Winter Quarter (2006-07).


2/21/07 NEW TIME: The Netseminar will start serving lunch at 11:45 and talks will start at 12:15 unless otherwise specified.
11/13/06 Recently, there has been tremendous interest throughout the country in the arena of Clean Slate Networking. At Stanford alone, at least 18 faculty members have been observed assisting the project in its goal of producing "unconventional, bold, and long-term research that tries to break the network's ossification."

As such we are delighted to announce that for Fall and Winter Quarters of the 2006-2007 school year, the Stanford Networking Seminar will host a special series of Clean Slate talks. You can look forward to an excellent series of speakers with special emphasis on addressing the questions on how to redesign a global communications infrastructure. This includes - but is not restricted to - topics on network architecture, physical layer technologies, security, and economics & policy.

Netseminar Schedule Winter 2006-07

Date Speaker Talk Building/Room
February 15 Daniel Blumenthal
U.C. Santa Barbara
Optical Circuit Switching for NSF FIND and GENI Networks Gates 104
February 22 Michael Mitzenmacher
Harvard University
Beyond Bloom Filters: Approximate Representations of Concurrent State Machines (and Some New Constructions for Bloom Filters) Gates 104
March 1 Constantine Dovrolis
Georgia Institute of Technology
Router buffer sizing revisited: the role of the output/input capacity ratio Gates 104
March 8 Mendel Rosenblum
Stanford University
Some Interactions between Server Virtualization and Networking Gates 104
March 15 William Norton
Video Internet: The Next Wave of Massive Disruption to the U.S. Peering Ecosystem (v1.3) Gates 104
April 12 Srinivas Shakkottai
Stanford University
Exploiting Resource Diversity in Networks of Peers: The Multicast Capacity of Wireless Ad-Hoc Networks Gates 104
April 19 Sanjit Biswas
Meraki Networks / MIT
Meraki: Bringing $1/month access to the next Billion Internet users Gates 104
April 26 Douglas Comer
VP of Research, Cisco Systems
Lessons Learned From The Internet Project Gates 104
May 3 Joseph Berthold
CIENA Corporation
Optical Networking and the Internet of the Future Gates 104
May 17 - - - Talk Cancelled - - -
May 24 Konstantinous Psounis
University of Southern California
Routing and transport challenges in multi-hop wireless networks Gates 104
May 31 Kimberly Claffy
TBA Gates 104
June 7 Balaji Prabhakar
Stanford University
TBA Gates 104

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.

In the fall and winter quarters the seminar takes place on Thursdays in Gates 104. Free lunch (sometimes with drinks) is offered from 11:45 AM - 12:15 PM followed by a presentation until no later than 1:00PM. The remainder of the time is reserved for discussion. Currently it is not possible to take this seminar for credit in the fall and winter quarters.

Directions to the Gates Building:  If we have reserved a "G" parking permit for you (for instance, if you are the speaker), you should park right behind the Gates building.  If not, you can follow these driving directions and park at the "parking structure 1".

Recommended prerequisites for both versions of this seminar are CS244a, CS244b. 

Past Schedules

Driving Directions

For our visiting speakers and audience members we provide directions on locating the Gates building here

Mailing List

To receive up to date information about speakers join the Networking Seminar mailing list. Send email to  to receive weekly updates on speakers and topics (the subject and body of the subscription request will be ignored so it doesn't matter what you put there).


To suggest speakers, request topics or for more information contact the seminar organizers: 

Evan Greenberg
Neda Beheshti


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