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Measurement, Modeling, and Analysis of the Internet: Part II

Sunday, January 11, 2004 - 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Keller 3-180
Vishal Misra (Columbia University)
In this tutorial we will cover some of the important developments in the mathematical modeling and analysis of aspects of the Internet. We will be focusing on three areas (i) There has been a great deal of interest in the self-similar, fractal, or more appropriately long range dependent (LRD) nature of Internet traffic. We will introduce various models that have attempted to explain the LRD phenomena (ii) Measurements of the Internet topology have led to a number of modeling efforts to understand and explain the power law nature of the connectivity graph. We will look at some of the well known models (iii) TCP carries upwards of 90% of Internet traffic. Modeling TCP specifically, and congestion control on the Internet in general, has been a hot area of networking research in the past few years. We will outline the important and well known efforts in the area in the tutorial.