Keynote: Disruption at the Internet Edge


Recently emerging disruptive technologies are likely to change both the internet and the devices we connect to it. Let’s consider 2 examples. I will first discuss a handheld device that provides free-hand, high-resolution image `drawing' by swiping across a fixed planar surface. In the second example, I will examine programmable packet processors, and the development of a software-defined data plane. In both examples - printers and routers - models of device design and operation that have persisted for decades threaten to be upended.

Speaker Bio

Jack Brassil received the B.S. degree from the Polytechnic Institute of New York, the M.Eng. degree from Cornell University, and the Ph.D. degree from the University of California, San Diego, all in electrical engineering.

Dr. Brassil is currently a Senior Scholar (on leave) in the Department of Computer Science at Princeton University. He is currently serving as a Program Director at the National Science Foundation in Arlington, VA. Previously he was a Distinguished Technologist and Program Manager at HP Laboratories. At HP he managed a research team investigating mobile computing systems, internet streaming media, content distribution architectures, and communication networks and protocols, with frequent collaboration with startups, universities and industrial research partners.

Before joining HP he held multiple research positions at Bell Laboratories in Murray Hill and Holmdel, NJ. Dr. Brassil is an IEEE Fellow, a member of the IEEE Communications Society, a member of the ACM, and a member of ACM SIGCOMM.