Colloquium Series presents Bobby Bhattacharjee

Bobby Bhattacharjee continues the 2008 Colloquium Series with his research "Systems without Cooperation".

  • Date: October 13, 2008
  • Time: 4:00 pm
  • Location: CSIC 1115

Early systems on the Internet were exercises in feasibility: institutions and users cooperated to build, deploy, and demonstrate applications and uses of packet switching. Modern Internet protocols must assume a user base that is not necessarily cooperative or altruistic. Fundamental Internet protocols were characterized by cooperative primitives such as voluntary backoff, exchange of accurate local state, and trusted authorities. It is relatively easy to exploit these primitives in non-cooperative settings

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