DATE: Thursday, October 14, 2010
TIME: 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
PLACE: Gates 8102

Tiziana Refice

TITLE: M-Lab: open platform, open tools and open data for an open Internet

Measurement Lab (M-Lab) is an open, distributed server platform for researchers to deploy broadband measurement tools. Everybody can use these tools to measure the performance of their own Internet connection. All the data collected during users’ tests is publicly available. M-Lab launched in February 2009, and since then users have run millions of tests that have generated hundreds of terabytes of measurement data. The dataset collected by M-Lab provides a unique and open source of information about how the Internet connectivity has evolved over time and across different geographical areas. Researchers and policy regulators are actively involved in M-Lab by contributing to the platform, developing new measurement tools and analyzing the collected data. In particular, M-Lab supports the consumer broadband test released by the FCC as part of the National Broadband Plan. The goal of this talk is to further extend our collaborations with the research community.

Tiziana received a Master's Degree in computer engineering at Roma Tre University in 2005 and a Ph.D. in networking at the same university in 2008 with a thesis on root cause analysis in inter-domain routing. She is currently a researcher at Google and is working on Internet performance measurement.

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