Thursday, 12:15-1:45 usually in Gates 104


We're back for our second year as the result of the generous sponsorship of Professors Mary Baker, Nick Bambos, David Cheriton, and Fouad Tobagi.

What is it?

The goal of the Stanford Networking Seminar is to

  • Build a year-round forum for students and researchers to learn about current trends and new results in networking research.
  • Bring together Stanford networking researchers with disparate interests.
  • Provide a forum for networking researchers with diverse perspectives to collectively discuss current networking research.
It features outstanding networking researchers from academia and industry talking about topics that range from network and communications protocols to distributed system applications and network security.

The seminar takes place on Thursdays in Gates 104. Free lunch (but no drinks) is offered from 12:15-12:45 followed by a presentation until no later than 1:15. The remainder of the time is reserved for discussion. It is offered in the fall and winter quarters (the spring quarter already has a networking seminar, CS 548). Currently it is not possible to take this seminar for credit. Recommended prerequisites are CS244a, CS244b.

Schedule Winter 1999-2000

Day Room Speaker and Topic
Jan 13 G104 Networking non-PC devices using BlueSky and Bluetooth
Pravin Bhagwat, IBM, Thomas J. Watson Research Center
Jan 20 n/a n/a
Cancelled this week.
Jan 27 G104 Application Outsourcing: The Next Big Thing on the Internet Slides here and in pdf
Peter Newman, Ensim Corporation
Feb 3 G104 Application Performance Pitfalls and TCP's Nagle Algorithm
Greg Minshall, Siara Systems
Feb 10 G104 Developments in Optical Networks
Andreas V. Bechtolsheim, Cisco Systems
Feb 17 G104 Dynamic Network Measurement Using Active Networks
Geoff Kuenning, Harvey Mudd College
Feb 24 G104 Power-laws, fractals, and the Internet topology
Michalis Faloutsos, UC Riverside
Mar 2 G104 Content Distribution in AT&T: an Architecture and Research OverviewSlides here
Fred Douglis, AT&T Labs--Research
Mar 9 G104 CHOKe: A simple router mechanism for Quality of Service
Balaji Prabhakar, Stanford University

Past schedules:

1999-2000 Fall Quarter

1998-1999 Spring Quarter (as CS548)

1998-1999 Winter Quarter

1998-1999 Fall Quarter

Mailing List

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Sponsors and Contact

The Stanford Networking Seminar is sponsored by the professors Mary Baker, Nick Bambos, David Cheriton, and Fouad Tobagi. Marianne Siroker manages the account. To suggest speakers, request topics or for more information contact the seminar organizers:

Guido Appenzeller  <>
Pankaj Gupta   <>
Kevin Lai   <>
Vince Laviano   <>
Petros Maniatis   <>
Mema Roussopoulos   <>

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