What we do
We conduct research on large-scale distributed systems and networking. Our approach is mainly experimental, focusing on the design, deployment and evaluation of systems that people use. Much of our work is guided by the unique perspective provided by devices at the edge of the Internet and captured through our users/collaborators who adopt and use our software. We are driven by a desire to provide solutions to real network and systems problems, while we also take pleasure in the scientific and engineering contributions that we make.
- Feb 29, 2016: WiFly is live! Measure your In-Flight WiFi experience.
- Jun 05, 2015: John Rula was awarded the Best TA award!
- Jun 04, 2015: John Rula successfully completed his thesis proposal - Congrats, John!
- Feb 29, 2016: Could crowdsourced data turn in-flight Wi-Fi around? (Chicago Tribune)
- Feb 24, 2016: Inflight WiFi is So Terrible (ChicagoInno)
- Feb 23, 2016: Understanding Inflight WiFi's Poor Performance (Northwestern McCormick News)
Apr 09, 2015:
Getting in and out of Cuba
Change is coming to Cuba - Our early work on characterizing Cuba's Internet connectivity to appear at the next ACM Internet Measurement Conference (IMC) 2015!
Apr 10, 2015:
Tracking your Application Time
Mobile devices have become an integral part of our lives, however, most of us have little idea how often and how long we are spending with these devices. Track your mobile phone habit by installing Application Time (AppT) today!
Mar 20, 2014:
Mobile Network Performance and Content Delivery - Part 2
Most Content Delivery Networks (CDNs) attempt to pick the closest replcia server to your location. We see large inefficiencies in replica selection for cellular networks, with remote Public DNS resolvers retrieving better replicas a significant fraction of time.