Distinguished Lecture

Simple, Scaleable Network Algorithms

Prof. Balaji Prabhakar, Stanford University

Randomized algorithms are particularly well-suited for coping with the so-called "curse of dimensionality" from which many networking problems suffer. The main idea of randomized algoriths is simple to state: Rather than contend with a large state space, the trick is to base decisions upon a few randomly chosen samples.

This talk will illustrate the use of randomization in devising simple-to-impelement, high-performance network algorithms; specifically, for switch scheduling, web caching, and bandwidth partitioning.

Sponsored by

Lucent Technologies/EECS500