• Seminar Series 2013-2014: Eighth Seminar
    Jon CrowcroftJon Crowcroft
    University of Cambridge
    Date: Wednesday, April 29, 2014 at 2 pm.
    Location: DC 1304
    Title: Two-Sided Marketing to Incent Internetworking Networks of Things

    Abstract: There is no internet of things yet, just a bag of separate networks of silos of disparate services. This is reminiscent of the days of data communications before the Internet, and needs to be fixed. We take some recent ideas from the latter day internet and see if they can help leverage this.

    Biography: Jon Crowcroft is the Marconi Professor of Communications Systems in the Computer Laboratory of the University of Cambridge. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society, Fellow of the Association for Computing Machinery, a Chartered Fellow of the British Computer Society, a Fellow of the Institution of Electrical Engineers, a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering, as well as a Fellow of the IEEE. He was chair of ACM SIGCOMM between 1995 and 1999, and received the SIGCOMM Award in 2009.

    Jon has had major contributions to a number of successful start-up projects, such as the Raspberry Pi and Xen. He has been a member of the Scientific Council of IMDEA Networks since 2007. He is also on advisory board of Max Planck Institute for Software Systems. Jon has written, edited and co-authored a number of books and publications which have been adopted internationally in academic courses, including TCP/IP & Linux Protocol Implementation: Systems Code for the Linux Internet, Internetworking Multimedia, and Open Distributed Systems.