Network Operations and Internet Security @ UChicago

My Speed Test Mobile Performance Measurement Tool Released

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Abhishek Jain and Sachit Muckaden have developed MySpeedTest, which helps Android users better understand their network usage and performance. The application provides the following features:

  • Speed Test: Download and Upload throughput as well as ping durations can be measured.
  • Traffic Usage: Monitor network usage by Application. Helps you pinpoint which app is using up your data cap.
  • Wifi Availability: Search wifi connections around you and their strength.
  • Network and Device Info: Information about your device and cellular network.
  • Battery State: level, voltage and temperature.
Read more about the application and download it here.

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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