Wednesday, 1/17, 7-8p
For adults & teens
Main Meeting Room (upstairs)
The Internet has become the foundation of today’s information infrastructure, and has been successfully supporting people’s data communications and computing. However, the Internet has fallen victim to its own stunning success. The current Internet architecture faces many challenges, including both correcting the vulnerabilities that arise from society’s increasing dependence on it, and enhancing the capabilities for supporting new applications. This presentation illustrates how the Internet works, discusses the challenges that the current Internet architecture is facing, and explores possible solutions for the next generation Internet.
Presenter: Dr. Qiang Duan is an Associate Professor of IST at Penn State Abington. He holds a B.S. in Electrical and Computer Engineering, a M.A. in Telecommunications and Electronic Systems, and a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering. His research interests include: Data communications and computer networking, the next generation Internet, the service-oriented architecture and network-as-a-service, Cloud computing, and Web services. Dr. Duan is also an Upper Dublin resident.