NC State University

Department of Computer Science Colloquia 2001-2002

Hosting a speaker from the
Triangle Computer Science Distinguished Lecturer Series

Date:   Monday, February 25, 2002
Time:   4:00 PM (talk) 3:00 PM (reception, Parks Shop Lounge)
Place:   Parks Shop, Studio 1, NCSU Historical Campus (click for courtesy parking request)

Speaker:  Lixia Zhang , Computer Science, University of California, Los Angeles

How to Scale

Abstract:   With its unprecedented growth over the last decade, the Internet today is arguably the largest cohesive system that has ever been built. In this talk I will share with you a few observations about the characteristics of large scale networks, as well as a few rules of thumb in designing network protocols for large scale systems.

Short Bio:   Lixia Zhang is a professor in computer science department at UCLA. She received her Ph.D. Degree in computer science from MIT. Her recent work includes Adaptive Web Caching (AWC), support for differentiated services, Internet Distance Map Service (IDMAPs), extremely large-scale sensor networking, infrastructure support for wireless mobile appliances, and fault tolerance in large-scale distributed networks. Zhang is currently serving on the Transport Area Directorate and IPv6 Directorate in IETF, and the vice chair of ACM SIGCOMM.

Host:   D. Reeves , Computer Science, NCSU

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