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Srinivasan Seshan

Professor, School of Computer Science

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Srinivasan Seshan

Research Areas

Mobility, Next Generation Secure and Available Networks, Secure Home Computing, Survivable Distributed Systems

Cross Cutting Thrusts

Next Generation Threat Prediction and Response

Biography

Srinivasan Seshan is currently a Professor and held the Finmeccanica chair at Carnegie Mellon University's Computer Science Department from 2004 to 2006. From 1995 to 2000, Dr. Seshan was a research staff member at IBM's T.J. Watson Research Center. Dr. Seshan's primary interests are in the broad areas of network protocols and distributed network applications. In the past, he has worked on topics such as transport/routing protocols for wireless networks, fast protocol stack implementations, RAID system design, performance prediction for Internet transfers, ISP multihoming, new approaches to congestion control, large-scale multiplayer games, and large-scale sensor networks. His current work explores the challenges and opportunities created by chaotic wireless network deployments. Visit Dr.Seshan‘s website for more information. Please visit Dr. Seshan's website for more information.

Education

PhD, 1995, Computer Science, University of California, Berkeley.
MS, 1993, Computer Science, University of California, Berkeley.
BS, 1990, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, University of Califonia, Berkeley.

 

Research Projects

Security Issues in Information Naming

Research Area: Secure Home Computing | Survivable Distributed Systems
Cross Cutting Thrusts: Next Generation Threat Prediction and Response
Researcher: Srinivasan Seshan

Diagnosing and Locating Wireless Disruption

Research Area: Mobility | Next Generation Secure and Available Networks
Researchers: Srinivasan Seshan, Peter Steenkiste, Dave Andersen

Self-Configuring Wireless Networks

Researchers: Srinivasan Seshan, Peter Steenkiste

Publications

"DIRC: Increasing Indoor Wireless Capacity Using Directional Antennas". X. Liu, A. Sheth, M. Kaminsky, K. Papagiannaki, S. Seshan, and P. Steenkiste. In Proceedings of the ACM SIGCOMM, Aug. 2009.

"Enabling MAC Protocol Implementations on Software-defined Radios". G. Nychis, T. Hottelier, Z. Yang, S. Seshan, and P. Steenkiste. In Proceedings of the USENIX NSDI, (Boston, MA), Apr. 2009.

"Geo-fencing: Confining Wi-Fi Coverage to Physical Boundaries". A. Sheth, S. Seshan, and D. Wetherall. In Proceedings of International Conference on Pervasive Computing, (Berlin, Heidelberg), May 2009, pp. 274-290.

"RFDump: An Architecture for Monitoring the Wireless Ether". K. Lakshminarayanan, S. Sapra, S. Seshan, and P. Steenkiste. In Proceedings of ACM CoNEXT, (Rome, Italy), Dec. 2009.

"Wifi-reports: improving wireless network selection with collaboration". J. Pang, B. Greenstein, M. Kaminsky, D. McCoy, and S. Seshan. In Proceedings of ACM MobiSys, (New York, NY, USA), June 2009, pp. 123-136.