The forces behind the changing Internet: IXPs, content delivery and virtualization

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T1.23, Turing Common Room, Turing, Wheatley Campus


Speaker: Steve Uhlig

With the recent deployment of data-centers across the Internet, more and more services are delivering content from Clouds and data centers. With the rise of various Internet exchange points (IXPs) around the world and hybrid content distribution infrastructures, it is very difficult to have a timely picture of the Internet ecosystem. Despite its importance, not much is known about the current state of the Internet. In this talk, we'll provide an update on recent and projected changes in the Internet landscape, and its consequences on its evolution. 

Bio: Steve Uhlig is the Professor of Networks and Head of the Networks Research group at Queen Mary University of London, UK. He obtained a Ph.D. degree in Applied Sciences from the University of Louvain, Belgium, in 2004. From 2004 to 2006, he was a Postdoctoral Fellow of the Belgian National Fund for Scientific Research (F.N.R.S.). He was awarded the annual IBM Belgium/F.N.R.S. Computer Science Prize 2005. Between 2004 and 2006, he was a visiting scientist at Intel Research Cambridge, UK, and at the Applied Mathematics Department of University of Adelaide, Australia. Between 2006 and 2008, he was with Delft University of Technology, the Netherlands. Prior to joining Queen Mary, he was a Senior Research Scientist with Technische Universität Berlin/Deutsche Telekom Laboratories, Berlin, Germany. He is on the editorial board of Computer Communications journal, and a guest professor at the Chinese Academy of Sciences (ICT) in Beijing. His research interests include on the large-scale behaviour of the Internet, especially through network measurements, as well as software-defined networking and content delivery.