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  • CS Colloquium: Harsha V. Madhyastha (University of Michigan) - Inter-connecting society across space and time

    Fri, Mar 11, 2022 @ 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    Thomas Lord Department of Computer Science

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    Speaker: Harsha V. Madhyastha, University of Michigan

    Talk Title: Inter-connecting society across space and time

    Series: CS Colloquium

    Abstract: Thanks to the Internet and a range of services that have been developed to take advantage of it -- web, email, social media, instant messaging, etc. -- being in the same place at the same time is no longer a requirement for all of us to share information with each other. Instead, we are able to store our ideas, opinions, and observations on services which enable others to access this information later from anywhere in the world.

    In this talk, I will discuss my group/s work over the past several years to address some of the fundamental challenges faced by the providers of such global-scale services. I will provide examples of two broad research thrusts: 1) enabling cost-effective development and deployment of geo-distributed services, and 2) optimizing the availability and performance of client-service interactions. I will also briefly discuss my ongoing research in facilitating
    information exchange in domains such as web archival, federated learning, and 3D printing.

    This lecture satisfies requirements for CSCI 591: Research Colloquium

    Biography: Harsha V. Madhyastha is an Associate Professor in CSE at the University of Michigan. His research broadly spans the areas of distributed systems and
    networking. Two of his papers have received the IRTF\'s Applied Networking Research Prize, and he has also co-authored award papers at OSDI, NSDI, and IMC. He has received multiple Google Faculty Research awards, a NetApp Faculty Fellowship, a Facebook Faculty Award, and an NSF CAREER award.

    Host: Barath Raghavan

    Audiences: By invitation only.

    Contact: Assistant to CS chair


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