Advanced Networks Colloquium: Ananthram Swami, "Network Tomography"
Friday, April 29, 2016
1146 A V Williams Bldg
The Advanced Networks Colloquium
Senior Research Scientist for Network Science
US Army Research Laboratory
(Roundtable: 2:00 p.m. 1146 AV Williams)
Network tomography allows us to infer internal characteristics, such as node and link properties (delay, jitter, packet drop, status), from end-to-end measurements. This talk will describe our recent work on deterministic and stochastic approaches to inferring link metrics that may be Boolean, or additive across the path. The talk will cover minimal monitor placement, path construction, partial identifiability and optimal probe allocation.
Ananthram Swami is with the US Army Research Laboratory and is the Army's Senior Research Scientist (ST) for Network Science. Prior to joining ARL, he held positions with Unocal Corporation, USC, CS-3 and Malgudi Systems. He was a Statistical Consultant to the California Lottery, developed a Matlab-based toolbox for non-Gaussian signal processing. He has held visiting faculty positions at INP, Toulouse., and currently at Imperial College. He received the B.Tech. degree from IIT-Bombay; the M.S. degree from Rice University, and the Ph.D. degree from the University of Southern California (USC), all in Electrical Engineering. Swami's work is in the broad area of network science, with emphasis on wireless communication networks. He is an ARL Fellow and a Fellow of the IEEE.