Mar. 4 Dr. Edmund Yeh on “From Where to What: A New Architecture for the Internet”

You are cordially invited to a Yale ISP speaker series event featuring Dr. Edmund Yeh, Associate Professor of Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, and Statistics at Yale University. Dr. Yeh will discuss “From Where to What: A New Architecture for the Internet” on Friday, March 4 at 12:10 p.m. in Room 120 of Yale Law School.

About the Talk:

"From Where to What: A New Architecture for the Internet"
The current TCP/IP internet architecture, designed in the 1960s and 70s, is a connection-based architecture which focuses on establishing and maintaining point-to-point conversations between machines, i.e. on "where" the information is located. In the last few decades, however,  the world has changed dramatically. Today's applications (e.g. YouTube, Twitter, smart sensing) are primarily concerned with content distribution and collection, i.e. with "what" information users want.

In this talk, we introduce a new revolutionary internet architecture called Named Data Networking (NDN), which directly addresses the mismatch between the current connection-oriented internet architecture and the content-driven applications. NDN is a data-centric architecture where IP host addresses are replaced by a hierarchically structured naming scheme which allows one to name a specific chunk of data directly, without forcing the chunk to be a part of a conversation. We discuss the benefits of the NDN network architecture in terms of reducing congestion, increasing mobile access, and enhancing security. We also point out some of the main challenges in the development and implementation of NDN.

About Edmund Yeh:
Edmund Yeh received his B.S. in Electrical Engineering with Distinction from Stanford University in 1994, his M.Phil in Engineering from the University of Cambridge in 1995, and his Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from MIT in 2001. He is currently an Associate Professor of Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, and Statistics at Yale University. Professor Yeh is the recipient of a Humboldt Research Fellowship, an Army Research Office Young Investigator Award, the Winston Churchill Scholarship, the National Science Foundation and Office of Naval Research Graduate Fellowships, the Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship, the Frederick Emmons Terman Engineering Scholastic Award, and the President’s Award for Academic Excellence (Stanford University). He is a member of Phi Beta Kappa and Tau Beta Pi.