reality, etc).


Fahad Dogar is an assistant professor in the computer science department at Tufts. He is interested in networked systems, with a focus on cloud systems, future Internet architectures, and technologies for developing regions.