Research Achievements

Advanced Network Management

For IBM the DCC developed NETMATE, a comprehensive system for the management of complex networks. NETMATE is being used in numerous commercial and development organizations to manage networks and develop network components such as bridges, routers and gateways. The NETMATE project was competitively selected by IBM as one of five projects nationwide to be funded under its Complex Systems Research Initiative.


Through collaboration with Bellcore, the research organization funded by NYNEX and other regional Bell Operating Companies, CATT devised methods for traffic management on ATM networks. The demonstration of the feasibility of sophisticated traffic management schemes associated with CATT research has had a significant impact on the development of ATM standards.

Broadband ISDN

Through its work with Bellcore, CATT developed connection establishment procedures for multimedia, multiparty data transfer applicable to Broadband Integrated Services Digital Network (ISDN) signaling systems.

Cellular System Planning Tools

Developed ray-propagation and cell-planning tools for T-Mobile.

Digital Forensics

In a project, funded by CATT and NSF, faculty and students developed three digital image forensic technologies - smart carving, smart filtering, and guided carving. These technologies were successfully commercialized by Digital Assembly, a CATT start-up company. 

Document Imaging

In a project funded by KeySpan Corporation (formerly Brooklyn Union, now National Grid), CATT has developed novel techniques for the analysis and lossy compression of KeySpan's engineering drawings. This helped the modernization of the KeySpan Engineering Mapping System, and contributed to the decline in KeySpan's gas and electricity distribution rates by approximately 20% over the past five years. In another project funded by the FSTC (Financial Services Technology Consortium), CATT has worked with banks and other financial institutions to study the feasibility of using imaging techniques in the inter-bank check clearing process.