Contact Information

Computer Science Department
Colgate University
McGregory Hall, 3rd Floor
13 Oak Drive
Hamilton, NY 13346
(tel) 315.228.7719
Charlotte Jablonski, Administrative Assistant

Event Detail

Dept Tea: Providing Automatic Insights into Network Requirements

Start: Tuesday, March 19, 2019, 11:30 a.m.
End: Tuesday, March 19, 2019, 12:20 p.m.
Location: CS Student Research Lounge (McGregory 319)

Speaker: Prof. Aaron Gember-Jacobson

Abstract: Thousands of people rely on the Colgate wireless (and wired) network on a daily basis to communicate, study, socialize, and more. Using the network is as simple as connecting to "eduroam," but maintaining and upgrading the network is quite complex. In particular, hundreds of network switches must be properly configured to satisfy a complex set of network requirements, for example: allowing only certain computers to access servers containing confidential records. In this talk, I'll discuss why it is difficult to enumerate a network's requirements, and present Nopticon: a system that provides insights into a network's requirements by observing its behavior under different failure scenarios.