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September 28, 2004

Computer Science Department Faculty, Students at First International Broadband Conference

Two faculty members and several doctoral students have leadership or presenter roles at the first First Annual International Conference on Broadband Networks in San Jose, Calif., Oct. 25-29, 2004.

The new conference focuses on broadband networking and covers the gamut of next generation networks with ultra-high bandwidth. It includes the Broadband Optical Networking Symposium and the Broadband Wireless Networking Symposium.

Bensong Chen, a doctoral student in N.C. State’s Department of Computer Science, received an NSF travel grant to support his travels to the conference, where he will present a paper on Traffic Grooming in Star Networks at the Optical Networking Symposium’s Workshop on Traffic Grooming. The paper is co-authored by N.C. State’s computer science faculty members Dr. Rudra Dutta, assistant professor, and Dr. George Rouskas, professor.

Rouskas is a member of the Optical Networking Symposium’s technical program committee, co-chair of its Workshop in Traffic Grooming of WDM Networks and chair of the Burst and Packet Switching session. Dutta is chair of the Dynamic Traffic Grooming session.

Other NC State computer science doctoral students who are presenters or co-authors of papers being presented at the conference include:

  • Shu Huange, Research Problems in Dynamic Traffic Grooming in Optical Networks, co-authored with Dutta.
  • Jing Teng, On Wavelength Assignment in Optical Burst Switched Network, co-authored with Rouskas.
  • Jing Teng, Fault Management with Fast Restoration for Optical Burst Switched Networks, with lead author Yufeng Xin and co-authors G. Karmous-Edwards and Dan Stevenson, with MCNC, RDI.
  • Ruhiyyih Mahalati and Dutta, Reconfiguration of Traffic Grooming Optical Networks.

The conference is co-sponsored by IEEE and the IEEE Communications Society in cooperation with Sigmobile, with student travel grants sponsored by NSF.

Chen earlier this year was recognized by NC State’s Graduate School as an Outstanding Teaching Assistant.

- Anna Rzewnicki

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