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  • Feb
    19

    CS Colloquium - Alberto Dainotti - "We're Stuck With the Internet — We'd Better Quickly Figure Out How It Fails"

    Department of Computer Science

    12:00 PM Room 3514, Mudd Hall ( formerly Seeley G. Mudd Library)

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    Title: We're Stuck With the Internet — We'd Better Quickly Figure Out How It Fails

    Abstract

    Our society's dependence on the Internet today is unquestioned. Yet the Internet's complexity (e.g., distributed self-governance, constantly-evolving layered technologies, and competing political and commercial interests) makes it hard to understand and manage the risks associated with relying on the proper functioning of its core infrastructure. While efforts to reduce and manage these risks are not limited to the field of computer science and engineering, their progress is hindered by the scarcity of data and a lack of clear understanding of the underlying technical phenomena. For example, we lack a thorough understanding of when, where, how, and why, connectivity fails at large and with which consequences or recovery times. We barely understand the interdependence with other critical infrastructure sectors. We rely on a global routing system that is extremely vulnerable and we do not know to which extent it is exploited, by whom, and for which purposes. In this talk, I will discuss some of my research efforts to develop methods and systems for a better understanding of phenomena affecting the Internet's security and reliability. In particular, I will describe how devising a novel approach to study specific episodes of connectivity disruption due to political and geophysical events, inspired me to build a system (ioda.caida.org) to continuously monitor the Internet for large-scale connectivity outages. Over the past few years, this effort enabled research in various directions, facilitated multi-disciplinary collaborations, and resulted in the engagement of industry, government, and civil society.

    Biography

    Alberto Dainotti is an Associate Research Scientist at CAIDA, the Center for Applied Internet Data Analysis at University of California San Diego, USA. His research is at the intersection of Internet measurement and data analysis and Internet security, with a focus on understanding and improving Internet infrastructure security and reliability. He has received the ACM SIGCOMM Internet Measurement Conference Distinguished Paper Award, two IRTF Applied Networking Research Prizes, and the Best of ACM SIGCOMM Computer Communication Review award. Dr. Dainotti received his Ph.D. in Computer Engineering and Systems at University of Napoli "Federico II", Italy.

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    TIME Wednesday, February 19, 2020 at 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

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  • Feb
    21

    CS Colloquium - Aastha Mehta - "Policy Compliance in Online Services"

    Department of Computer Science

    12:00 PM Room 3514, Mudd Hall ( formerly Seeley G. Mudd Library)

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    TIME Friday, February 21, 2020 at 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

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  • Feb
    24

    CS Colloquium - Zechao Shang - "Thrifty Data Management"

    Department of Computer Science

    12:00 PM Room 3514, Mudd Hall ( formerly Seeley G. Mudd Library)

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    TIME Monday, February 24, 2020 at 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

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  • Feb
    28

    CS Colloquium - Jonathan Balkind - "Fixing Serverless Computing in the Post-Moore Era With Open-Source Hardware"

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    12:00 PM Room 3514, Mudd Hall ( formerly Seeley G. Mudd Library)

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    TIME Friday, February 28, 2020 at 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

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  • Mar
    2

    CS Colloquium - Hoda Hedari - "Distributive Justice for Machine Learning: An Interdisciplinary Perspective on Defining, Measuring, and Mitigating Algorithmic Unfairness"

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    12:00 PM Room 3514, Mudd Hall ( formerly Seeley G. Mudd Library)

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    TIME Monday, March 2, 2020 at 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

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  • Mar
    6

    Computer Science PhD Recruitment Weekend

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    8:00 AM 3514, Mudd Hall ( formerly Seeley G. Mudd Library)

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    TIME Friday, March 6, 2020 at 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM

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    CONTACT Judith Hernandez    judith.hernandez@northwestern.edu EMAIL

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  • Mar
    14

    Winter Classes End

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    TIME Saturday, March 14, 2020

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  • Mar
    21

    Spring Break Begins

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    TIME Saturday, March 21, 2020

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  • Mar
    30

    Spring Break Ends

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    TIME Monday, March 30, 2020

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  • Mar
    31

    Spring Classes Begin 8 a.m. - Note: Northwestern Monday - Monday classes

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    TIME Tuesday, March 31, 2020

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