Internet Measurements: Bandwidth

Schedule: May 18, 2017 (Thursday) – 10:30am to 12pm.

Local: Salão Karajás.

Abstract: The Internet is made up of a large set of networks, each one under the control of a different administrator, with no central plan for how they connect to each other. If we encounter poor network performance, we need to make measurements to figure out what is going wrong. This tutorial will introduce methods to measure Internet bandwidth, or the data rates we can achieve over Internet paths. We will first define the different metrics of bandwidth and the most common methods to measure each metric. We will then focus on methods to measure residential Internet access bandwidth, a topic of high importance for home Internet users and regulators of the Internet market.

Presenter: Renata Teixeira is a senior researcher at Inria Paris. She received her Ph.D. degree in computer science from the University of California, San Diego, in 2005. During her Ph.D. studies, she worked on Internet routing at the AT&T Research. She was a researcher with the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS) at LIP6, UPMC Sorbonne Universites, Paris, France from 2006 to 2013. She was a visiting scholar at UC Berkeyley/ICSI in 2011. Her research interests are in measurement, analysis, and management of data networks. Renata is co-auhtor of the MOOC “Internet Measurements: A Hands-on Introduction”. Renata is vice-chair of ACM SIGCOMM. She was a member of the steering committee of the ACM Internet Measurement Conference and has been active in the program committees of ACM SIGCOMM, ACM IMC, ACM CoNEXT, IEEE INFOCOM, among others.






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