Hot Topics in Networking including ATM, Multimedia and Wireless

Dr. Raj Jain, Professor, Ohio State U. (Code MF-RJ)

The field of networking is growing exponentially in both deployment and development of new technologies. This makes it difficult for most technical professionals to keep abreast of developments. This tutorial is designed to give technical professionals an overview of recent advances in networking. The tutorial begins with a discussion of trends in networking and then provides an overview of developments and technical issues in topics that are being hotly debated in the networking community.

Raj Jain is a Professor of Computer and Information Science at the Ohio State University. Before joining the University in April 1994, he was a Senior Consulting Engineer at Digital Equipment Corporation and was involved in design and analysis of distributed systems and networking architectures. He received a Ph.D. degree from Harvard University in 1978 and has taught graduate courses in performance analysis at MIT. He is the Vice-Chair of ACM SIGCOMM and serves on the editorial boards of several journals. Dr. Jain holds several patents, and has written more than 35 papers on networking performance. He has delivered keynote addresses at several international conferences. He received the Computer Press Award for "The Best How- To-Book, Systems" for his 1991 book "The Art of Computer Systems Performance Analysis" published by Wiley, New York. He is an ACM Lecturer, an IEEE Distinguished Visitor and a Fellow of the IEEE. His latest book, "FDDI Handbook: High Speed Networking using Fiber and Other Media" has been published this year by Addison-Wesley, Reading, Mass.
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