Nick Feamster presented a keynote talk on networking research revolutions, from packet switching to software-defined networking, at the CoNext conference in Santa Barbara. The talk included the following highlights:
- Normal science vs. revolutionary science
- Two important revolutions: packet switching, and control-data plane separation
- Methods for starting your own research revolution
The keynote talk was based on material that Feamster has designed for an “Intro to the Ph.D.” course he teaches a Georgia Tech.
Slides of the talk are available here.