The Software-ization of Networking: Protocols, People, Pedagogy


Abstract: It has been said that “software is eating the world.” With the arrival of software-defined networking (SDN), software is “eating” networking as well. In this talk, we consider the impact of SDN on the evolution of network protocols, on network management and “people in the loop”, and on how and what we will teach to future generations of networking students

Bio: Jim Kurose is a Distinguished University Professor of Computer Science Emeritus at the University of Massachusetts Amherst.   His research interests include computer network architecture and protocols, network measurement, sensor networks, and multimedia communication. From 2015 to 2019, Jim served as Assistant Director at the US National Science Foundation, where he led the Directorate of Computer and Information Science and Engineering, and in 2018, served as the Assistant Director for Artificial Intelligence in the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy.  He has also served as a department chair, dean and associate chancellor at UMass.  He has received a number of awards for his research, teaching and service, including the IEEE Infocom Award, the ACM SIGCOMM Lifetime Achievement Award, the ACM Sigcomm Test of Time Award,  the IEEE Computer Society Taylor Booth Education Medal, and the CRA Distinguished Service Award. With Keith Ross, he is the co-author of the best-selling textbook, Computer Networking: a Top Down Approach (Pearson), now in its 8th edition. He is a member of the US National Academy of Engineering and a Fellow of the ACM, IEEE and AAAS.

Date & time: September 26, 2023 at 11 am EST
Location: 370 Jay Street, 8th floor,  seminar room, Brooklyn, NY 11201.