Advanced Networks Colloquium: Vasilis Maglaris, "Recent NETMODE Activities"
Monday, September 11, 2017
1146 AV Williams Building
Recent NETMODE Activities on Internet Research and Experimentation
Professor Vasilis Maglaris
Director of the Network Management & Optimal Design (NETMODE) Laboratory
School of Electrical & Computer Engineering
National Technical University of Athens (NTUA)
Colloquium: Monday, Sept. 11, 11:00 am, 1146 AV Williams
Roundtable discussion: Tuesday, Sept. 12, 11:00 am, 2168 AV Williams
The NETwork Management & Optimal DEsign Laboratory (NETMODE) is established within the School of Electrical & Electronic Engineering of the National Technical University of Athens (NTUA). NETMODE supports undergraduate and graduate teaching & research on Internet Technologies - Distributed Network/System Management, Future Internet Control & Management Plane Protocols & Architectures and e-Learning Multimedia Toolkits.
The lab facilities include an SDN/NFV Testbed with OpenFlow devices and SDN controllers, and a Wireless Testbed. Apart from its usage as proof of concept on novel networking protocols and architectures, it is hosting facilities of global emulation platforms, e.g. PlanetLab, Fed4FIRE, NOVI and FEDERICA.
The talk will briefly introduce recent research activities in the following topics:
• Federated e-Infrastructures (NOVI Concept of Data, Control & Management Stitching)
• Policy Based Resource Management (NFV model of Policy Orchestration)
• Anomaly Detection & Mitigation (Extending Remotely Triggered Black Hole – RTBH; Classification of Malicious Source IP Prefixes; Cooperative Schema for Multi-domain SDN Environments; Collaborative Schema for Exchanging Attack Data; Applying Emerging Tools for Network Security – Advanced Statistical Methods & Machine Learning)
• Multi-tenant Monitoring as VNF (Monitoring Architecture for Research in Internet Experimentation; Monitoring in SDN Multi-tenant Environments; Scalable Monitoring-as-a-Service; Application in a Federated Environment of the GÉANT Testbed Service; Monitoring Data Mining via the OmniDiscoCollector)
• Mobile Broadband Carrier Selection & Offloading by SDN-enabled User Equipment (Monitoring & Analysis for Radio Interface Selection via Open vSwitch Control functionality)
Vasilis Maglaris was born in Athens, Greece in 1952. He holds an Engineering Degree from the National Technical University of Athens – NTUA (Athens, Greece, 1974) and a Ph.D. degree from Columbia University (New York NY, USA, 1979). Between 1979 and 1981 he was with the Network Analysis Corporation (Great Neck NY, USA) working on electronic communications advanced projects. From 1981 to 1989 he was with the faculty of Electrical Engineering & Computer Science of Polytechnic University (Brooklyn NY, USA - now New York University TandonSchool of Engineering). In 1989 he joined the faculty of the School of Electrical & Computer Engineering at NTUA, teaching and performing research on Internet technologies.
Professor Maglaris established the Network Management & Optimal Design (NETMODE) Laboratory within the School of Electrical & Computer Engineering at NTUA; the laboratory supports undergraduate, graduate and post-doctoral teaching and research, co-financed by European Union and National projects. He authored more than 150 research papers, regularly delivers lectures on Internet advances and supervised 20 Doctoral theses in the USA and Greece.
In addition to his academic duties, he was responsible for the development of the NTUA Campus LAN and for the establishment of GRNET (the Greek National Research & Education Network - NREN), serving as its Chairman from 1998 to 2004.He was on the board of the Greek National Regulatory Authority on Telecommunications and Posts for two five-year terms (1995 – 2005) and an independent expert of the Greek Parliamentary Committee on Secure Communications (1996 – 2002).
From 1994 to 1996, he was the Executive Director of the National Hellenic Research Foundation (NHRF), a front research organization consisting of six Research Institutes, also hosting the Greek National Documentation Centre and operating the largest library of scientific periodicals in Greece.
From October 2004 to June 2012, he served as the Chairman of the National Research & Education Networks Policy Committee (NREN PC). The NREN PC was harmonizing policies amongst the 37 NRENs in the extended European Research Area; it was also responsible for the governance of GÉANT, the Future Internet initiative of the European Research & Academic community.
From July 2012 to June 2013, he served as the General Secretary for Research & Technology (GSRT), Greek Ministry of Education, on hold from his duties as NTUA Professor. During his tenure as GSRT he was responsible for setting and monitoring Research & Innovation policies of the Greek coalition Government within national and European Union (EU) frameworks. This included coordinated planning of University, Research Centre and Private Business R&D related to the EU Horizon 2020 Research & Innovation Programme and the Greek Structural Funds Initiative(National Strategic Reference Framework 2014-2020).