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Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

Networking Research


Our Networking research looks at two issues: the physical networks that connect computers; and the communication protocols between devices/systems. The lab emphasizes issues involved in the routing between devices in the network, the Quality of Service (QoS) aspects of physical networks, and the perceived QoS between end-user and networked systems. In the communication protocols arena, we explore network/protocol architecture and application issues. The communication architecture, such as client-server or peer-to-peer, affects the performance of an application running over a distributed system.


  • Network architecture and protocols
  • Application Quality of Service (QoS) and caching
  • Peer-to-peer middleware and applications
  • Information/network security