October 25, 2007
ECE graduate student Franck Le has won the Best Paper Award in the 2007 IEEE International Conference on Network Protocols (ICNP), one of the premiere conferences on networking. The paper titled "Understanding Route Redistribution" is coauthored by G. Xie, Naval Postgraduate School and Hui Zhang, Professor of Computer Science and ECE, and Le's research advisor.
Route redistribution has become an integral part of IP network design as the result of a growing need for disseminating certain routes across routing protocol boundaries. Route distribution is widely used and resembles Border Gateway Protocol, the core routing protocol of the Internet, in several nontrivial aspects. But the safety of route redistribution has not been systematically studied. This paper presents the first analytical model for understanding the effect of route redistribution on network wide routing dynamics and evaluating the safety of a specific route redistribution configuration.
Franck Le was the winner of the 2007 ICNP Best Paper Award.
Hui Zhang, Professor of CS and ECE, was a co-author on the award-winning paper.