Texas A&M to host NSF GENI workshop

GENI NSFTexas A&M University will be hosting the National Science Foundation’s (NSF) Global Environment for Network Innovations (GENI) regional workshop and camp, May 22-26.

GENI provides a virtual laboratory for networking and distributed systems research and education. It is well-suited for exploring networks at scale, thereby promoting innovations in network science, security, services and applications.

Dr. Alex Sprintson, professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering and Dr. Walt Magnussen, associate director of The Academy for Advanced Telecommunications and Learning Technologies at Texas A&M and Enterprise IT technologist, are hosting the workshop and the camp. The workshop will introduce the participants to GENI with the help of hands-on tutorials. The weeklong camp will demonstrate the wide range of experiments possible with GENI and give participants the opportunity and time to develop sufficient GENI knowledge and skills to apply it immediately to their research.

“Participants will have the opportunity to discover how the program can assist their education and research needs with the help of various GENI resources and tools through tutorials, labs and a team-based project,” said Sprintson. “The workshop and summer camp will facilitate hands-on innovation in specialized areas of network science, security, services and applications.”

Highlights of the event include 5G cellular networks and software-defined networking.

Dr. Henning Schulzrinne, professor in the Department of Computer Science at Columbia University, will kick off the workshop with his keynote address followed by a keynote presentation by Dr. Lin Zhong, professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Rice University.

A limited number of travel grants are available for participants. Visit tx.ag/GENI to learn more and register for the workshop and camp.