Kolloq. Prof. Rolf Stadler, topic: Data-driven network and cloud engineering

Friday, 14th of July 2017, 10:00 am FMI 03.07.023 (MI-Building, Campus Garching)


We start with discussing the opportunities of using machine learning for network and cloud engineering and operation. We then focus on the specific problem of KPI estimation and present an approach that is based based upon statistical learning, whereby the behavior of a system is learned from observations. Following this approach, we collect device statistics from servers and switches on a testbed and use regression techniques to predict client-side service metrics for a video service and a key-value store. One surprising finding is that these service metrics can be predicted quite accurately using network device statistics alone.


Rolf Stadler is a professor with the Department of Network and Systems Engineering at KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm, Sweden. He holds an M.Sc. degree in mathematics and a Ph.D. in computer science from the University of Zurich. Before joining KTH in 2001, he held positions at the IBM Zurich Research Laboratory, Columbia University, and ETH Zürich. Rolf Stadler is currently EiC of IEEE TNSM. His group has made contributions to real-time monitoring, resource management, and self-management for large-scale networks and clouds. His current interests include advanced monitoring techniques, as well as data-driven methods for network engineering and management.


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