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Title: Control and Understanding: Owning Your Home Network. Presentation by: Richard Mortier, University of Nottingham

What
  • Colloquium Series
When May 25, 2011
from 02:30 PM to 03:30 PM
Where 4.31/4.33
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Abstract:

The Homework project takes a radically different approach to the problem of home networking: we consider the needs of the user rather than blindly reusing existing technology. Properly addressing these requirements needs more than just new user interfaces, with interesting design and implementation implications all the way down the networking stack.

In this talk I will give some background to Homework, briefly present results from some of the ethnographic work that has been carried out, and then go into the impact this has had on our technology design in some detail. In doing so I will describe implementation of our Homework Router on Linux using Open vSwitch and NOX, and how we use it to provide two new capabilities: putting people into the protocols, and providing for physically mediated access control.

 

Bio:

Richard Mortier is a Horizon Transitional Fellow in Computer Science at the University of Nottingham. His research currently centres on networked technologies within the Digital Economy. In addition to the topic of this talk, this currently also includes exokernels for secure high-performance multiscale computing; and infrastructure to build an ecosystem around privacy preserving third-party access to personal data. His background is in systems and networking, covering operation systems, distributed systems, and local and wide-area networking. Prior to joining Nottingham he spent two years as founder at Vipadia Limited designing and building the Clackpoint and Karaka real-time communications products, six years as a researcher with Microsoft Research Cambridge, and seven months as a visitor at Sprint ATL, CA. He received a Ph.D. from the Systems Research Group at the University Computer Laboratory, and a B.A. in Mathematics, also from the University of Cambridge.

 

http://www.cs.nott.ac.uk/~rmm/
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