Network Operations and Internet Security @ UChicago

SIGCOMM Demos in Barcelona

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The lab had a great showing at this year’s SIGCOMM 2009 conference in Barcelona, with three demonstrations:

  • Transit Portal: Bringing Connectivity to the Cloud.  Student: Valas Valancius
  • Securing Enterprise Networks with Traffic Tainting. Students: Anirudh Ramachandran, Yogesh Mundada, Mukarram bin Tariq
  • Network and End-System Support for Transparent Use of Multiple Paths. Student: Murtaza Motiwala.

Below is a photo of Yogesh Mundada giving the demo of our Pedigree system, which performs network-level enforcement of information-flow policies in an enterprise network.

Author: Nick Feamster

Nick Feamster is a professor in the Department of Computer Science at Princeton University. Before joining the faculty at Princeton, he was a professor in the School of Computer Science at Georgia Tech. He received his Ph.D. in Computer science from MIT in 2005, and his S.B. and M.Eng. degrees in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from MIT in 2000 and 2001, respectively. His research focuses on many aspects of computer networking and networked systems, including the design, measurement, and analysis of network routing protocols, network operations and security, and anonymous communication systems. In December 2008, he received the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE) for his contributions to cybersecurity, notably spam filtering. His honors include the Technology Review 35 "Top Young Innovators Under 35" award, a Sloan Research Fellowship, the NSF CAREER award, the IBM Faculty Fellowship, and award papers at SIGCOMM 2006 (network-level behavior of spammers), the NSDI 2005 conference (fault detection in router configuration), Usenix Security 2002 (circumventing web censorship using Infranet), and Usenix Security 2001 (web cookie analysis).

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