Trends and Issues in Softwarization of Networks

Speaker:        Professor Raj Jain
                Barbara J. and Jerome H. Cox, Jr.
                Professor of Computer Science and Engineering,
                Washington University in Saint Louis

Title:          "Trends and Issues in Softwarization of Networks"

Date:           Thursday, 8 November 2018

Time:           11:00am - 12 noon

Venue:          Lecture Theater H (near lift 27/28), HKUST


We begin with developments that led to virtualization, network function
virtualization, and disaggregation. How software-defined networking
definition has changed due to disaggregation. The trend of DevOps and the
slowness of the standardization activities has led the networking industry
towards open source software and hardware. Open sourcing has now become
the fastest way to introduce new research, idea, concept or technology.
All these trends and their impact on networking research along several
related myths and issues will be discussed in this talk.


Raj Jain is the Barbara J. and Jerome R. Cox, Jr., Professor of Computer
Science and Engineering at Washington University in St. Louis. Previously,
he was one of the Cofounders of Nayna Networks, Inc - a next-generation
telecommunications systems company in San Jose, CA. Dr. Jain has a Ph.D.
in applied mathematics and computer science from Harvard University. He is
a Fellow of IEEE, ACM, AAAS, and Academy of Science St. Louis. He is the
recipient of 2017 ACM SIGCOMM award, 2015 A. A. Michelson Award from
Computer Measurement Group and numerous other awards. With 27,000+
citations according to Google Scholar, he is one of the most cited authors
in computer science. Further information is at