TENTATIVE IFIP/IEEE IM 2009 KEYNOTE PROGRAM
|Tuesday, June 2nd:|
|Speaker: Chuck Kalmanek, Vice President, AT&T, Internet and Network Systems Research, AT&T Labs – Research|
|Title:ففف Exploratory Data Mining in Network and Service Management|
Abstract: Large scale networks and service infrastructures present challenges that are at the forefront of systems research. This talk will give an overview of the problem domain, and the role that exploratory data mining plays in addressing these challenges. I will present work at AT&T Labs on a scalable data management infrastructure, data visualization tools, and advanced management applications.
Bio:فChuck Kalmanek is Vice President of Internet and Network Systems Research in AT&T Labs - Research. In this role, Chuck is responsible for AT&T's research program in IP network and performance management; optical transmission and networking; wireless systems and alternative access technologies; network information mining; and innovative IP-based services. Research areas in Chuck's lab include IP traffic monitoring and analysis, network survivability tools, IP control plane monitoring, wireless access technologies, emerging VoIP and VPN technologies, and photonic networking. Chuck joined AT&T Bell Labs in 1980 -- he has extensive experience in network architecture, protocols and distributed systems. Chuck's research background spans IP network management, access network architectures, wireless networks, voice over IP, multimedia streaming, content distribution networks, storage networks, as well as packet switch and host interface design. Chuck received his undergraduate degree from Cornell University, and M.S. degrees in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from Columbia University and New York University respectively. Chuck is a recipient of AT&T's Strategic Patent and Strategic Standards Awards.
|Speaker: Yechiam Yemini,فProfessor & Director, Distributed Computing Lab,فColumbiaفUniversity|
|Title: CanفGenomic Networks Teach Integrated Management?|
Abstract:فCells use complex networks to handle metabolic, regulatory and signaling operations. Assuring robust operations of these networks is, literally, a matter of life and death. These networks, furthermore, must be able to adapt to significant changes in their operating environment; e.g., in the absence of glucose a bacteria may need to reconfigure its networks to process lactose. Cellular networks thus face similar challenges of managing failures and configuration changes as communication networks. Unlike communication networks, however, these operations management functions must be integrated into the networks design. This presentation will consider some of the architectural fundamentals of genomic networks فfrom the perspective of integrated network management.
Bio: Yechiam Yemini (YY) is a Professor of computer science at Columbia University where he founded and directs the Distributed Computing and Communications (DCC) lab. His research interests include biological networks and computer networks. He authored over 200 publications and 15 patents, and lectured widely in these areas. Technologies created at his DCC lab have been widely exported to thousands of sites and commercialized by several companies. Professor Yemini is a co-founder of three companies: Comverse Technology, http://www.comverse.com, an S&P500 and NASDAQ100 lead provider of multi-media message systems for telecom networks (1983); System Management Arts (SMARTS) http://www.smarts.com, a lead provider of software that automates root-cause diagnosis of network problems (1993); and NeXtorage http://www.nextorage.com, a start-up developing storage networks. Professor Yemini has served as a director of several high-tech companies, advisor to venture fund on high-tech investments, and as a member of several government technology commissions and working groups; his spare time is devoted to eclectic activities ranging from gourmet cooking to sand sculpturing.
|Speaker: Adam Drobot,فCTO and President, Advanced Technology Solutions,فTelcordiaف|
Title: Managing IP Networks for Critical Functions
Bio: As Chief Technology Officer and President of Advanced Technology Solutions, Dr. Drobot is responsible for the company's Applied Research and Government & Public Sector groups. He oversees an Applied Research organization of more than 220 researchers who are involved in many aspects of Internet, broadband and information networking, and software technologies. The Applied Research group is renowned for developing such groundbreaking technologies as ADSL, AIN, ATM, ISDN, Frame Relay, PCS, SMDS, SONET, video-on-demand, and Internet telephony.
Dr. Drobot's Government & Public Sector group is the single focal point that concentrates all Telcordia resources to accelerate company growth in the government space. As its head, he is responsible for planning and implementing systems engineering solutions that are applicable to Federal, State and Local government problems. These solutions span telecommunications and IT areas, including networking and operations for traditional, as well as evolving IP and converged general purpose and mission-specific networks. The Government & Public Sector group's areas of expertise include security and information assurance as well as business process outsourcing.
Prior to Telcordia, Dr. Drobot managed the Advanced Technology Group at Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC), a $7B Fortune 250 firm. He also served as the Senior Vice President for Science and Technology in his 26 years at SAIC.
Dr. Drobot's main research interest is the development of multidisciplinary, computationally-based tools for life cycle support of complex products. He has been the principal or key participant in the development of several large, scientific code systems. He has also published more than 100 journal articles, is a frequent contributor to industry literature and conference presentations and holds 16 patents. Dr. Drobot is a member of the American Physical Society, the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, the American Association for the Advancement of Science, Sigma Phi Sigma, and Phi Kappa Phi.
Dr. Drobot is the 2007 recipient of IEEE's Managerial Excellence Award in recognition of his leadership excellence in managing innovative research and development in telecommunications. He holds a Bachelor's degree in Engineering Physics from Cornell University in Ithaca, New York and a PhD. in Plasma Physics from the University of Texas at Austin, Texas.
|Speaker: Owen Brown,فProgram Manager-F6: Fractionated Spacecraft Program,|
Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA)
Title: Fractionated Space Systems: Networking in the Next Space Age
Abstract: Fractionated space systems offer a radically new approach to designing, building, testing, launching, operating, maintaining, and evolving spacecraft. Fractionation is the process whereby a satellite is decomposed into a cluster of wirelessly networked smaller spacecraft. فThis cluster creates a "virtual satellite" that is fundamentally more flexible and robust than its monolithic counterpart. فIn 2007 the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) began a program known as System F6 that will attempt to design, build, and launch the very first fractionated space system. فDr. Owen Brown, creator of the concept, and the Program Manager of F6, will explain the technical challenges, approach, and the potential implications of F6 on future space architectures.
Bio: Owen Brown received a B.S. in Engineering Science from Loyola College in Baltimore in 1984. After graduating he was commissioned as an officer in the US Navy and attended nuclear power and submarine training. He then served onboard the fast attack submarines USS Flying Fish and USS Sturgeon and conducted several deployments while acting in a variety of engineering and operations positions, including Chief Engineer. In 1990 he left active duty and came to Palo Alto. He received a Masters degree in Aero/Astro in 1992, and continued studies for another year, acting as a course assistant in both Rocket and Aircraft Propulsion courses. After 3 years of full time employment as a spacecraft engineer at Space Systems/Loral, he returned to Stanford as a Ph.D. student, and conducted research at the NASA Ames Fluid Mechanics Laboratory, investigating applications of pressure sensitive paints in low speed wind tunnel applications. After receiving his doctorate in 2000, he returned to work at Loral. In 2001 he left the west coast to return home to Virginia. For 2 years he was employed with Booz Allen Hamilton, providing technical consulting services to the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA). While in this job he acted as the lead technical consultant for several space projects, including the RASCAL space launch program. In 2003 he was invited to DARPA to serve as a Program Manager. He now directs the System F6 fractionated spacecraft program, a concept he personally conceived and developed. He will complete his six year tour at DARPA in October 2009. Owen retired from the US Navy Reserve as a Commander in 2006 He lives in Leesburg, VA with his wife and 2 daughters, ages 5 and 8.
|Speaker: Larry Bernstein,فDistinguished Service Professor,فStevens Institute of Technology and former AT&T Executive|
Title: The future belongs to nimble software developers
Abstract: Software technology continues to emerge. Systems and network management developers have always been early technology adopters.ف What must you learn to be effective in 2015? This keynote identifies future technologies that will be the foundation for our systems and discusses their impact. Topics will include, but are not limited to, Communications, Componentry, Autonomics, Humanism and Architecture.ف
Bio:فLarry Bernstein is an expert in software engineering and computer networking. He is teaching graduate and undergraduate Software Engineering at Stevens Institute of Technology in Hoboken, NJ. His research interest is in Trustworthy Software.ف He is a sometime software expert witness.
He is a distinguished speaker on Trustworthy Software (www.computer.org) of the IEEE Computer and Communications Society, a member of the Board of the Center for National Software Studies (www.cnsoftware.org) and Director of the NJ Center for Software Engineering (www.njcse.org).
He completed consulting assignments for companies in the area of software process improvement and was an expert witness in arbitration and patent infringement cases.ف He has worked with Coopers-Price Waterhouse's Technology Center for several clients.
فHe had a 35-year career at Bell Laboratories managing large software projects. At Bell Labs he became a Chief Technical Officer of the Operations Systems Business Unit and an Executive Director. In parallel with these Bell Labs positions he was the Operations Systems Vice President of AT&T Network Systems from 1992-1996. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc. (IEEE) and a Fellow of the leading software organization, the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM). He is a member of the Russian Information Academy; a visiting Associate of University of Southern California's Center for Software Engineering. He is a member of the honor societies Tau Beta Pi and Eta Kappa Nu and was awarded the coveted Bell South “Eagle” for seminal contributions to their automatic service provisioning systems.
Mr. Bernstein has eight software patents, given 53 talks, published two books and has written 70 articles on software engineering. The IEEE selected two of his articles for inclusion in best paper compendiums.
|Speaker: Alan Ganek, CTO and VP of Strategy and Technology, Software Group, IBM|
Title: Service Management powers a smarter planet
Abstract: The reach of technology today extends nearly everywhere, and more importantly, in this new age, beyond the data center. Not only do more and more people carry the internet in the palm of their hand, but virtually all elements of business processes, production, collaboration and physical infrastructure are becoming instrumented electronically, networked and accessible, enabling new and exciting solutions and services.ف This is the foundation of a smarter planet, creating new value for business, government and science. A very dynamic infrastructure is required to support this expansion of value, powered by advances in Service Management to provide improved agility in leveraging technology, with vastly reduced costs and greater automation and efficiency.ف Service Management provides the visibility, control, and automation of this dynamic infrastructure, and a vehicle to monetize management technology. I will discuss market forces, opportunity, technology directions, and research challenges.
Bio: Alan Ganek is the CTO and VP of Strategy and Technology, Software Group, leading the strategic direction of IBM’s world wide software organization. His responsibilities include advanced development methodologies; incubation of innovative technologies; the transformation, integration, and useability of IBM’s middleware across all software brands; competitive analysis; and open standards and open source software. In addition, Alan provides thought leadership around key IBM initiatives such as Smarter Planet, Cloud computing, and Green computing initiatives for IBM.
Before becoming CTO of Software Group, Alan was Chief Technology Officer, IBM Tivoli software.ه As CTO of Tivoli, Alan was responsible for the technology, architecture, strategy, and planning for IBM's Tivoli software brand, the market leader in delivering products and services that help customers manage their information technology deployments.
In 2005, Mr. Ganek received the Albert Einstein Innovation Award from Global Capital Associates for his leadership in establishing the field of Autonomic Computing. He also was recognized as the development leader of an IBM project which received a Technical Emmy Award from the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.ه Previously, IBM awarded him Outstanding Innovation Awards for his work on Enterprise Systems Architecture/370 and System/390 Parallel Sysplex Design.
Prior to joining IBM Software Group, Mr. Ganek was responsible for the technical strategy and operations of IBM’s Research Division, the largest private research organization in the Information Technology industry, which is focused on research leadership in areas related to information technology as well as exploratory work in science and mathematics. This role entailed developing IBM’s technology outlook for the future as well as the Research division’s strategy, in addition to responsibility for key operational processes such as finance, site management, and information services.