Princeton's Jennifer Rexford will speak March 14.

March 14: CIS presentation

Princeton's Rexford to discuss OpenFlow network design

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10 a.m., Feb. 28, 2013--Princeton University’s Jennifer Rexford will discuss designing OpenFlow networks to support multiple tasks such as routing, access control and traffic monitoring in an invited lecture to be held from 11-12:15 p.m., Thursday, March 14, in the Trabant University Center Theatre on the University of Delaware campus in Newark.

The talk by Rexford, Princeton’s Gordon Y. S. Wu Professor of Engineering, is titled “Frenetic: A Programming Language for Software Defined Networks” and focuses on abstractions that help programmers write concise, efficient OpenFlow programs.

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At Princeton, Rexford’s research focuses on making data networks easier to design and manage by developing Internet routing, network measurement and network management processes.

She earned her bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from Princeton University, and her master’s and doctoral degrees in computer science and electrical engineering from the University of Michigan. She is the co-author of a book titled Web Protocols and Practice: HTTP/1.1, Networking Protocols, Caching and Traffic Measurement.

She has served on the Association of Computer Machinery (ACM) Council and the Board of Directors of the Computing Research Association. She chaired the ACM Special Interest Group on Data Communication (SIGCOMM) from 2003 to 2007, and she is a 2004 recipient of the ACM Grace Murray Hopper Award for outstanding young computer professional.

The talk is part of the Distinguished Lecture Series co-sponsored by the Department of Computer and Information Sciences, the UD National Science Foundation-ADVANCE program and the President’s Diversity Initiative. It is organized in part by the CISters (Women in Computer and Information Sciences) group and the Women in Engineering (WIE) program.

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