6.896 Topics in Computer Networks: Term Projects

Professor Hari Balakrishnan

During the course of the Fall 1998, students in 6.896 undertook forays into networking research. This page documents their efforts (links to papers and talks coming soon).  There were 17 projects in all.

Here is the schedule for conference-style final project presentations, which will be in NE43-516 (LCS) on Wednesday, 12/9/98 and Thursday, 12/10/98.  All are invited; refreshments will be served!

Wednesday, December 9, 1998
1-1:30 Measuring Fairness in Contention-based Channels (H. Kassab & E. Koksal)
1:30-2:00 Effects of Interconnection on Internet Efficiency (Y-B. Chu, I. Liu and H. Sharifi)
2:00-2:30 A Network Architecture for Application-Level Naming and Routing (W. Adjie-Winoto & E. Schwartz)
2:30-3:00 Internet Access Technologies: The Effect of MAC Protocols (M. Kibati)
3:00-3:30 Incorporating Handheld Computing Devices into an Indoor Wireless Network (A. Chakraborty, K. Benedicto & Z. Yang)
3:30-4:00 Validating the Hive Architecture: A PalmPilot Control Device (R. Leroux, E. Phillips, O. Roup)
Thursday, December 10, 1998
9:30-10:00 TCP Fast Recovery in an Expected-Capacity Framework (D. Pearah & D. Sirkin)
10:00-10:30 A Simulation Study of Optical Switching (D. Brant)
10:30-11:00 Resource-Adaptive Protocols for Networks of Sensors (J. Kulik, W. Rabiner,  W. Shi)
11:00-11:30 Impact of Acknowledgment Frequency in Internet Communication Protocols (Z. Tang & R. Chamarti)
11:30-12:00 UDP Performance on the Internet with Relation to TCP Traffic (J. Hock & S. Williams)
1:00-1:30 Dynamic Placement of Replica on the Internet (J. Kimmelman)
1:30-2:00 An Architecture for Unified Internet Congestion Management (H. Rahul)
2:00-2:30 A Simulation Analysis of Optical Switching (S. Parikh and S. Chan)
2:30-3:00 A Study of Delay Characterization in Web Transactions (D. Lecumberri & P. Saengudomlert)
3:00-3:30 Inferring Characteristics of Multicast Trees (L. Lehman and X. Yang)
3:30-4:00 TCP Performance over Multi-Link Variable Delay Wireless Networks (A. Snoeren)