Network Virtualization

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YEREVAN, Armenia – The Analysis, Research and Planning for Armenia (ARPA) Institute Distance Learning Program in partnership with the American University of Armenia (AUA) Entrepreneurship & Product Innovation Center (EPIC), organized an online presentation by Dr. George N. Rouskas to speak about network virtualization on March 30th.

Network virtualization refers to a broad set of technologies. Commercial solutions have been offered by the industry for years, while more recently the academic community has emphasized virtualization as an enabler for network architecture research, deployment, and experimentation. In the presentation, Dr. Rouskas reviewed the entire spectrum of relevant approaches with the goal of identifying the underlying commonalities. He also discussed a set of challenges and research directions expected to come to the forefront as network virtualization technologies proliferate.

nvGeorge N. Rouskas is a Professor and the Director of Graduate Programs in the Computer Science Department at North Carolina State University, and an IEEE Fellow. He received a degree in Computer Engineering from the National Technical University of Athens (NTUA), Greece, and the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Computer Science from the College of Computing, Georgia Institute of Technology, in Atlanta, GA. Dr. Rouskas’s research interests include network architectures and protocols, optical networks, network design and optimization, and performance evaluation. He is co-editor of the book ‘‘Next-Generation Internet Architectures and Protocols’’ (Cambridge University Press, 2011), author of the book ‘‘Internet Tiered Services’’ (Springer, 2009), and co-editor of the book ‘‘Traffic Grooming for Optical Networks’’ (Springer, 2008). He is founding co-editor-in-chief of the Optical Switching and Networking Journal and he has served on the editorial boards of the IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking, IEEE/OSA Journal of Optical Networking, Computer Networks, and Optical Networks. He was the General co-Chair for IEEE ICNP 2014, and he has served as TPC or general chair for several conferences, including ICCCN 2013, ICCCN 2011, the IEEE GLOBECOM 2010 ONS Symposium, BROADNETS 2007, IEEE LANMAN 2004 and 2005, and IFIP NETWORKING 2004. He is the recipient of a 1997 NSF CAREER Award, the 2004 ALCOA Foundation Engineering Research Achievement Award, and the 2003 NCSU Alumni Outstanding Research Award, and he was inducted in the NCSU Academy of Outstanding Teachers in 2004. He serves as the Chair of the IEEE Optical Networking Technical Committee (ONTC) in 2016–2017, and he served as a Distinguished Lecturer for the IEEE Communications Society in 2010–2011.

Founded in 1991, the American University of Armenia (AUA) is a private, independent university located in Yerevan, Armenia and affiliated with the University of California. AUA provides US-style education in Armenia and the region, offering high-quality, graduate and undergraduate studies, encouraging civic engagement, and promoting public service and democratic values.