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If Aram Galstyan, director of the Artificial Intelligence Division at the USC Viterbi Information Sciences Institute (ISI) had to pick just one superpower, it would be the ability to predict the future.Read More

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USC ISI Researchers Honored for Contributions to Networking Simulator

August 14, 2020

By Lila Jones

The research contributions of John Heidemann, a USC Viterbi research professor of computer science and a principal scientist at the USC Information Sciences Institute (ISI), and Yuri Pradkin, a systems programmer at ISI, were recently recognized in the 2020 Networking Systems Award from SIGCOMM.

The award - from the  Association for Computing Machinery's Special Interest Group on Data Communications, or SIGCOMM - serves to recognize the development of a networking system that has had a significant impact on the world of computer networking, and this year, it was given to a series of networking simulators referred to as "ns."

"It was a very happy surprise for me to hear about this award," said Heidemann, who led ns development from 2000 to 2004. "I'm honored that we at USC were able to play a part."

The ns family of simulators - which include ns-1, ns-2, and ns-3 - allow researchers to test out ideas in a simulated computer network before laboratory or testbed experiments. Heidemann and Pradkin were credited as major contributors, along with a number of USC Ph.D. students, to the development of ns-2, which built off of the earlier ns-1.

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Feature Story

USC ISI Researchers Honored for Contributions to Networking Simulator

August 14, 2020

By Lila Jones

The research contributions of John Heidemann, a USC Viterbi research professor of computer science and a principal scientist at the USC Information Sciences Institute (ISI), and Yuri Pradkin, a systems programmer at ISI, were recently recognized in the 2020 Networking Systems Award from SIGCOMM.

The award - from the  Association for Computing Machinery's Special Interest Group on Data Communications, or SIGCOMM - serves to recognize the development of a networking system that has had a significant impact on the world of computer networking, and this year, it was given to a series of networking simulators referred to as "ns."

"It was a very happy surprise for me to hear about this award," said Heidemann, who led ns development from 2000 to 2004. "I'm honored that we at USC were able to play a part."

The ns family of simulators - which include ns-1, ns-2, and ns-3 - allow researchers to test out ideas in a simulated computer network before laboratory or testbed experiments. Heidemann and Pradkin were credited as major contributors, along with a number of USC Ph.D. students, to the development of ns-2, which built off of the earlier ns-1.

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