Kolloq. Prof. Anja Feldmann, Ph.D., topic: The Internet: A complex system at its limits

24 May 2019 12:30, FMI 03.07.023 (MI-Building, Campus Garching)


While the Internet is a hugely successful, human made artifact that has changed the society fundamentally, it has become a complex system with many challenges. In this talk, I will outline some of them and also point out a number of surprises in terms of our mental models of the Internet that we develop over the years. Next, I will focus on the evolution of the Internet and discuss methods for detecting Internet infrastructure outages and combat major DDoS attacks. I will end with an outlook on how we may evolve the Internet to tackle the network management challenges as well as handle the flood of ubiquitous data availability from sensors and devices everywhere.


Anja Feldmann is a director at the Max Planck Institute for Informatics in Saarbrücken, Germany, since 2018. Her research interests include Internet measurement, traffic engineering and traffic characterization, network performance debugging, intrusion detection, network architecture. She has published more than 70 papers and has served on more than 50 program committees, including as Co-Chair of ACM SIGCOMM 2003, ACM IMC 2011, PAM 2018 and as Co-PC-Chair of ACM SIGCOMM, ACM IMC, and ACM HotNets. She held professor positions at TU Berlin, Germany (2006-2017), TU München, Germany (2002) and Saarland University (2000). Before that she was a member of AT&T Labs - Research in Florham Park, NJ. She received a M.S. degree from the University of Paderborn, and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from Carnegie Mellon University.

She is a member of the German Academy of Sciences Leopoldina, the BBAW, Academia Europaea, and was a member of the supervisory board of SAP SE from 2012 to 2018. She is a recipient of the Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Preis 2011, the Berliner Wissenschaftspreis 2011, the Vodafon Innovation Award 2018, and the Schelling-Preis 2018 of the Bayrische Akademie der Wissenschaften.


Dr. Oliver Gasser
email: oliver.gassermpi-inf.mpg.de