Towards the Internets of the Future

Thursday, September 19, 2019, 11:00 am PDTiCal
11th floor large conference room (1135)
This event is open to the public.
Dr. Katia Obraczka, UC Santa Cruz
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The Internet has revolutionized the way we work, play, learn, shop, move, etc. Still, the Internet revolution is likely to continue, especially given wireless communication technology advances (e.g., 5G, D2D, etc), as well as the availability of smaller devices with increasing computation and storage capabilities. This talk will examine some of the main challenges posed by future internets and will describe some research projects motivated by these challenges that are being conducted at the University of California Santa Cruz's Internetworking Research Group (i-NRG).

Bio: Katia Obraczka is Professor of Computer Science and Engineering at UC Santa Cruz. She has served as the Computer Engineering Graduate Director since 2009. Before joining UCSC, she was a research Scientist at USC’s Information Sciences Institute (ISI) and had a research faculty appointment at USC's Computer Science Department. Prof. Obraczka's research interests span the areas of computer networks, distributed systems, and Internet information systems. Her lab, the Internetwork Research Group (i-NRG) at UCSC, conducts research on designing and developing protocol architectures motivated by the internets of the future including wireless networks, IoT, sensor networks, and disruption-tolerant networks. She has been a PI and a co-PI in a number of projects sponsored by government agencies (e.g., NSF, DARPA, NASA, ARO, DoE, AFOSR) as well as industry (e.g., Cisco, Google, Nokia). She is currently serving as Associate Editor for the IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing as well as ACM Letters in Computer Science. She is a Fellow of the IEEE.


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