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"Software-Defined Networking: Introduction and Retrospective" by Scott Shenker

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Feature Presentation : "Software-Defined Networking: Introduction and Retrospective" by Scott Shenker

You all know who Scott Shenker is, so don't miss this wonderful opportunity to meet and participate in an interactive discussion with Scott, as he gives his retrospective on SDN.

Agenda for the Event

6PM - 7PM : Social Hour

7PM - 7:15PM : House Keeping and Word from our Sponsor

7:15 PM - 8:30PM : "Software-Defined Networking: Introduction and Retrospective" by Scott Shenker

This will be an interactive session with Scott entertaining questions and thoughts.

Location : Paul Allen Building (CIS), Stanford University.

If this is your first time, the entrance closest to the venue, is the corner entrance towards the front of the building and adjacent to the serra mall rd or st., as shown in the picture below.

About the Speaker :

Scott J. Shenker (born January 24, 1956 in Alexandria, Virginia) is an American computer scientist, and professor of computer science at UC Berkeley ([2] ( He is also the leader of the Initiatives Group and the Chief Scientist of the International Computer Science Institute ( in Berkeley, California (,_California). Shenker is an ISI Highly Cited ( researcher, and according to Google Scholar ( he is one of the five highest ranked American computer scientists.[3] (

Shenker received his Sc.B. in Physics from Brown University ( in 1978, and his PhD in Physics from University of Chicago ( in 1983.[4] ( In 2007, he received an honorary doctorate from the same university.[5] (

After working as a postdoctoral associate at Cornell University, he joined the research staff at XEROX Parc. He left PARC in 1998 to help found the AT&T Center for Internet Research, which was later renamed the ICSI Center for Internet Research (ICIR).[6] (

In 1995, Shenker contributed to the field of energy-efficient processor scheduling, co-authoring a paper on deadline-based scheduling with Frances Yao ( and Alan Demers.[7] (

In 2002, Scott Shenker received the SIGCOMM Award ([8] ( in recognition of his "contributions to Internet design and architecture, to fostering research collaboration, and as a role model for commitment and intellectual rigor in networking research".

In 2006, he received the IEEE Internet Award ([9] ( "For contributions towards an understanding of resource sharing on the Internet."

He is a Fellow of the ACM ( and IEEE ( and a member of the National Academy of Engineering.[10] ( He is ranked the top cited author in computer science by Microsoft Academic Search.[11] ( He is brother of string theorist ( Stephen Shenker (

Shenker is a leader in the movement toward software-defined networking ( (SDN). He is the co-founder of the Open Networking Foundation ( and of Nicira Networks ([12] (

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Shankar Gopidas