University of Hawaii

Electrical Engineering

High-Speed Networking for Scientific Applications

Date: 2013-01-15
Time: 11:00AM -- 1200 Noon
Location: Holmes 389
Speaker: Malathi Veeraraghavan University of Virginia


The volume of scientific data collected by instruments, experiments, and simulations executed on supercomputers is growing rapidly. Scientists need to move these large data sets from the sources where they are generated to their laboratories. In addition, scientific applications require remote instrument control, remote visualization, and remote computational steering. After providing background on the current state-of-the-art in high-performance networking to support these scientific applications, this talk describes three research projects ongoing at the University of Virginia. All three projects include statistical analysis of traffic measurements collected from applications and/or routers followed with engineering solutions to address specific problems, such as the development of a reliable multicast transport protocol for virtual circuits, and a hybrid network traffic engineering system that isolate high-rate bursty flows from other flows.


Malathi Veeraraghavan is a Professor in the Charles L. Brown Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering at the University of Virginia (UVa). She received her Ph.D. degree from Duke University, Durham, NC, in 1988, and worked in AT&T Bell Laboratories and Brooklyn Poly University before joining the University of Virginia in 2003. She holds twenty-nine patents, has over 90 publications, and has received five Best-paper awards. She is serving as a Symposium Co-Chair for the Next-Generation Networking Symposium of the IEEE ICC 2013, Budapest, Hungary. She served as the Technical Program Committee Chair for IEEE ICC 2002, and as Associate Editor for the IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking. She also served as Editor of IEEE ComSoc e-News and as an Associate Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Reliability.