Prof. Shivendra Singh Panwar
Transmission line bandwidth increases continue to outstrip switching speeds in the Internet core. As a result packet switches have emerged as a bottleneck in the continued growth of network traffic. In the near future a new generation of switches will be needed that have the desirable features of scalabilty, low cost, high throughput and low delay. This talk will introduce the latest developments in switch architecture. In particular, the focus will be on input queued switches and load-balanced switches. We will then go on to review some key results and the many important unsolved theoretical problems in this area.
Shivendra S. Panwar is a Professor in the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at Polytechnic University. He received the B.Tech. degree in electrical engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur, in 1981, and the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in electrical and computer engineering from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, in 1983 and 1986, respectively. He joined the Department of Electrical Engineering at the Polytechnic Institute of New York, Brooklyn (now Polytechnic University). He is currently the Director of the New York State Center for Advanced Technology in Telecommunications (CATT). He spent the summer of 1987 as a Visiting Scientist at the IBM T.J. Watson Research Center, Yorktown Heights, NY, and has been a Consultant to AT&T Bell Laboratories, Holmdel, NJ. His research interests include the performance analysis and design of networks. Current work includes protocol analysis, traffic and call admission control, switch performance and multimedia transport over wireless networks. He has served as the Secretary of the Technical Affairs Council of the IEEE Communications Society. He is a co-editor of two books, Network Management and Control, Vol. II, and Multimedia Communications and Video Coding, both published by Plenum, and has co-authored "TCP/IP Essentials: A Lab based Approach", published by the Cambridge University Press. He was awarded the IEEE Communication Society's Leonard G. Abraham Prize in the Field of Communication Systems for 2004.
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