Distinguished Lecture by Prof. Hyong Kim-Carnegie Mellon University in Rwanda - Carnegie Mellon University

Distinguished Lecture: "Efficient and Dependable Network Control and Management
from Operational Perspective"

Hyong S. Kim
Drew D. Perkins Professor of ECE
Carnegie Mellon University
Pittsburgh, PA USA

Monday, 4 June 2012
10:00AM - 11:30AM
CMU-R, 4th Floor Telecom House

Abstract: Telecom industry is going through many changes. Limited growth in traditional telecom services is forcing many telecom operators to seek growth in data, video, and content services including cloud computing and storage. Provision of diverse network services requires a flexible network architecture and the most common choice of technology is based on IP (Internet Protocol). Recent popularity of smartphones is providing users with diverse modes of connectivity but it is also creating numerous incidents of congestion, traffic overload, and call drops. As network systems are being commoditized, the future key differentiator for telecom operators will be in the network management. The operational expenditure depends heavily on the cost of operating and maintaining the network infrastructure. In this talk, we will go over challenges in IP‐centric network management through a case study of several production networks, ranging from small enterprise networks to large ISP (Internet Service Provider) networks. We will also present an overview of our network control and management systems that are currently used in production networks.


Biography: Since 1990, Dr. Kim has been at Carnegie Mellon University where he is currently the Drew D. Perkins Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering. He received the B.Eng. (Honours) degree in electrical engineering from McGill University, and the M.A.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering from the University of Toronto. His primary research areas are advanced switching architectures, fault‐tolerant, reliable, and secure network architectures, and network management systems. His Tera ATM switch architecture developed at CMU has been licensed for commercialization. In 1995, Dr. Kim founded Scalable Networks, a Gigabit‐Ethernet switching startup. Scalable Networks was later acquired by FORE Systems in 1996. In 2000, Dr. Kim founded AcceLight Networks, an optical switching startup, and was CEO of AcceLight Networks until 2002. He is an author of over 100 published papers and holds over 10 patents in networking technologies. He has been working with major network service providers in US and Europe to improve their network operation. He was an editor for IEEE/ACM transactions on Networking from 1995‐2000 and was the recipient of the NSF Presidential Young Investigator Award in 1995. Dr. Kim is a member of the CMU‐R Academic Advisory Committee.