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