Rachee Singh – Cornell University, USA
Mina Tahmabsi Arashloo – University of Waterloo, Canada
Jefferson Elbert Simões – Universidade Federal do Estado do Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Arash Asadi – TU Darmstadt, Germany
Debopam Bhattacherjee – Microsoft Research, India
Jim Kurose – Professor of College of Information and Computer Sciences, the University of Massachusetts Amherst
Matt Caesar – Professor in the Department of Computer Science at University of Illinois
As the field of networking turns 60 years old, networking research has undergone many shifts – from its ARPAnet, Cyclades and other pre-Internet days, to the explosion of interest in core and transport networking in the 1980’s and 1990’s to an increasing emphasis on peer-to-peer networks, mobile networks, software-defined networking, data-center networking and distributed network services at scale. As information networks have become ever more central elements of modern society, research is also broadening to include intersections with other areas of computer science (e.g., AI, programming languages, data systems), and increasing interactions with fields such as the social sciences. This expanding and expansive view of networking research compels a range of new research approaches, methodologies, challenges, opportunities, perspectives—and obligations.
Our roundtable participants, whose research and aspirations put them at the vanguard of this shift, will discuss their visions for the field and their places within it. We will ask them to identify the challenges they see themselves facing in realizing these visions, the nature of the choices they have made to get to this stage in their careers, and their hopes for how future workplaces will support them. Discussion will address what the changing networking research environment looks like from their points of view.