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  • PhD Defense - Brandon Schlinker

    Thu, Apr 22, 2021 @ 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

    Thomas Lord Department of Computer Science

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    PhD Candidate: Brandon Schlinker

    Ethan Katz-Bassett (Chair)
    Ramesh Govindan
    Bhaskar Krishnamachari

    Date: 4/22/2021
    Time: 10:30am

    Meeting ID: 994 9243 1358
    Passcode: 923154

    Title: Improving User Experience on Today's Internet via Innovation in Internet Routing

    In this dissertation, I examine how content distribution networks (CDNs) interconnect and route traffic on today's Internet, along with the opportunities and challenges that arise in this environment. By executing measurement studies and building control systems, I demonstrate that the flattening of the Internet gives way to solutions to longstanding Internet problems. In addition, I discuss how I democratized Internet routing research by building PEERING, a platform that enables researchers to execute experiments that interact with the Internet routing ecosystem. PEERING has been used by members of the Internet routing research community to execute over 40 experiments, many of which were previously considered infeasible. Through this work, I demonstrate that it is possible to build novel solutions to longstanding Internet routing problems and ultimately improve user experience by combining the rich interconnectivity of CDNs in today's flattened Internet with mechanisms to delegate BGP's decision process.

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Lizsl De Leon

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