Toronto Networking Seminar Series 2008-2009

Organized by Department of Computer Science and Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Toronto

The Toronto Networking Seminar Series is jointly organized by Computer Science and ECE faculty with interest in all aspects of computer networking. Unless posted otherwise, the regular seminar time and location for Fall 2008 is Fridays, 2:10-3:00pm, in the room BA1210 of the Bahen Center, 40 St. George Street on the University of Toronto campus. 

For more information, please contact one of the organizers: Yashar Ganjali (, Baochun Li (, Ben Liang (, Jörg Liebeherr (, Peter Marbach (, Stefan Saroiu (

Fall 2008



Title (click on link for abstract)


August 21 4pm BA7231
Augustin Chaintreau
Thomson Technology Paris Laboratory
Forget him (or her) and keep on moving: Making mobile social networks navigable Peter Marbach
September 8 2pm BA1240
David Yau
Purdue University
Optimization of Threat-based Mobile Coverage Jörg Liebeherr
September 12 11am BA2165
Antonio Carzaniga
University of Lugano
A Memory-Efficient Per-Source Routing Scheme for Content-Based Networks Hans-Arno Jacobsen
September 12
Ken Calvert
University of Kentucky
On the Efficiency of Address Assignment in the Internet Jörg Liebeherr
September 19
Violet R. Syrotiuk
Arizona State University
Network FRESCO: A Framework for Experimental Screening, Control, and Optimization Jörg Liebeherr
September 26
Jennifer Rexford
Princeton University
Rethinking Internet Traffic Management Using Optimization Theory Yashar Ganjali
October 3
Raouf Boutaba
University of Waterloo
Distributed Search Revisited: Resolving the conflict of Flexibility and Efficiency Shahrokh Valaee
October 10
Bhaskar Krishnamachari
University of Southern California
Rate-based Congestion Control in Wireless Sensor Networks Ben Liang
October 17
R. Srikant
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Novel Architectures and Algorithms for Adaptive Scheduling and Routing in Wireless Networks Yashar Ganjali
November 7 Postponed
Catherine Rosenberg
University of Waterloo
Spectrum Sharing in OFDM-Based Cognitive Radio Networks Shahrokh Valaee
November 14
Ioanis Nikolaidis
University of Alberta
A SWiss Army Knife for Wireless Sensor Networks Shahrokh Valaee
November 28
Ravi Mazumdar
University of Waterloo
On the capacity of rate constrained wireless systems or how many simultaneous users with minimum rate constraints can a wireless network support under fading conditions? Peter Marbach
December 5
Nick Feamster
Georgia Tech
Network-Level Spam Filtering Yashar Ganjali

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