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18.996 Topics in Theoretical Computer Science : Internet Research Problems

18.996 Topics in Theoretical Computer Science : Internet Research Problems

We will discuss numerous research problems that are related to the internet. Sample topics include: routing algorithms such as BGP, communication protocols such as TCP, algorithms for intelligently selecting a resource in the face of uncertainty, bandwidth sensing tools, load balancing algorithms, streaming protocols, determining the structure of the internet, cost optimization, DNS-related problems, visualization, and large-scale data processing. The seminar is intended for students who are ready to work on challenging research problems. Each lecture will discuss: methods used today issues and problems formulation of concrete problems potential new lines of research A modest amount of background information will be provided so that the importance and context of the problems can be... Show More
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