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Stanford University Networking Seminar

Sanjit Biswas (Samsara)
Large-scale Measurements of Wireless Network Behavior

12:15pm, Thursday, October 29 2015
Gates 104

About the Talk

Meraki is a cloud-based network management system which provides centralized configuration, monitoring, and network troubleshooting tools across hundreds of thousands of sites worldwide. This talk covers an anonymized subset of measurements, containing data from approximately ten thousand radio access points, tens of thousands of links, and 5.6 million clients from one-week periods in January 2014 and January 2015 to provide a deeper understanding of real-world network behavior.

Specifically, we will take a look at application and device usage patterns, as well as wireless link delivery characteristics indoors and observations of the shared RF environment. Typical access points share spectrum with dozens of nearby networks, and WiFi usage continues to grow each year – in this presentation we will attempt to quantify how crowded the spectrum really is.

This talk is based on work presented at SIGCOMM 2015.

About the Speaker

Sanjit is the CEO and co-founder of Samsara, where he is focused on making it easier and more affordable for organizations to deploy sensors at scale. Prior to Samsara, Sanjit was the CEO and co-founder of Meraki, which grew from a Ph.D. research project at MIT to a networking startup with cloud managed wireless, security and switching products. Cisco acquired Meraki in 2012 for $1.2 billion and it has since become one of Cisco's fastest growing product lines in history.

Sanjit has been recognized as a TR35 honoree by MIT Technology Review, a Technology Pioneer by the World Economic Forum, and has been awarded best paper awards at ACM SIGCOMM and MobiCom. Sanjit holds a B.S. in Computer Systems Engineering from Stanford and an S.M. in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from MIT.