The Internet is increasingly being used for entertainment and sharing, leading to an exciting range of new research problems in networking. This brainstorming talk discusses the opportunities arising out of the “content-pipe divide” and presents some of the fundamental problems in distributing content over a network.
Mung Chiang is an Assistant Professor of Electrical Engineering and an affiliated faculty of Applied and Computational mathematics and of Computer Science at Princeton University. He received CAREER Award from the National Science Foundation, Young Investigator Award from the Office of Naval Research, Howard B. Wentz Junior Faculty Award and Engineering School Teaching Commendation from Princeton University, School of Engineering Terman Award from Stanford University, New Technology Introduction Award from SBC Communications, and was a Hertz Foundation Fellow and Stanford Graduate Fellow. For his work on broadband access networks and Internet traffic engineering, he was selected for the TR35 Young Technologist Award in 2007, a list of top 35 innovators in the world under the age of 35. His work on Geometric Programming was selected by Mathematical Programming Society as one of the top 3 papers by young authors in the area of continuous optimization during 2004-2007. His work on Layering As Optimization Decomposition became a Fast Breaking Paper in Computer Science by ISI citation. He also co-authored papers that were IEEE Infocom best paper finalist and IEEE Globecom best student paper. He has served as guest or associate editor for IEEE Trans. Inform. Theory, IEEE/ACM Trans. Netw., IEEE J. Sel. Area Comm., IEEE Trans. Wireless Comm., and Springer Journal of Optimization and Engineering, as a Program Co-Chair of the 38th Conference on Information Sciences and Systems, and a co-editor of the new Springer book series on “Optimization and Control of Communication Systems”.