Ph.D. University of Texas at Austin, 1991, Computer Science
Next-generation computer network protocols and architectures; active networks; network security; formal methods.
Almost all of the department’s faculty and staff is now co-located for the first time in more than 100 years, thanks to the new, LEED-gold-certified Marksbury building.
Understanding and Improving Home Networking – sponsored by NSF. Most homes now include some kind of computer network with broadband connectivity to the Internet, and network-based services are becoming critical to modern life. Yet the technologies on which these services rely were never designed to be set up and maintained by laymen, and most people find them mysterious and confusing. This project, a collaboration with experts in human-computer interaction at Georgia Tech, is an attempt to gain understanding of how people think about their home networks and what problems they experience, and then to leverage that understanding to provide assistive tools for today’s network and guidance for the developers of the future Internet.