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Prof. Dr. Javed I Khan
Prof. Dr. Javed I Khan

Professor and Chair of Department of Computer Science,
Kent State University.

Talk Title: Leveraging Programmable Switches For Multipath Aware Traffic Management In Data Center Networks.

High-radix terabit ethernet switches are becoming ubiquitous in modern data centers. Started by Facebook, Google and their likes a new generation of ASIC based ‘generic’ switches has dramatically brough down the cost/speed tradeoff. Facilitated by these ASICs based switches and multi-rooted tree-based topologies, modern data centers could implement extremely high-packet processing networking fabric containing multiple high bandwidth parallel paths. Yet the core solutions are brute-force and sub-optimal. It is long known, optimal utilization of the data center fabric’s multipath transmission capability can improve throughput, reduce latency, and achieve the long coveted application specific QoS goals. However, until now the implement pathway of any such switch intelligence is out-of-reach. Data center switches lack the intelligent packet forwarding and traffic management schemes for utilizing the full potential of the highly capable switching fabric. However, these ‘programmable’ ASICs capable of customized packet processing at Terabits per second scale-can also now bring a new brand of programmability in these switches. 

The talk will present a few of our ‘programmable’ switch-based efforts to tackle several intelligent optimizations on these new gen ASICs based devices without sacrificing the speed bounds. Firstly, we show the design and implementation that can improve flow completion time in fat-tree topology-based data centers by designing an in-band traffic event monitoring, traffic-aware multipath packet forwarding, and in-network flow rate controlling capable traffic engineering system- all at full line speed. Following, we discuss the design of an in-network load balancer capable of adaptive traffic splitting over multiple paths by leveraging data plane programmability. This load balancer can be extended for application layer load balancing in multi-tenant data centers. Through these examples we will explain this new brand of network programming – and its constraints, and its potential. Finally, we will briefly discuss the design of an open-source Hypercompiler backend for infusing AI into hardware-software co-design in the context of building next gen information highway.

Dr. Javed I. Khan is a professor and Chair of Department of Computer Science at Kent State University. His research team specializes in applying multi-area expertise in cross-cutting problems in advanced networking. His cross-area research including areas such as advance network infrastructure, perceptual communication, active networking (SDN), and space communication, has been funded by various agencies including National Science Foundation (NSF), US Defense Advanced Research Project Agency (DARPA), NASA, AFRL, World Bank and State of Ohio. Besides being an active researcher and educator, he is also a renowned expert in Research and Education Networks (RENs) working in 10+ countries in Asia and Africa. He helped design two national high-speed advanced network infrastructures- BDREN and NgREN which has been implemented by the national governments. 

His concept proposals have collectively drawn more than $60 million investment funding in networking technology from World Bank. He is also serving as the area expert in the Fulbright National Roster of experts as Senior Specialist on high performance education networking and digital divide. Dr. Khan has received his PhD from University of Hawaii at Manoa and B.Sc. from Bangladesh University of Engineering & Technology (BUET) and a Past Open Grants Fellow at East West Center at Hawaii. He has first-authored 100+ reviewed publications. He has served as editor for 100+ journal articles in his area, in national panel on next generation communication. More information about Dr. Khan’s research can be found at medianet.kent.edu. Debobroto Das Robin, the other author of this work is also a 2012 graduate of BUET, a doctoral student at Kent State’s Medianet Lab and currently working on the Hypercompiler.

Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Hamid Doost Mohammadian
Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Hamid Doost Mohammadian

Professor, International Sustainability and Senior Futurist;
Director, International Management and Consultant of President;
University of Applied Sciences (FHM),Germany

Talk Title: Mapping Women Sustainable Global Innovative IoT- Edu Engineering Leadership with Gender Analysis thought the 5th Wave and DCT Theories.

This talk aims to analyze gender-based learning for women sustainable innovative leadership in IoT- Edu engineering. In this speech which is based on Prof. Hamid Doost’s interdisciplinary researches, the tools, finding and results are based on questionnaire (as quantitative primary reasearch) and interview (as qualitative primary research) methods are used to collect the necessary data. The statistical population of the present study includes engineering students, and a statistical sample of 200 people is selected from this statistical population. In this study, a sample of men and women with leadership experience in IoT- Edu Engineering Leadership is selected. The findings of the present study identified four issues that differentiated the experiences of male and female sustainable innovative engineering leaders, including gender, mobility, leadership practices, and failure response in IoT-Edu engineering. The analyzes showed that gender can implicitly affect the experiences and the amount of learning, training and education in IoT- Edu Engineering Leadership.  In order to survive and compete in an uncertain environment, today’s organizations especially SMEs must have more mature and stable human capital and cultural mindset by creating the capacity for growth and development, leaving aside the traditional view and negative mentality regarding the managerial role of women sustainable global innovative IoT- Edu engineering leadership because Prof. Doost believes IoT- Edu engineering mirrors culture. Because if there is a more supportive atmosphere in organizations and SMEs regarding the management of women and their organization at the management level, the level of maturity of the employees’ ability will increase and training and education will take place in such an atmosphere and it will bring growth and prosperity. Therefore, the present talk examines gender learning on the sustainable global innovative leadership in IoT- Edu engineering through the 5th wave/tomorrow age and DCT theories, related theories, concepts and models.

Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Hamid Doost Mohammadian (Germany) is a full professor for international sustainability management who is focus on interdisciplinary studies and senior Futurist in Germany with an engineering background in Computer and Industrial Engineering. He is director for international management, consultant to president and head of FHM German Institute of SMEs (F-GISI) at University of Applied Sciences (FHM) in Germany which is focusing on Small Medium Sized Enterprises (SMEs). He is also an external Professor and supervisor at some international high rank universities like the TU-Campus EUREF gGmbH (TU Berlin) in the field of sustainable business, building, energy, mobility, risk, and engineering management. Prof. Hamid Doost Mohammadian is a visiting professor at Academy for Cultural Diplomacy (ICD) in Berlin and PhD supervisor/examiner of FHM joint doctoral programs powered by two British State Universities. In addition, he is Professor and Board Member at London Institute of Skills Development (LISD), UK and Board Member at Swiss Institute of Cultural Diplomacy. Since 2017, besides being member of IEEE educational Society, he has been contributing as an academic leader to Erasmus Plus project named: ”Internet of Energy (IoE)-Education/Qualification(EQ)” in Germany and 6 EU partners. Besides he is a Futurist and Theoretician for the 5th Wave/Tomorrow Age Theory (Theory of Comprehensive Everything) which is concerning sustainability and future study for readiness for the future concern and it is to measure the readiness to change into the new age/wave we are just entering., i-Sustainability Plus Theory which is made of combination of trinity; open innovation, sustainability and future of high technologies (5th technologies) as well as digitalization and DCT (Doost Cultural Theory) which is concerning cultural adaptation through the multiple regression, EQ, Conversational Intelligence (CI) and LQ. He has invented, introduced, and developed several models, concepts, methods, and theories in Hybrid Knowledge which were reflected in several books, scientific articles and speeches like Hybrid SMEs/SME 5.0/Tomorrow’s SMEs concept which is a new concept for SMEs for future concern and 3D SociEcoEnvironment SMEs models which are focusing on the CSR side of sustainable business and ‘’7PS and 9PSG models’’ which is focusing on seven pillars of sustainability and nine pillars of sustainable governance. Professor Hamid Doost Mohammadian as Conference Chairman and Keynote Speaker has held more than 600 speeches, workshops, webinars, participated in various Global and international conferences, dedicated to interdisciplinary studies, sustainability, culture, management, CSR, blue-green economy, entrepreneurship, innovation, and digitalization. Finally, he as an author, a conference chairman, keynote speaker, author, influencer and member of editorial board at more than 20 high ranked international scientific journals, including Swiss and US ones. Prior to his academic life he has been working as management consultant for industrial and political sectors.