Program The Network by Shrutarshi Basu
Posted on January 14, 2016
The main aim of organizing the Grad Talk is to foster research interest in the young students in our Chapter who have finished their high school and are currently pursuing undergraduate studies. This also gives the opportunity to the members of the Student Chapter for a face-to-face interaction with grad students a few years ahead of us along the academic path and exposure to the work being done by them.
8th August 2012, 3:30 p.m.
Venue: Seminar Hall, A Building
Speaker: Shrutarshi Basu
Title: Program the Network! Languages and architectures for tomorrow’s networks
Abstract: With the rise of cloud computing and datacenters, our networks are becoming increasingly complex. We need to ability to define network policy at a high level and receive verification that such policies are being implemented by network hardware and software. This talk presents a novel architecture and programming language for datacenter networks. Freon is a network architecture designed from the ground up to enable reasoning about and verifying network-wide properties. We express properties in a high-level language that compiles to code running on end-hosts. No prior knowledge of datacenter networks or programming languages is required.
About the speaker:
Shrutarshi Basu is pursuing his PhD in Computer Science at Cornell University under the supervision of Dr. Nate Foster. His focus is on programming languages and related tools with an eye towards applicability and solving real world problems. Currently he is exploring novel languages for networks and the web. His most recent project is Freon: a trustworthy platform for programmable networks. Previously he has worked on the Actor model for concurrent programming and a language for programming fractal graphics.